Imagine if someone wanted to remake "Star Wars" but they decided to change a few things. For instance instead of Darth Vader being Anakin Skywalker and the father of Luke our hero, he's the governor of some planet under some sort of mind control by the Emperor. Instead of Rancor being owned by Jabba the Hutt, it is now controlled by Lando. Instead of Han and Lea falling in love, Han runs off with some female Jedi he met while Lea is left all alone. Well if you think that this would be a terrible idea then don't see the remake of Clash of the Titans. The story line has been rehashed so badly that it only resembles the original story in this respect, a hero named Perseus must find three witches to find and defeat Medusa to use her head to defeat the Kraken. That's it, the rest of the movie takes elements of the original and turns them inside out. Calibos, a major villain in the original was just a wasted character in this movie as well as being someone else other than the original love of Andromeda and the caretaker of the Pegasus which he hunted down and killed all but one. Instead in this movie Calibos was the king who sent Perseus and his mother out to sea. The Kraken a monster sent to destroy the town was in the original a creature of Poseidon. Instead in this film the Kraken was released by Zeus by the suggestion of Hades??? In the original Perseus and Andromeda was married and ruled the people with kindness. In this movie Perseus blows her off and runs off with a demigod (I think that's what she was). This was just a garbled mess of a movie.
Clash of the Titans takes a classic film and turns it into a Michael Bay movie. Now I don't mind remakes and Clash of the Titans was certainly a movie I didn't mind being remade as the original (while a very good movie) lacked the special effects a movie like this deserved. So in the modern age of CGI I was excited to hear that Clash of the Titans was being remade. But this movie was all style and no substance. The story was just not there to carry the special effects.
Perseus was mediocre at best. I didn't understand why a fisherman would have a military style haircut (The soldiers back then did actually cut their hair like that, just as they do today) and he seemed to despise them as well.
The Kraken's scene at the end of the movie was a big disappointment as well, for the most part nothing really happened with him other than being turned to stone after arising from the sea.
The Harpies were cool but by the end of the movie I was sick of seeing them, the same goes for the scorpions.
Hades voice was atrocious.
But not all was bad. Medusa was done well and the movie decided to not have Bobo in it except for a very short scene as a joke.
In the end though this movie was just a huge disappointment. My suggestion is to wait for it to come out on cable before watching it.
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