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The Diva's DVD Review of Clash of the Titans (2010)

 

 

The Diva's review of 
Clash of the Titans DVD(2010)

 


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Rated; running time of 1 hour and 43 minutes

Genre: Fantasy
Written by:  Travis Beacham and Phil Hay & Matt Manfredi, based on the 1981 screenplay by Beverley Cross
Directed by:
Louis LeterrierCast: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Flemyng, Gemma Arterton, Alexa Davalos, Mads Mikkelsen, Liam Cunningham
Theatrical Release Date: 04/02/10
DVD Release Date: July 27, 2010


Rotten Tomatoes Rating: - 29% Rotten
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Theatrical Performance
Total US Gross
$163,214,888
International Gross $328,400,000
Worldwide Gross $491,614,888

WARNING - SPOILERS BELOW.

The Digest

Perseus (Sam Worthington) is a Demi-God, meaning he is half-god/half-mortal. This Is a fact that has been kept from him all his life. He knew he was adopted and his adopted father (Pete Postlewaite) made it very clear that he loved him no less than his own flesh and blood. In light of that, it’s no surprise that Perseus is content to stay with his family and take up his father’s profession as a fisherman.

His idyllic existence is violently interrupted when Perseus and his family are near Argos at the very time the citizens of Argos rebel against the Gods and Hades exacting revenge, kills Persues family. Perseus coming face to face with Hades, then finds out that he is the son of Zeus Liam Neeson). This knowledge only serves to fuel his hatred of the Gods even more.

Meanwhile on Mount Olympus, Hades (Ralph Fiennes) has convinced Zeus that the humans don’t deserve his love and understanding and as such they should be punished for their insolence. What Zues doesn’t know is that Hades is plotting against his brother. Hades, with Zeus permission, has issued an ultimatum to the citizens of Argos: sacrifice Princess Andromeda (Alexa Davalos), or deal with that Kraken. What Zeus doesn’t realize is this act will only make Hades stronger and allow him to challenge Zeus’ position.

Back on Earth, Perseus has gathered together an eclectic band warriors; The King of Argos; the head of the guard for Argos, Draco (Mads Mikkelsen), his guardian Io (Gemma Arterton),and several others. They are going on a quest to find out how to stop the Kraken. They have 10 days in which to find the answer and save the fair Andromeda. This is complicated by Calibos (Jason Flemyng), who wants nothing more than to see Perseus dead. There Is a lot going on and a very little time in which to do it, can Persues live long enough to complete his task and save Andromeda and her people?.

The Dish

When I wrote my original review I said: “For those of us old to have fond memories of the 1981 version Clash of the Titans, the 2010 remake doesn’t disappoint. I think also key is in enjoying this movie is to understand that it is fiction based on myth. The myths are outlandish to begin with so there is no point in over-analyzing the plot. The best thing you can do is go with an empty brain and watch a cool fight between humans and giant scorpions and appreciate that Medusa is one bad *itch.” p>well these thought have not changed. This time I watched it on our big screen television with my mom and my kids and it was a pleasure to see my girls falling in love with this movie as I had falling in love with the 1981 version. p>I can nitpick and point the mythology of the mythology, but I won’t, just as I didn’t do so during Percy Jackson and the Olympians, which is another interpretation of the same characters. This movie was never made for the purpose of being taken seriously. One just needs to sit back and take in the special effects. Say what you will, but the advancement of technology makes up for the issues with the plot. You have to admit that both Medusa and Hades are pretty flippin cool.

 

DVD Specs

English, Spanish, French

Single Disc Subtitles: ESDH, Spanish, French.

Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese

Subtitles: ESDH, Spanish, French, Portuguese

Running Time: 118 min

p>Special Features

The “Clash of the Titans” DVD Single Disc the following special features: · Deleted Scenes

The “Clash of the Titans” Blu-ray Disc contains the following special features: · Sam Worthington: An Action Hero for the Ages · Deleted Scenes · Alternate Ending · Maximum Movie Mode: Join Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, and Director Louis Leterrier on an incredible journey all while you watch the movie. Featurette Focus Points o Sam Worthington is Perseus o Harnessing the Gods o Zeus: Father of Gods and Men o Enter the World of Hades o Calibos: The Man Behind the Monster o Tenerife: A Continent on an Island o Scorpioch o Actors and Their Stunts o Wales: A Beautiful Scarred Landscape o Bringing Medusa to Life o Prepare for the Kraken! o More than forty minutes of picture in picture (PiP) commentary o BD-Live o Clash of the Titans: International Special

DVD Combo Disc o Feature film in standard definition o Digital Copy (Windows Media and iTunes)

It’s rare that I recommend that you buy a Blu-ray copy based on content as opposed to tech spec, but the bottom line is that this DVD is proving that plain DVDs are start to go the way of VHS. And this really bums me out. But the extras on the BR are worth it. Especially the maximum Movie Mode. The Directive

At a 29% RT rating it’s safe to say that I’m in the minority, but I really like this movie even though, ironically, the mythology has some myths in it.

3BC Ratingsred light

 

This is a fun movie for the entire family,but I did have to sepnd some time with my girls explaining the real deal to them.

Our Family Mess.


Copyright Kamal "The Diva" Larsuel-Ulbricht, 2010
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