Tuesday, 17 May 2011
CLASH OF THE TITANS
I had to see this epic mythological motion picture as Kimberley would not give me peace unless I did. She was, as always, right in doing so- we quite often urge each other to see films the other hasn't and we always do and end up feeling happy that we didn't miss out! We have an ongoing joke about seeing films like 3:10 to Yuma, mostly Russell Crowe films that Kimberley hasn't seen (have you watched it yet Kimberley?)
Ahem... Clash of the Titans was something I'd avoided if I'm being honest, I'm not really that fussed about greek mythology, unless it's pretty and the focus is on princesses and beautiful mythological creatures- I'd given Troy a miss, much to the disappointment of my boyfriend who has told me numerous times how good it is. I surprise myself because I absolutely loved greek mythology when I was younger, I adore Hercules by Disney, I find it all fascinating. So I got the dvd and I thought it was actually quite good.
Set in Ancient Greek, Perseus (SWorth) is struck by tragedy, losing everything he loved and then finds out he is a demigod, son of Zeus (LNees). He finds himself in the middle of a war between the gods of Mount Olympus and the people on earth who Hades (RFiennes) threatens to unleash hell upon unless they are willing to sacrifice the Princess Andromeda to the Kracken. As a mere mortal, Perseus must persue the mission to save the city of of Argos from the bubbling armeggedon with the help of ageless beauty Io (Gemma Arterton), a few soldiers and two Persian monster hunters. The group set out on their quest to find the fates who will tell them the only way to defeat the monstrous Kracken is to decapitate the Gorgon Medusa (Natalia Vodianova), whose face cannot be looked upon or else the viewer would turn to stone.
There's monsters, sword fighting, winged horses, shiny gods, all in the fight against man and the immortals. It's definitely worth a watch, even if you just like Sam Worthington or are a fan of the very lovely Gemma Arterton. Liam Neeson is always great but I disliked this version of Zeus, he's a bit of a liar and a cheater and just not very god-like, well apart from his hazy, glittering appearance.
They're also apparently making a Clash of the Titans 2 so fans of the first one will get so see more of Sam and perhaps Neeson in action, I hear Ralph Fiennes is making a reappearance as god of the underworld Hades. This time Zeus is in need of Perseus' help when Hades makes a deal with their powerful father Kronos to overthrow Zeus and unleash hell upon the world.