Clash of the Titans 3D (2010)

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Clash of the Titans
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Being a big fan of the Greek mythology genre, I was eagerly awaiting the release of Clash of the Titans, even more so for the release being in 3D. Having recently seen the teen version not too long ago in Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief, I figured this should provide a lot more oomph as it’s been a long time coming, especially having grown up with fantasy films of this ilk.

The storyline is no different to its 1981 predecessor of the same name. Once again we follow the adventures of Perseus (Sam Worthington), who arrives as a prisoner on the city of Argos. Perseus arrives at the wrong time and the wrong place, as a war is brewing between the Kings and the Gods of Mount Olympus. The rulers of Argos compare themselves to the Gods, and feel their daughter Andromeda’s beauty can be matched by no goddess. Incensed by such arrogance, Zeus (Liam Neeson) sends the God of the Underworld Hades (Ralph Fiennes) to Argos in a bid to remind them who the higher beings are. Hades curses that Argos will be destroyed in 10 days time when the Kraken will be unleashed upon Argos, unless Princess Andromeda is offered as a sacrifice. Perseus also comes to know of his true identity; he is a demi-god. The fate of Argos and Princess Andromeda now rest on Perseus’s shoulders, as he begins his quest that will take him to the lair of Medusa, as only a Titan can defeat another Titan. The journey is also one of self discovery, and acceptance of who he is.

The Kraken
The Kraken is no match for anyone…

Now the 3D Part: Was Clash of the Titans any better in 3D? No I didn’t personally think so. The 3D experience didn’t leave me wanting to rush out to see the next available 3D movie. In fact, I’ve come to the conclusion 3D just doesn’t work too well with Action movies. The scenes themselves leave your eyes irritating, and to think to think it’s supposed to be next generation technology. 3D technology is best served in animation films. Clash of the Titans becomes even more disappointing knowing that the movie itself was filmed in 2D and converted to 3D.

So will I be rushing out to watch future Titan movies or Greek mythology movies? Well let’s just say it will all depend on what mythological monsters they decide to introduce.

Clash of the Titans Gods
Hades and Zeus in Olympus…

Medusa from Clash of the Titans
Perseus must battle the infamous Medusa…

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