Stripped of that charm, the new 'Clash of the Titans' plays like a videogame

by Eric Melin on April 2, 2010 · 1 comment

in Film

The first hint that something was fishy about the “Clash of the Titans” remake was the trailer. There was almost no dialogue. All it was was a wordless montage of every CGI monster and 3D special effect in the film, ending with Liam Neeson as Zeus saying the signature line: “Release the Kraken!”

The bad news is that if you’ve seen that trailer, you’ve already seen all the movie has to offer. The 1981 film was a cheesy, inaccurate—but fun—journey through Greek mythology. The main reason it’s held in high regard now is because of Ray Harryhausen’s legendary stop-motion animation.

Stripped of that charm, this new version plays like a videogame, only with less character development.

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  • Andrew DeGolyer

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen Eric so angry. i think this review made him almost quit his movie-reviewing job…

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