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


  1. oh! u may call me a scardy cat after this but this movie looks scary lol. the monsters r...yeah...*embarrassed*lol

    The boys look good in it though :D

  2. my goal for the day is to visit everyone who cheered me on during the Read-A-Thon, thanks for that. I really liked the first clash of the titans in a 'B' movie kind of way and I'm kind of thinking of not seeing the new one.

  3. Went to see this movie last week! I wished they developed the characters more in the beginning. The movie was action-packed from start to end with only a few flashbacks explaining the character's pasts. I've never seen the previous films or read the book. Honestly I just went to see because of the Greek Mythology (Percy Jackson made me interested!)

  4. We've watched the original Clash about a gazillion times ever since it first came out - definitely a family fav, but cannot WAIT to see the new one due to all the yummy special effects ... ESPECIALLY the Kraken!

  5. Clash of the Titans is one of my favorite movies of all time. It got me interested in Greek mythology as a kid, and I ended up with a degree in the subject. I am very anxious about this new version, as I am whenever they remake classics. I'll go see it, but I'm nervous.

  6. Ironically I saw the Clash of the Titans last night also. In regards to the remake of it, I actually liked it better than the Mark Hamill version. It has better graphics and film-making in general. Back in the 80's things were cheaply made compared to the effects used today.
    All in all I liked it. And I didn't care for the original.

  7. Great post -- I liked that you included the comparisons. I always try to read the book before I see the movie.

  8. I want to see this one, I like the original. Very cool that Ralph Fiennes is in it.
    Great review.


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