Last night, we went to Eastwood Mall to catch the screening of Clash of the Titans. We were at the Ultra 7 cinema so I was able to like sleep for a few minutes in some of the scenes. Well, it was because the seat was just too comfortable hehehe 😛
The movie was good! It was very entertaining, action-packed & story was very rich. We wanted to watch it in 3D but got some feedback that we might feel a bit dizzy, and wouldn’t be able to focus on the story. Clash of the Titans stars Sam Worthington whom I remembered to be the lead of Avatar (which I loved btw).
The story is about The Greek Gods & the people of Argos, as well as Perseus (Sam’s character) as a demi-god (son of a god & a mortal) who was raised as a fisherman by his human family. If you are familiar with Greek Mythology, then the Gods should be familiar to you. The start of the movie does a great job actually in summarizing as to how Zeus became the supreme ruler and came to rule the heavens, while his two brothers came to rule minor areas — Poseidon (ruler of the seas) and Hades (ruler of the underworld).
The summary in the beginning lays out the plot as Hades plans to take over as supreme ruler and overthrow Zeus in the process. A detail that is important to note is that Zeus created humans, and it is through the prayers of men that The Gods draw their strength. Hades, on the other hand feeds on the fear and pain of men.
And so, it is when The kingdom of Argos declares war with the Gods, deprives them of their very own prayers, that Zeus becomes disappointed, and even agrees to be helped by his brother Hades. Thus, Hades attacks the kingdom of Argos and gives them until the upcoming solar eclipse to either sacrifice their beautiful princess or he will release his very own monster, The Kraken, upon them.
Perseus agrees to help save Argos and its inhabitants for the sole reason that it was Hades who killed his family.
Perseus upon knowing that he is a demi-god still has great hatred for The Gods because it was one of them, Hades, that killed his human family. Perseus connects more with the human side of himself and in the movie the internal struggle within himself is very much evident. Thus, in many scenes, we have Perseus trying to save humanity and seek revenge against Hades, all the while doing so as a human without the help of The Gods, or even his own father, Zeus.
Perseus would eventually help the kingdom of Argos fight Hades and then save the princess in the process.
The story was pretty simple and epic but the way the scenes are made were superb. You will not feel bored and you won’t feel disappointed either. You will definitely come out of this movie happy and glad to have watched it. My favorite character though in the movie was “Lo” (played by Gemma Arterton), who plays Perseus’ love interest. She’s just too pretty, I was too mesmerized by her beauty 😛
My rating for Clash of the Titans: 4 out of 5 stars.
A must-watch 🙂