Clash of the Titans

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You have a classic tale full of drama, passion, and adventure. A tale of universal archetypes that speak to everyone. A tale that has remained unfailingly popular for thousands of years. Why not spice it up with a wacky mechanical owl? Such was the thinking behind Clash of the Titans. Maggie Smith, Laurence Olivier, and Harry Hamlin (one of these things is not like the others…) star in a toga-ripper about a valiant hero, capricious immortals, and lots and lots of giant sto… More >>

Clash of the Titans

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  1. I was SHOCKED as a teenager when I saw this movie in the theatre by the nudity which was NOT brief or appropriate. Pass on this one.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. God I hate this movie. The [bad] special effects (if you can call them special) make this film about as entertaining as Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. And the acting – B movie caliber. I think I have seen better acting on Jerry Springer. I cannot believe they would waste time and money re-releasing this horrible piece of Hollywood!
    Rating: 1 / 5

  3. I am neither a fan of mythology OR claymation. I was curious about this movie, because of Harry Hamlin’s role. Even though it was filmed only a year before MAKING LOVE, I found he looked so much younger as Perseus than his Maguire characer in Making Love.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  4. I guess that all you old timers look at these kinds of movies and think “ah, the good old days”. The younger generation (me) looks at these movies and thinks “wow, those old movie-makers were losers x-treme”. I am used to GOOD special effects and lots of planning and detail going into the speaking and plot and storyline to make a good movie. For me, this movie had none of them.

    The story was really hard to follow. It kept switching quests and changing direction. Also, the way that it kept switching between Mt. Olympus and the real world was distracting. I can’t tell the Godeses apart! The acting wasn’t TOO bad, but some of the lines were just ridiculous. I can’t remember any at the moment (I saw it a year ago) but I distinctly remember my cousins and I rolling on the floor with some of the lines.

    The thing that definitely irritated me the most were the way the writer used the same scene twice. I mean, he cut out a small portion of the flim and pasted it in two different parts of the movie. He did this on at least three ocasions. It was annoying and I felt insulted. I guess the director didn’t think the audience was smart enough to tell them apart. Either that or things were done differently fifty years ago.

    Let’s not mention the special effects. It looks like a kid drew a flying horse, glued it to a popsical stick, and wiggled it across the camera. In the scene where Perseus is capturing Pegasus, the sky is pink when there’s a real horse and dark blue when it’s an animation. If the director took a little more care with his fliming, maybe I could enjoy it and respect it more.

    Also, what’s with the naked ladies? The director throws in a couple of random scenes with nudity for no reason. He doesn’t explain it or revisit it; there’s just this random scene with Pereus (?) and his mother strolling down theh beach, nude, and then the story zooms ahead twenty years. WHY?!

    As a modern American growing up in the era of digital animation and LOTR, I found this movie laughable. People who have fond memories wil disagree with all of my above points, but this is my perspective on “Clash of the Titans”.

    P.S. I hated the tutor. He was a snob!
    Rating: 2 / 5

  5. This movie would have been welcomed by parents as an aid to their children’s enjoyment of classical mythology, except that it is marred by inexplicable nudity. Historically, the women on the ancient Greek mainland in the Heroic Age were very cloistered and dressed modestly, even in their own homes. (The Spartan women had a little more freedom, but even they didn’t waltz around in their birthday suits.) Homer’s Penelope addressed her suitors in the main room of her home modestly wrapped in her stola (outer garment), even pulling one side of it over her face so that only her eyes were exposed. But this movie has Perseus’ bare mother nursing him while sitting on a rock, then prancing around on the beach in the nude. Also, we have to see Andromeda’s naked body displayed (like a plucked chicken in the meat market) while she’s taking a bath, which, producers in those days used to claim was “necessary to the plot development.” Of course, this demeaning display of female nudity was just to titillate, as the ancient myths don’t even mention Andromeda’s personal hygeine. So, if you’re buying this to show the kids, be warned of its soft porn aspects.
    Rating: 1 / 5

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