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Clash of the Titans Any Good?

Published March 28, 2010 in Early Reviews
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Warner Bros
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I knew doing 3D after the fact for Clash of the Titans was stupid. Taking advantage of a new accelerated process, Warner Bros was able to make 3D copies of the film with only the need to delay it a week. Well, the first reviews claim that the 3D version is not very 3D at all, and probably not worth the few extra bucks for it. Sadly, that's not the only thing they agree on.

Clash of the Titans Gets Reviewed

Unfortunately for moviegoers geeked on Clash of the Titans and Warner Bros, the film's first two reviews claim that it could be better.

Even more haphazardly plotted than the original, "Clash of the Titans" boasts 3D imagery and kinetic action that can't obscure a movie that is, finally, pretty flat. Influenced almost as much by "The Lord of the Rings" as a 1981 namesake most notable for Ray Harryhausen's stop-motion effects, the technical upgrade doesn't improve the clunky mythological underpinnings, while the script ratchets up the man-vs.-the-gods quotient. Result feels mostly like a (very expensive) kids' pic, and international prospects appear more promising than domestic box office, which, after a muscular opening -- with apologies to the gods -- should be somewhat less than titanic.

A fun digital ride through Greek mythology as humans clash with gods and monsters. After an awkward half-hour or so as it struggles toward a visual style to represent the world of Greek mythology, "Clash of the Titans" kicks into action with a battle between human warriors and a giant scorpion. Then it's off to the races as our hero, Perseus ("Avatar's" Sam Worthington), must vanquish increasingly lethal monsters in a quest to rid humankind of the cruel and mettlesome gods who would rule man for all eternity.

Ready to lower your expectations a bit? Then check out the full reviews for Clash of the Titans by clicking the bold links (above).

Clash of the Titans opens to theaters April 2nd.

For stills, posters, trailers and more movie info, go to the Clash of the Titans Movie Page.
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