Clash of the Titans (2010)



Critic Consensus: An obviously affectionate remake of the 1981 original, Louis Leterrier's Clash of the Titans doesn't offer enough visual thrills to offset the deficiencies of its script.

Movie Info

The 1981 mythological fantasy adventure Clash of the Titans is resurrected in this remake from Incredible Hulk director Louis Leterrier. Discovered at sea as an infant by a weary fisherman, demigod Perseus (Sam Worthington) grows up with no real knowledge of his celestial origins until his watchful guardian, Io (Gemma Arterton), informs him that he is the offspring of Zeus (Liam Neeson). When Zeus' brother Hades (Ralph Fiennes) casually wipes out Perseus' family, the grieving son vows to show … More

Rating: PG-13 (for fantasy action violence, some frightening images and brief sensuality)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Lawrence Kasdan, Travis Beacham, Matt Manfredi, Phil Hay
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 27, 2010
Box Office: $163.2M
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as Calibos/Acrisius

as Andromeda

as Poseidon

as Apollo

as Sheikh Sulieman

as Cassiopeia

as Aged Cassiopeia

as Prokopion

as Pemphredo

as Phaedrus

as Captain

as Harbourmaster

as Noble (Basilica)

as Citizen 1 (Argos)

as Citizen 2 (Argos)

as Soldier (Zeus Statue...

as Kepheus' General

as Hera

as Hestia

as Artemis

as Aphrodite

as Hephaestus
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Critic Reviews for Clash of the Titans

All Critics (239) | Top Critics (43)

It comes together surprisingly well for a film that was supposedly rewritten a few times, resulting in changing the villain while cutting others' dialogue. It may not stand up to the original, but it's still a fun ride.

Full Review… | October 1, 2012

3D is but one of many problems plaguing Clash of the Titans.

Full Review… | November 5, 2011
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

The action sequences are chaotic, the plot is difficult to follow and the cheesy sets sometimes look like props from a theme-park ride.

Full Review… | September 26, 2011
American Profile

One time in college I watched Robot Monster on TV with red/blue 3D glasses from 7-11 and that was better for my eyes.

Full Review… | April 4, 2011

I should have known better than to look forward to Clash of the Titans, a film that unironically employs the tagline 'Titans Will Clash'.

Full Review… | October 21, 2010

How could this have been so completely messed up? Little boys playing with action figures could've improvised a better story than this garbage.

Full Review… | September 10, 2010
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Audience Reviews for Clash of the Titans

This was a fun movie. Watching it on a big drive in screen was interesting and fun. It really did hearken back to the old movie. I can def see that 3d would have been worthless.

John Manard

Super Reviewer

Fabulous special effects. They alone make the movie worth seeing. The story, on the other hand, is a bit hard to follow and contrived.

Christian C

Super Reviewer

I went into this film thinking it would be good...boy was I wrong! this is an epic failure of errr...epic proportions, in short I hated it, it is bad, very bad. For starters if possible its actually more hammy and cheesy than the original, the God scenes on Mount Olympus are awful and look like something outta Flash Gordon, I realise its suppose to be heavenly but the shiny silver armor?? come on! surely they could of been a little less gay.

That's just for starters, the acting from everyone (and I mean EVERYONE!!) is terrible, really bad and I see what people have been saying about Worthington now, a really poor performance here, almost TV movie standards. The less said about Neeson and Fiennes panto performances the better (the CGI on show that accompanied Fiennes was laughable, simply awful).

As for the film its just a jumbled mess and takes a totally different path to the original making it completely wrong frankly, as usual Hollywood MUST add or make up new stuff and ruin the entire story...why? Christ knows. For some reason we have a whole new species of blue eyed rock creatures or something, they look ridiculous, like something outta 'Zena Warrior Princess'. Plus we hardly see Calibos or Pegasus and there are just huge chunks missing in the story involving Calibos and Pegasus, I could go on.

The other stand out failure was certain scenes and the look of the film, the river Styx scene for example, in the original its filmed on location, its eerie, misty, you don't see much of the boatman which lends a nice air of spookiness, its a really nice setup. In the new version its clearly on a set, you see the boatman fully taking all atmosphere out of the scene and the boat is fudging huge! Second example, Medusa's lair, in the original its dark, tense, quite eerie and spooky, stone people everywhere.

Medusa is actually quite a scary creature and like in all good fantasy films she is hidden until the last moment. In the new version we see Medusa almost straight away, she has a human face which isn't scary, its not eerie or in the least bit tense, zero atmosphere. Clearly another tacky set with over the top CGI and its all over too quickly with silly big effect stunts and leaping around. I think the term less is more sums up the film comparisons perfectly here, this new version getting it lost in translation.

Only plus points...the Kraken is pretty wicked looking, Pegasus is smart looking despite being the wrong colour. His wings are the best CGI in the film and there's a lovely little cameo from Bubo thank God.

I can't recommend this, its an insult to the original classic, its terrible, no heart and soul and is just another overblown CGI mess. Such a shame and wasted chance, I really hope they don't remake any other classic Harryhausen films, stick to the far superior original.

Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

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