Clash Of The Titans
Anyone who knows me, or reads some of my rants will know that I’m not a fan of 3D movies. I never got to see Clash whilst it had it’s cinema run, and the fact that it was converted to 3D to make some extra money doesn’t bother me. But it’s interesting that the best feeling of 3D I’ve had recently was whilst watching the BluRay opening scenes, where the camera glides through the cosmos. It literally felt like I could dive into the TV and float through space. Yet it as the ‘2D’ version.
Ok, enough, lets get down to the review. Clash for me was one of those films that I hadn’t payed much attention to, but figured it was a grown up version of Percy Jackson, with Sam Worthington accepting his destiny as he fights the Gods as modern day New York crumbles around him.
Sadly – at least initially – I discovered it was set in the ancient times, and Sam Worthington was Perseus, a demi god who didn’t know he was special, until destiny called him.
The film starts off with Perseus watching the only family he has know die at the hands of an angry god. Turning his back on the god he once worshipped Perseus volunteers to lead a mission to defeat hades and bring judgement to the gods – he’s a man with a mission and with nothing to live for, he’s not afraid to die.
A special effects laden affair, you might expect Clash to be a little light on story-line, but if anything this Hollywood action blockbuster travels down the road of the drama genre, trading in some of it’s action muscle for a surpassingly coherent and enjoyable story-line.
The result is an enjoyable night in front of the TV.
The peculiar thing is that the BluRay comes in a combo pack, with the BluRay disc, and standard DVD version of the film and a digital download. On the surface this seems a little like overkill, I was only ever going to watch the BluRay. But then my kids wanted to watch it, and they only had a cheap standard DVD player in their room, so in fact the combo pack turned out to be a good thing.
It’s nice to see a movie company thinking outside the usual square.
Reviewed by: Jonathan Read
Release date: August 11th, 2010
Stars: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Nicholas Hoult, Alexa Davalos
Length (Minutes): 107
Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1
Supported Audio: DTS-HD High Resolution
Director: Leterrier, Louis
Studio: Warner Bros