Note: This review is based off the 3D version of the film. Kyal Bender reviewed the 2D version in a separate review.
With a cast full of recent breakouts like Sam Worthington (Avatar, Terminator: Salvation), and seasoned vets like Liam Neeson (Taken) among others, Clash of the Titans is a clever remake of the 1981 film that starred Harry Hamlin. This film pits Perseus (Worthington), the mortal son of Zeus (Neeson), as the only hope to save humanity in Argos from Hades (Ralph Fiennes). Perseus gets help from the soldiers of Argos in their attempt to keep their home at piece.
Many critics disliked this version of the film because it was transferred to 3D after already being shot. They feel this will take away the effect Avatar had for viewers. I have not seen the aforementioned film, but I feel very satisfied after leaving the theater after this film. If you wanted to criticize anything from this film, you could look at plot or acting, but neither were really bad here so they went for the 3D aspect.
This film might not please fans of the original film from the 1980’s, but as any remake goes, the director tries to create his own vision for this film. Louis Leterrier (Transporter 2, The Incredible Hulk) brings a real action packed film to the table, and really should not disappoint anyone that goes to see this in theaters. The action does slow down a bit during the middle, and probably could’ve been shaved by a few minutes, but overall the film was solid.
Reports suggest that this will be the first film in a trilogy, and as box office results show, this could very well be a successful movie franchise. I would definitely recommend seeing this film in 3D. No matter what critics say, this film is beautiful in 3D and you really feel part of the action during every moment of the film.
Final Grade: 8.5/10