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Movie Review: Clash of the Titans (April) July 12, 2010

Posted by lisameesakasi in Movies, Reviews.
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Theatrical Poster - Clash of the TitansWhat can I say about the 2010 fantasy/action movie that has already grossed over $US200M worldwide? [1] It stars Australia’s own self-proclaimed ‘bogan’ Sam Worthington, as Perseus, a demigod and son of Zeus. Now, I had been hesitant to watch the movie in the first place, because I fashion a very intense interest in Greek Mythology, it’s something that I have been in love with for a very long time… and as Hollywood seems to always find a way to crucify the movies based way-back-when, I had almost convinced myself to never watch Clash of the Titans (synopsis) when the undeniable urge to watch a 3D movie hit me, hard. So, off I went to the local cinema to watch a movie I was dead-against watching, in exchange for 3D objects flying at me from the screen. I think it was during the first few introductory lines to the movie that it finally hit me, ‘Kasi, you’re a total idiot. What the F are you doing here?’ But after paying for my ticket, there was no way that I wasn’t going to not watch it!

If you like quick, shallow action scenes, CotT is the movie for you. If you like hot English chicks tumbling around and changing their costumes every second scene, CotT is for you. If you enjoy how a little smudge of dirt on the crown of your nose can make you look ‘worn,’ then CotT is for you. If you love a barrage of accents, ranging from Spanish to English to American and Australian, this is definitely the movie for you! But most of all, if you love watching movies that don’t do Greek Mythology justice, you can’t go wrong by watching CotT.

It was possibly one of the worst movies I have watched at the cinema in the past few months. It was probably on par with the terrible Alice in Wonderland 2010 remake starring Johnny Depp and Helen Bonham Carter. It just frustrates me that Sam Worthington continues to find ways to annoy me! I have watched his three Hollywood ‘super-star’ quality films, Terminator: Salvation, Avatar, and now Clash of the Titans. All three were extreme disappointments. I found that they were shallow, shallow, and… well, would you look at that–shallow. A friend of mine made a remark about Avatar that I cannot discredit, only agree with: ‘Did you notice that Avatar has the exact same story line as Pocahontas?’ I had actually stopped for a second and then had a ‘OMG, that’s so true’ moment. Avatar really is Pocahontas with blue people! But let’s move on, I’m not reviewing Avatar (thank God, we could be here for days!).

Worthington has disappointed me with this film. Slowly, bit by bit I am losing my faith in him. I love supporting Australian movie stars and filmmakers who go overseas to try and further their careers, but Worthington… he can continue to make huge films that gross a lot of money like his previous American movies, but I wont be one of the countless who turn up to buy a ticket to one of his movies. And you know what, I guess he could probably care less, but it sucks that I’m actually dreading the release another one of his movies. He is an actor with incredible talent, and I wish he’d stop wasting it on shallow, quick-fix, Hollywood ‘smashes.’




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