“One the most anticipated remake of the year”
It might be the most subtle sell for this remake of the 1981 Greek god romp, but just try and tell us those images in the trailer don’t make you squeal with the giddy excitement of a 12 year old. Giant scorpions, dueling armies, winged demons, medusa and Liam Neeson’s Zeus glowing in a blaze of white light as he hollers “Release the Kraken” … yeah, we thought as much.
Anyone who’s seen the original Clash of the Titans will no doubt have fond memories; perhaps less of Harry Hamlin in a toga that the wonderful stop motion creations of the great Harryhausen, whose mechanical robot owl, flying horse Pegasus and mighty Kraken were among his finest late-era stop motion work. For Louis Leterriers remake, Avatar action everyman Sam Worthington steps into Hamlins sandals as Perseus, the son of Zeus who hits the road to the battle the minions of Hades as a war brews between the gods.
With Danny Huston, Ralph Fiennes and Gemma Arterton -- who’s making a bid for 2010’s mythical babe, between this and Prince of Persia -- on board, the cast fills all the requisites, so if the now CG monsters can bring the goods, this could be the one of the years great popcorn spectacles. And if the son-of –the Rancor Kraken is anything is anything to go by, the gods are smiling on this one.