Saturday, August 14, 2010

Clash of the Titans

I'm going to be upfront about this. I only watched just over half of Clash of the Titans. No, I didn't turn it off because of boredom (although, I probably could have), it was because the middle half of the movie wouldn't play on either of my DVD players. So I watched the start and the end, and I think I can pretty much churn out an average review on it.
Perseus (Sam Worthington) has been living his life with a family which found him and his mother washed up during a storm. He finds out that in fact his father is the powerful God Zeus (Liam Neeson). Perseus embarks on a journey to stop evil from spreading to Earth and the heavens, but can this demi-God do all of this by himself?
This film had a pretty decent cast (Worthington, Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Jason Flemyng and Mads Mikkelsen to name but a few), but definitely did not do much to benefit it's star power. The script is pretty weak, and it pretty much relies on all these mythical creatures to make it seem better than it actually is. While watching this, I was thinking "Hey story, I didn't see you there behind all that CGI." I can only imagine what a disaster this film would have been in 3D. Just because Avatar was mindblowing in 3D doesn't mean every other film is going to be.
Even though I do admire him, Sam Worthington was a bit weak in his role. He was on what I like to call Popcorn Auto-Pilot. Like he knows he's in some huge blockbuster which regardless everybody will see, so he will be getting the huge paycheck at the end of the day. Therefore he can just do a slack job of the role because it doesn't realy matter. I think he was just a bit miscast, and all that could save him were those perfectly carved muscles.

Boring, simple CGI-enhanced blockbuster.

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