So here’s a dirty little secret about Clash of the Titans in 3D.
It was actually made in plain ol’ 2D. But after the success of a little movie I like to call Avatar, they used some sort of magic post-production wizardry to turn it 3D. The end result? It’s now officially hard to say what’s worse—the movie itself or the lame 3D graphics.
This is a remake, of course, of the camp classic starring Harry Hamlin—and, despite years of digital advancement, there’s still no way to show gods lording over earth on top of clouds and not have it look cheesy. Poor Ralph Fiennes, fresh from playing Voldemort, looks miserable as Hades, but Liam Neeson, all armor and godly glow, seems to actually be taking this Zeus thing seriously. “Release the Kraken!” he says majestically. Hey, it’s a living.
Sam Worthington plays demi-god Perseus, son of Zeus. (By the way, who says this guy gets to be a major movie star? He’s handsome enough, but, in this film in particular, he seems to be missing the charisma chip.) After his...