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Clash of the Titans

A 3D movie involving Sam Worthington riding a majestic flying beast to save the day – what’s not to like? It’s no Avatar but Clash of the Titans moves along at a brisk pace, foregoing inefficient movie elements like character and plot development for more substantial meatier things like set piece action sequences and rapid pacing. I loved it for that. I don’t quite know if it was intentional but the movie employs a standard Hollywood standard of making Ancient Greeks sound British, whereas the demi-god Perseus, who is neither human, nor god, not necessarily Greek, but something else, gets a good old Aussie accent. A great touch.

The effects are great, the action is intense. Even the scene with Liam Neeson roaring “Release the Krakken!” which will obviously go down in movie history as one of the cheesiest moments in film, seemed kind of rad to me. The 3D is clearly an afterthought, and is unfortunately a weak attempt to make viewers pony up extra money when the film was clearly not originally shot for 3D but rather altered in post production. The quality of the 3D suffers for it, but it’s a minor quibble for an otherwise great fun film.

Four stars.

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