Clash of the Titans (2010) – 2/10 bland fantasy adventure movie review

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Cast / crew
Director: Louis Leterrier
Screenplay Writer: Travis Beacham
Screenplay Writer: Phil Hay
Screenplay Writer: Matt Manfredi
Producer: Basil Iwanyk
Producer: Kevin De La Noy
Sam Worthington: Perseus
Gemma Arterton: Io
Mads Mikkelsen: Draco
Alexa Davalos: Andromeda
Jason Flemyng: Calibos / Acrisius
Ralph Fiennes: Hades
Liam Neeson: Zeus
Director (Original Motion Picture): Desmond Davis
Writer (Original Movie): Beverley Cross

Clash of the Titans (2010)

Perseus, illegitimate son of the god Zeus, has been blessed with incredible thighs and the ability to learn decades of sword-fighting experience in under a minute but cursed with the charisma of cheap cheese. Fortunately, bland, stubborn, irritating and Australian is how the ancient Greeks like their heroes and so he is sent to the Fates to discover how to defeat the Kraken and save Argos, thus protecting catalogue shopping for all time.

2/10

Whatever charisma is, Sam Worthington doesn’t have it but he is by no means the worst thing about this film. No, that would be the script which sees writers laughing all the way to the bank as they cut-and-paste movie tropes with reckless half-heartedness with no consideration for an audience that will be tempted to watch this for spectacular monster mash action. That said, audiences will be deceived on that front as well. There are a number of decent monsters but they are undone by Hollywood’s current inability to produce a decent action sequence. An action sequence should have a beginning, middle and end. It should be a mini-journey, a clear battle of mind and metal with our hero emerging victor because of something only he can do. Clash of the Titans is bland, worthless non-entertainment and the extra star here is for the Pegasus effects only.

This movie contains mild adult dialogue, bad language, extreme violence, extremely unpleasant scenes

Classified 12A by BBFC. Persons under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

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