Clash of the Titans: Not Worth 3D Prices

3D can't save this soulless creature feature
By Emily Rauhala,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 2, 2010 6:50 AM CDT
Clash of the Titans: Not Worth 3D Prices
In 'Clash,' Worthington plays a half-mortal stuck between two worlds. Yup, just like Avatar.   (AP Photo/Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures, Jay Maidment)

In Clash Sam Worthington plays a half mortal hopelessly in love and stuck between two worlds. Sound familiar? This remake aims for Avatar, but falls short. Though it has expensive effects (3D!) and stars (Ralph Fiennes!), it even falls short of the cheerfully cheesy original.

  • This movie manages to make Avatar's plot look sophisticated, writes Dana Stevens on Slate. "Compared with this witless, chaotic mess of a movie, James Cameron's epic looks worthy of the ancient Greek authors."

  • Peter Sobczynski of eFilmCritic says Clash "not only amplifies all of the flaws of the original but even screws up the things that it actually got right the first time around."
  • "It's big, it's loud, and it's filled with meaningless action," says FILMINK's Erin Free. The film "pretty much sums up with what's wrong with Hollywood right now."
  • Ralph Fiennes, does fine, says the Oregonian's Shawn Levy. Worthington, however, projects "the charisma of the young Russell Crowe's lighting double."
(More Avatar (film) stories.)

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