Thursday, 8 April 2010

Review: Everyone looks like Liam Neeson

Just watched Clash of the Titans, a "pure" remake of the 1981 film of the same name. For me the movie was just okay nia la.

The movie is based on Greek mythology that human raged war against the gods, Zeus and the Olympus. The movie stars Sam Worthington (Avatar, Terminator: Salvation), Liam Neeson (Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Batman Begins), Ralph Fiennes (Harry Potter) and Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time), which are a very good list of cast actually.

For me, the story was like "Really?", the story is too simple and the ending is ridiculously lame. When the final battle scene between Kraken and Perseus was too short and too simple. But, kudos to those people who make the story is predictable and boring yet able to let viewers want more.

Visual effects is really normal for movie this budget, it didn't look fake at all, but it's doesn't look great compared to other blockbusters. The makeup is not good either, especially when everyone looks like Liam Neeson, that's my major complaint here. I don't mind they make a blockbuster with bad story just for the pure sake of entertainment, but can they at least make everyone more noticeable?!

hmmm... This face can be too common in the film

Sound effects is really worth the THX system of the Gurney cinema, when those monsters and gods moving around, you can really hear the noise going through your back and really let you have the feel of those moments.

Clash of the Titans is just a summer blockbuster film that stripped out all those great story and great characters just for the pure fun of action and humour. It might not be the film of Oscar rank, but I will place it in front of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (which is the film just for pure graphics and entertainment, nothing else)

Pros: Great sound effects, great monsters design, predictable blockbuster films, humour is good, beautiful scenery
Cons: Visual effects can be bad when compared to movies with same budgets, poor story and characters, lame ending, some humour is a bit corny, ridiculously poor makeup...

Verdict: 2.7/5

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