Clash of the Titans
- Entirely different plot from the film it was trying to remake, and it's hard to be fair to the film when it's missing what made the previous film interesting, aka the drama of the Greek Pantheon. Zeus and Hades are the only gods who actually do anything meaningful other than an a silent cameo near the beginning of the film. Strange, given that deleted scenes actually showed some of that drama that was missing...and it was a possibly better film when seen through those deleted clips.
If I could forget the original film, however, I guess it's still an enjoyable ride. It's an action flick, not one of mystery and suspense, and one that gets straight to the main plot of the film: taking out the Kraken. Which is now apparently the son of Hades, and not a weapon of Poseidon. Would have certainly been a means to bring in the god of the seas, whom I didn't realize was him FOR SURE until the sequel, which was...WRATH of the Titans
- So...I saw these films back to back. It was that kind of day.
For a sequel to a remake that didn't exist until Hollywood thought this should be a franchise, it was bad for an action film. The visuals were nice, though it being my first 3D film it was quite a lot to handle. In terms of storytelling, it was a fail. The setup was rushed so we could get to the meat of the plot, which involved Zeus getting captured and drained to feed the power of his sleeping father Cronos. Spoiler talk about the Gods now...
...End talk of the Gods. Too much made me scratch my head in wonderment, because I'm not gullible. This and the previous film had good elements which were handled a little poorly, and the fact the story isn't consistent with the previous film hurts it all the more. But still, wow pretty colors.
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