Clash of the Titans – Film Review

(106 MINS, CERT 12A)

Director: Louis Leterrier
Starring: Sam Worthington, Gemma Aterton, Alexa Davalos, Danny Huston

From the director of Transporter 1 & 2, and The Incredible Hulk, Louis Leterrier returns producing a remake of the 1981 original of the same name in Clash of the Titans, available now on DVD and Blu-ray.

Starring Avatar’s Sam Worthington, along with Gemma Arterton, (Quantum of Solace, Prince of Persia) and Alexa Davalos, (The Chronicles of Riddick, Defiance) Clash of the Titans at first seems to offer much of the same that we have already seen in the likes of Troy and Alexander, yet as the film slowly starts to build up a strong storyline layer by layer, the vital element that has been missing from films of a similar topic is unveiled to us all, breathtaking visual effects. Revolved around a feud between Zeus, Poseidon and Hades, the Greek gods are presented in a visual pleasing appearance that tears apart the generic “look” we have been taught to accept for decades.

With the storyline also focusing loosely on the Greek myth of Perseus (Sam Worthington) son of Zeus, Clash of the Titans does not waste an opportunity to throw in an action packed sequence with visual effects to please any movie loving audience member. At times it feels the storyline is somewhat over shadowed by what has been the main selling point of the film, yet with a running time of 106 minutes, it will be hard to find time to take your eyes off the screen for a single second, as the visual masterpiece comes a plenty the closer we move to the closing sequence of the film.(which is a feast which really does need to be endured to digest)  

Presented in digital 3D during its cinema run, Clash of the Titans is most certainly not a film that will go down in history for the wrong reasons. With a special 3D version available on Blu-ray in the coming months, the pure experience of this film will be a must see once again with the help of this latest technology.  

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