As Avatar has proved, sometimes people just enjoy going to the theater for a over the top visceral experience, which is why films like Clash of the Titans get made. Sure, the story is based around the granddaddy of all storytelling, Greek Mythology, but the plot is just there as a device to have awesome special effects. The more I see of Clash of the Titans it is painfully obvious that it is going to have some stellar effects. It seems that Greek myths are all the rage right now, with either adaptations of them or always alluding to them in pop culture. Maybe it is always around, and I’m just noticing more every day. Either way, these featurettes are making me excited for next month!
Caught amid a war between the gods, Perseus (Sam Worthington), the son of Zeus (Liam Neeson), is helpless to save his family from Hades (Ralph Fiennes), god of the underworld. With nothing left to lose, Perseus leads a band of warriors on a dangerous quest to prevent Hades from overthrowing the king of the gods and laying waste to the Earth.
Cast: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Mads Mikkelsen, Gemma Arterton, Danny Huston
Director: Louis Leterrier
Genres: Mythological Fantasy, Fantasy Adventure, Fantasy, Sword-and-Sandal
Release Date: April 2, 2010