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Clash of the Titans (2010) film review

Where do I even begin with this one? The remade Clash of the Titans was so brash, loud, and empty that all I can remember is my friends and I trying to behave like the characters on Mystery Science Theater 3000. I almost thought to see a SyFy channel logo pop up at some point because the production quality and thought put into this movie was about on par with Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus.

Sam Worthington has me scratching my head at this point as to why he’s been given so much work recently. I cannot tell the difference between his Terminator character, his Avatar character, or his Perseus in this film. It’s not that Mr. Worthington is necessarily a bad actor… he’s just not… he’s just missing something. Once again poor Sam goes through the motions of being torn between two worlds. Blah blah he fights some CGI and the day is won and he realizes his “true place” (In Terminator; sacrifice in Avatar; with blue Native Americans/African tribespeople, in Clash; mortals).

The great Liam Neeson shows up to blind the audience as Zeus. He is just there. I’ve read a lot of his stuff was cut due to focus testing. Did the studio show this movie to a bunch of drunken and/or stoned apes? There is no drama from his presence, no threat that he poses to Perseus (however his actions cause the demise of the unnamed crew Perseus travels with). It’s bland and boring but at least his armor is obscenely shiny.

I have nothing else to say on this…. 

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