Get your glasses ready because another 3D movie hits the big screens today, and I had the chance to check it out earlier this week: Clash of the Titans. Sam Worthington who made his big break on Avatar, is back with his second big blockbuster as the lead in this war between the gods and man. Wiki explains the remake of this 1981 (when I was born) film much better than I could.
In ‘Clash of the Titans,’ the ultimate struggle for power pits men against kings and kings against gods. But the war between the gods themselves could destroy the world. Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus (Sam Worthington) is helpless to save his family from Hades (Ralph Fiennes), vengeful god of the underworld. With nothing left to lose, Perseus volunteers to lead a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus (Liam Neeson) and unleash hell on earth. Leading a daring band of warriors, Perseus sets off on a perilous journey deep into forbidden worlds. Battling unholy demons and fearsome beasts, he will only survive if he can accept his power as a god, defy his fate and create his own destiny.
At first, I thought the movie started off a little slow, and was wondering when all the action was going to take place – but later in the movie, the action certainly came into play. Saw many familiar faces in this movie. The once boy now man Nicholas Hoult (the boy from About a Boy and gay kid from A Single Man) was looking hot as one of the warriors – who by the way, all have very sexy outfits – a lot of leg from Sam Worthington, my friends! I also recognized Polly Walker – who you may not recognize, but she’s in the new series Caprica. She’s a shady bitch in both of these on screen stories, and she does it well.
The movie takes you on a journey, similar to that of Lord of the Rings, where the characters with their swords take you to places that others dare not go. Places where no one has come out alive, fighting unimaginable beasts along the way with nothing but their swords or bare hands – godly help here and there though. The infamous snake headed Medussa is even in this story, and their take on her and what she looked like was fantastic! She’s was one freaky bitch. Ooh, so are the three witches – very creepy. Keep your eye out for them!
Sam Worthington’s career is only going to soar from here and this movie was definitely a hit! Was 3D required to make this movie good? No – it would be a great film with out the glasses – but it certainly enhanced it.