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Clash of the Titans (DVD, 2010)

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The Clash of the Titans is a MUST SEE much like this review

Apr 6, 2004
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Pros:Ray Harryhausen, Greek gods and goddesses, enough said there

Cons:plot lags towards the middle of the script

The Bottom Line: OK movie, quite average and mediocre, yet you get attached and seem to enjoy it in a weird way


Clash of the Titans, directed by Desmond Davis, has a run time just shy of two hours (118min). Clash of the Titans falls under the genres of adventure and fantasy according to Hollywood.com. This movie was released in 1981, yet the graphics are not that good. If memory serves me correct, Star Wars was released just one year after Clash of the Titans was and yet Clash of the Titan’s graphics are not even comparable to those of Star Wars’. I do understand that the special effects were done by the legendary Ray Harryhausen, but I do feel that he could have done better. Anyways, this is obsolete because of the wonderful acting and the wonderful scenes. This movie might be old, but it is definitely worth watching. I feel that Beverly Cross did an excellent job writing the script. I also feel that Harry Hamlin, who plays the main character (Perseus), did an excellent job of acting what Beverly Cross had scripted. The following review will explain to you why I feel this way.

Clash of the Titans involves the struggle of Zeus’s son, Perseus, to save a beautiful girl’s life by which they call Andromeda. It all started when Cassiopeia, the mother of Andromeda, compares her daughter’s beauty to that of the beautiful goddess Hera. Offended by this comment, Hera commands Poseidon to punish Cassiopeia. This punishment was to sacrifice Andromeda. Perseus felt that it was his destiny to save the life of the enchanted Andromeda, so he decided to get involved. The gods send Perseus a magical shield, a winged stallion (Pegasus), a mechanical owl, a magical sword, and a helmet that makes you invisible. The only way for him to defeat the monster that was to kill Andromeda was to turn him into stone. This was to be acheived by making him look into the eyes of the Medusa. The gods and goddesses overlooked Perseus as he succeeded in his journey.

This movie starts out by giving you an introduction of the Greek gods and goddesses. It not only deals with Greece, but it is also relevant to the course because it is an epic. You might be saying “yeah it’s an epic and…” Well it is an epic, and in my opinion Julius Caesar’s life was much like an epic in a way. If you study his life closely you would notice that his life can easily be written into 100 books. These 100 books would be categorized and fall under the genre of being an epic story.

Surprisingly, this movie reminded me of the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey even though there settings are thousands of years apart. Clash of the Titans reminds me of 2001: A Space Odyssey because in both movies there is little dialogue. Both movies have so few words and yet so many emotions. This movie also reminds me of another odyssey, The Odyssey. Both movies have to do with the main character making an odyssey out of saving someone else’s life. In The Odyssey, Odysseus tries to return to his home to save his family from dying due to grieving for his return. In Clash of the Titans, Perseus is trying to save his mistress Andromeda from a sacrificial death ordered by the goddess Hera. The movies are relevant because both movies have to deal with the Greek gods and goddesses. This goes back to relevancy of the movie to the course. It proves that the movie ties in to this course, which intern ties into my English course. Overall, I felt that this was one of the best movies I have ever seen.

To conclude this paper, I would like to say that this movie was quite entertaining. It was a pretty long movie, but time flew by when I was watching it because it was so entertaining. I did not find myself asking the question “what did he say?” because the sound quality was exceptionally remastered in the DVD. I would definitely recommend this movie to others. Back to the original statement that a fellow student of mine made (this is the “cheesiest” movie ever) I feel that he was right in a way, but he forgot to mention that just because the special effects were poor does not mean that the movie was poor, because it certainly was not.


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