Monday, April 5, 2010
Release the Kraken!
I don't know why they didn't cast Carrot Top as the creature in the new Clash of the Titans...
They're practically twins.
I saw the new movie this weekend and..it was okay. If you haven't seen the original, you'll probably enjoy it more. Although, I'm not sure that it's worth seeing the 3D version. The effects weren't that good and you could save yourself half the admission price and see it in 2D and have almost the same experience.
The original film starred Harry Hamlin as the toga-wearing hero. In the new one, we get an armor-clad Sam Worthington (he of Avatar-fame) brooding his way through the scenery.
The original Zeus was played by Sir Laurence Olivier (he must have needed the money to add a rumpus room to his home at the time).
The remake has Liam Neeson taking over the role in a very shiny suit of armor.
I really wish they had brought back Maggie Smith as Thetis, from the original. I love her in the Harry Potter movies, but she really could have brought a bit of much-needed class to this sparkly new version.
The new Kraken (the beast that is supposed to destroy the humans) is certainly a CGI-extravaganza and is just a "wee" bit more scary than the original stop-motion version below...
The story is kind of lame and really strays from the original. But, if you're in the mood for a night of cheesy action, a big scary monster, and very little substance...
Go see Carrot Top perform in Vegas.
Then rent Clash of the Titans when it comes out on DVD in the fall.
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