But in the remake, all Medusa does is offer random laughs and slither around her lair. There's a new season of 'Arrested Development' coming, but it isn't going to end well for one character. We as artists must coexist as a collective to support, grow, and understand the significance of our work and the times in which we live and create. Account Sign In Sign in to get more from ifc. Would you like to view this in our US edition? Don't have an account?
Clash of the Titans (United States, 1981)
This is a chronicle of my exploration in finding myself and my search for light, beauty, desire and art. I saw it in 2-D, and let me tell you, it looked terrific. I will say there are just too many times when someone post a close up of their manhood taken by a crappy cell phone and post it everywhere, I question this as art and may even set the acceptability of male nudes back. Summary Clash of the Titans is a nice romp through Greek mythology with great monsters, stalwart heroes, and a host of vain gods to keep things interesting. The original film, you may recall, was somewhat careful with the gender balance.
Clash of the Titans – Page 2 – IFC
Before you go, would you like to subscribe to our free weekly newsletter with events happening in your area, competitions for free tickets and CD giveaways? Later in the film, inexplicably, these lobsters appear to be tame, and walk obediently across the desert, bearing little houses on their backs for the mortals. After slamming his sword into the Gods' map and shattering the models of every living person, he leaves and is seen flying on Pegasus over the sea, presumably back to Argos. Instead of Burgess Meredith, Perseus is accompanied by two mercenaries, who speak some bad dialect that is vaguely Russian and vaguely Slavic, but ultimately the product of lazy Hollywood acting. Some of the stop-motion animation work in Clash of the Titans is superlative but the other effects elements, particularly the blue-screen work, fail.
Contrast this with how Wolfgang Petersen developed Troy , another tale of a mythical hero. The struggles with Medusa take place on ledges over a flaming lake of lava far below. Her mother Cassiopeia boasted that she was more beautiful than the Nereids, the nymph-daughters of the sea god Nereus and often seen accompanying Poseidon. One might naturally assume that a movie featuring such respected names as Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith, Claire Bloom, and Sian Phillips would possess some degree of gravitas. What, did they forget they were the blood of Calibos?