Well done visually, but hollow
Despite its flaws(the uneven acting and the episodic storybook-like
structure) I really like the original Clash of the Titans, especially
for the set design and the Harryhousen effects. In short, it is flawed
but good nostalgic fun. This 2010 remake is very well done in the
costume and set design and some of the effects are truly incredible,
but emotionally it is ultimately hollow.
While I do agree the effects were incredible, especially the Kraken,
some of the scenes could have been better done. In particular with the
gorgon Medussa. A scene that terrified me when I was little in the
original and still does to some extent, but as has been pointed out
once or twice before there was more emphasis on too much action not
enough suspense which diminished that scene's appeal in this.
The music comes across as rather generic. It strived to be rousing,
energetic and bombastic, something you would find with Erich Korngold
and Bernard Hermann, but sadly it came across as generic and boring.
Pacing was an issue as well, it was very uneven here. It felt as though
the not-so-important scenes dragged and the important bits felt rushed
and skimmed over. The direction was disappointingly lethargic too.
My main complaints though are with the acting, story and script. As I
have said, the story and acting weren't the strongest points of the
original, but both elements had their moments. However, the story has a
very uneven structure, it is quite episodic, but it is also rather
unexciting. On the whole the dialogue is awful and very banal, and
there were some scenes where it came across as cheesy or forced. The
acting wasn't much to go on either. Sam Worthington was merely alright,
he has the heroism and charm, but then there is the accent that comes
and goes and I got the sense that the delivery of some of the lines and
the action sequences didn't come naturally to him. I was more
disappointed in the bigger names. Ralph Fiennes doesn't seem to have a
clue what he is doing here, and Liam Neeson looks lost and embarrassed.
Gemma Arterton can be good(BBC's Tess of the D'Urbevilles) but while
she is very pretty, her character is rather vapid.
Overall, it had its moments, but it was unengaging and disappointing.
4/10 for the production values. Bethany Cox.
dinushi watch American History X movie
dinushi watch Ground Control movie
sooooo damn good .
dsouthard watch Together Again For The First Time movie
sreynich watch The Package movie
I like this Movies .
Cadman watch Off The Map movie
I saw this with my friend amazing .
Went to see the Tourist last week. It was a good movie with a surprise ending. .
chasing liberty .
Not so good, not so bad....
Great entertainment, better than the original version
I recently watched the original again after almost three decades
because, as a child, it captured my imagination. Seeing it a few months
ago it seemed very cheesy and dated with a low budget, in short a true
B-movie. And it was so boring I couldn't watch it all, but had to fast
forward to the battle scenes. This one on the other hand had fantastic
CGI, the battles were nicely done, acting was OK, story was straight
forward, in short it was an entertaining movie, for it delivered what
it promised. The only thing I didn't like was the main hero who seemed
out of place -he looked and acted like a jock or a street gang member
in the 21st century. The actor in the original did a much better job. I
wrote this review because many people negatively compare this to the
1981 version, which was a true cheese festival. This one had bigger
budget and it showed in the final product.