Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Clash of the Titans (3D)

Medium : English
Starring : Sam Worthingdon, Liam Neeson, Mads Mikkelson

Director : Louis Leterrier

Music : Ramin Djawadi

The delighted feel happened during the 3D experience of Hollywood hit 'Avatar' has
still not gone, now after a gap of 3-4months, another film has been released in the 3D. Being in the capital city, we are lucky enough to watch the 3D version of Hollywood films that is releasing in selected theaters only, all over the country. The new film named 'Clash of the Titans', is a remake of the film with the same name happened in the early 80's. Louis Leterrier, the director of two films from the 'Transporter' series, 'Incredible Hulk' etc; has directed the movie. Sam Worthingdon, who came in a lead character in 'Avatar', 'Terminator Salvation' etc; is doing the hero role in 'Clash of the Titans', which is a based on few excerpts from the greek mythology.

The hero Perseus (Sam Worthingdon) is shown as the adopted son of a fisherman. They happened to see, a group of soldiers destroying
the huge statue of Zeus, king of Gods and thus declaring the war against them. The fall of the statue caused a violent atmosphere in the sea and the hero's family were destroyed in it. He is being taken by the soldiers and later, he wants to take the revenge for the death of his father. During the mission, the warriors group had to face many hurdles on the way. They came to know that Perseus had got some super powers. During the complex journey into the forbidden worlds, they faced some unholy demons, giant creatures and beasts. The hero will survive only if he can accept his power as a god and how he saves the land by acting against the negative powers is shown here.

'Clash of the Titans' is one such English film which is not an easily understandable one, due to the complexity in its theme (it may be my personal opinion). While the 3D experience in 'Avatar' was astonishing, here you don't have such a visual treat. The 3D glasses, that forms an extra dark layer has affected the whole output and as a result of the darker shades, you will be forced to remove the glasses on few occasions due to the deficiency of average brightness in the visuals. The big scorpions created in CG, doesn't look realistic and the warriors traveling inside them has got a robot feel and the whole scenes are not created professionally. The giant sea monster towards the climax is not created in the best way. Majority of the scenes happening in the sets can also be the reason for the absence of a realistic feel.

James Cameroon won the audience' hearts by selecting a simple story like 'Avatar' and presenting it in a beautiful greenish background, but that wont' happens in the case of 'Clash of the Titans' as the story itself is a complicated one and the environment chosen for telling it is dull. The comparisons are done, as both the films are released in the 3D versions.

'Clash of the Titans' is not a promotable one. Those who have missed 'Avatar' in 3D, please don't complaint that what is special in a 3D version, by watching this film !

Rating : 5.5 / 10

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