The Clash behind the Titans

Sunday, April 04, 2010


Through the years, ancient Greeks making up gods and goddesses as their pastime has made them the greatest storytellers in the world; and their stories, exceptionally clever in nature, have become the world's most fancied myths today.

I have always been interested following the incredibly extensive genealogy of the Greek gods that matching each of them to their respective sovereignty seems endless. Its entirety is unimaginably huge that way back in high school, only the most important records of the most significant gods were discussed to us (Perseus included). Since then, the Greek literature has been the masterwork I've admired very much.

That's why I watched Clash of the Titans on a Black Saturday. It's got one heck of cinematography, and the action scenes were much more worth the pay than the plot, which came out with a less Greeky bulk than I expected.



Having watched the original version (which was close to the literature), I was kind of confused watching the remake in a very fast pace. The movie seemed too brief and scanty of details, that for somebody who hasn't ever come across a bit of Greek mythology, it might only look like a huge ball of strangled wires with gigantic scorpion pincers attached to it.

It's actually the action that provoked me to watch the movie. Sure enough, it was fun and entertaining (especially the Medusa part, haha). The action and the excitement may be a big WOW, but one might end up asking himself what plot he paid for. Also, if literature is to be concerned, the movie really doesn't follow it nicely (a lot of interchanges with the characters and the movie's plot is different to the literature).

Sam Worthington now gives life to the demi-god Perseus. He's been doing a lot of action recently yet still shows the same impressiveness since Avatar and Terminator Salvation. The other leads did a great job with their roles too, not to mention Ralph Fiennes who seems to bring in Voldemort to the movie. And of course, the gorgeous Gemma Arterton, though a little bit awkward, is more of an angel than the ageless Io.

Though the plot is a little flawed and the lack of details seems to create confusion, the movie is actually enjoyable and entertaining to watch. It's got great visual effects that shouldn't be missed in 3D (though I did).

While watching it, I felt like I was watching Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief.

12 comments:

pusang kalye said...

hmmm---nasa Megamall kami kahapon at nglipana ang mga posters na para bang nagsasabi----panuurin mo ko. too bad I didn't feel like watching yesterday, but I guess I have to see this.....thanks for the review

Sendzki said...

yep...think u should..ok naman siya..gusto ko nga panoorin ulit hehe..maaksyon kasi hehe

anne said...

I didn't know this is showing already. Can't wait to watch it in 3D! (:

Chingoy said...

i havent seen this yet, tho i have seen the original... hahaha... tagal na yun!

sabi sa E! ok na ang 2D dito...:)

Sendzki said...

@anne - gusto ko rin panoorin in 3D hehe

Sendzki said...

@ chingoy- talaga? hehe. ano kaya meron sa 3D neto...curious ako eh...well ok anamn ung 2d eh hehe..pero baka ganda rin 3D hehe

fufu said...

i wanna watch!!!!! but well almost 2yrs i never been to cinema for a movie >< sad......

kcatwoman said...

well then i guess it's not such a great film. anyway, i watched avatar in 3d and the plot wasnt good either so i 'll probably just watch this for the special effects :)
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Sendzki said...

@fufu ---take a break with this movie man hehe..the action's worth the watch somehow..or if you find HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON THERE...it's better...

@kcat --- the film's so-so...basta ang ganda ni Io sa movie !!! parang ok na ko pag siya na lang ang hinahabol ng mga scorpions hahaha

Dhemz said...

agoy! sa wakas....nakahimo na jud ug movie review....very interesting....am sure hubby and I will watch this on dvd...dvd nalang amo ani kay mahal man ang sine dire....weeeeee...ehehhehe!

thanks for sharing Sendz....glad to be here again....:)

wala galing nimo g share ang picture ni Buddy dire sa imong blog....lol....:)

Sendzki said...

@mam dhemz -- sa flat screen ha hehe...chada bitaw...palit na lang pud mo ug 3d glass hehe

will blog buddy here later...na..bisaya dog man to ang akong Buddy haha haha

ahmer said...

The movie was ok. Lack of suspence. Corny Lines... Hehe
anyways Bisaya ka man gale? Im an FBi kase Full Blooded Ilonggo : D