Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Clash of the Titans (2010)

Clash of the Titans 2010

Director: Louis Leterrier
Writers: Travis Beacham
Phil Hay
Matt Manfredi
Genre: Fantasy

Rating: 4

Tagline: Between gods and men, the clash begins.

Description from imdb:
The mortal son of the god Zeus embarks on a perilous journey to stop the underworld and its minions from spreading their evil to Earth as well as the heavens.

My two bits:
Purists of the original Clash and of the Perseus mythology may blow raspberries at this new Clash. However, it is an eye-candy fantasy that is action packed. I enjoyed it!

It's a mashup that creates its own Clash story. Characters are retold in different ways. New characters are introduced who were either subtle or not in the original Clash.

And, who are the Titans? Not too clear for newbies to mythology. And from the list below, none of those folks showed up. But that's okay. You're in for a wild ride with Zeus and his cohorts.

According to wikipedia:
In Greek mythology, the Titans were a race of powerful deities, descendants of Gaia and Uranus, that ruled during the legendary Golden Age. In the first generation of twelve Titans the males were Oceanus, Hyperion, Coeus, Cronus, Crius and Iapetus and the females were Mnemosyne, Tethys, Theia, Phoebe, Rhea and Themis.

vvb: It was a clash of the Clash (original movie).

svb: Humans vs. Gods...

the hubby: It was a fantasy (movie) very loosely based on the mythology.

If you like --> then you'll be treated to...

Jane Austen --> Lost in Austen's Elizabeth (actress Gemma Arterton plays Io)

LOST ---> foot statues
LOST ---> black smoke monster

Star Wars --> the sword of Perseus (given to him from Zeus)

Steampunk --> original Clash mechanical owl, Bubo, makes an appearance

Voldemort --> Ralph Fiennes as Hades

Liam Neeson --> Liam Neeson as Zeus ;-D

Clash of the Titans (1981):

I enjoyed this older original version just as much! The hubby likes this better.

Book tie-ins:

Clash of the Titans
novelization by: Allan Dean Foster

Read the real deal:
book iv: Perseus and Andromeda
book v: Perseus and Phineas

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