The new Clash isn't a cynical rehash. It has the flavor of a certain pre-CGI innocence.
Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
As it turns out, this Clash of the Titans was dated before it opened.
Manohla Dargis - New York Times
Overall, it's a colossal waste of time.
Claudia Puig - USA Today
The latest example of Hollywood's belief that any terrible script can be made palatable if you just throw enough money and British accents at it.
Dan Kois - Washington Post
If you must see Clash of the Titans, be sure to see it in glorious 2-D.
Ty Burr - Boston Globe
The 3-D technology tacked onto Clash of the Titans is like the coins put on the eyes of the dead for Charon, the Stygian ferryman. It's bribery to accept a lifeless lump.
Joe Neumaier - New York Daily News
Clash of the Titans, which was directed by Louis Letterier, is strictly no-D.
Joe Morgenstern - Wall Street Journal
There's not a lot of humor in this new Clash -- not intentional, anyway.
Amy Biancolli - Houston Chronicle
This Clash of the Titans isn't bad. It's just not particularly necessary.
Chris Vognar - Dallas Morning News
It doesn't soar (though Pegasus the winged horse is captivating).
Lisa Kennedy - Denver Post
It's not as if "Clash of the Titans" is some popcorn masterpiece undone by the 3-D manipulations of its parent studio; the clunky script and blockbuster-in-a-box cluttered construction of it are probably just as lifeless in two dimensions.
James Rocchi - MSN Movies
On July 10th, it will be released on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, and only then, I feel, will it truly come into its own.
Anthony Lane - New Yorker
I don't say it's good cinema, although I recognize the craftsmanship that went into it. I don't say it's good acting, when the men have so much facial hair they all look like Liam Neeson. I like the energy, the imagination, the silliness.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
This remake is interesting mainly for the chance to see top-flight acting talent labor over dialogue so leaden you could cast bullets from it.
Cliff Doerksen - Chicago Reader
Clash of the Titans is ancient Greece at its cheesiest.
Steven Rea - Philadelphia Inquirer
At the moment when Sam Worthington, trapped inside a giant scorpion, sword-hacked his way through the dorsal carapace and poked the upper half of his body through the opening as if it were a sunroof, I fell in love with Clash of the Titans.
Colin Covert - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Apparently the gods need better agents.
Tom Long - Detroit News
So tone deaf to the material is Leterrier that the spirit of the remake owes more to Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen than a sword-and-sandal film. Bigger, louder, more expensive? All that, for sure. But better? Not by a long shot.
Bill Goodykoontz - Arizona Republic
Even more haphazardly plotted than the original, Clash of the Titans boasts 3D imagery and kinetic action that can't obscure a movie that is, finally, pretty flat.
Brian Lowry - Variety
A roaring old-school action adventure for kids, with as many mythical beasts as a year at Hogwarts and a healthy dose of smiting without the crazed bloodlust of 300.
Kyle Smith - New York Post
There's not much here that will stick with you after the popcorn's gone. But as any ancient Greek could tell you, that's sort of the point.
Roger Moore - Orlando Sentinel
It's one supremely silly movie, but it's also a Razzies-ready hoot.
Peter Howell - Toronto Star
If you're into Greek mythos, or action, or slightly cheesy (but knowing) humor, then this should prove an adequate source of entertainment.
Laremy Legel - Film.com
There's little here to improve upon the stilted quality of the original, and it's even more cumbersomely plotted.
Liam Lacey - Globe and Mail
Avatar has taken a lot of heat for being weak on story and overly reliant on visual effects, but compared with this witless, chaotic mess of a movie, James Cameron's epic looks worthy of the ancient Greek authors...
Dana Stevens - Slate
Clash of the Titans is a flawed but mildly entertaining regurgitation of Greek mythological elements, but it's also an example of how poorly executed 3D can hamstring a would-be spectacle.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
A fun digital ride through Greek mythology as humans clash with gods and monsters.
Kirk Honeycutt - Hollywood Reporter
The whole thing feels like a joyless slog.
Jake Coyle - Associated Press
I liked it. This is a full-throttle action-adventure, played unapologetically straight.
Richard Corliss - TIME Magazine
The film is a sham, with good actors going for the paycheck and using beards and heavy makeup to hide their shame.
Peter Travers - Rolling Stone
Goofball clash with the actors providing plenty of ham to go with the cheesy story.
Richard Roeper - Richard Roeper.com
It comes together surprisingly well for a film that was supposedly rewritten a few times, resulting in changing the villain while cutting others' dialogue. It may not stand up to the original, but it's still a fun ride.
Jeff Beck - Examiner.com
3D is but one of many problems plaguing Clash of the Titans.
Greg Maki - Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
The action sequences are chaotic, the plot is difficult to follow and the cheesy sets sometimes look like props from a theme-park ride.
Neil Pond - American Profile
One time in college I watched Robot Monster on TV with red/blue 3D glasses from 7-11 and that was better for my eyes.
Dave White - Movies.com
I should have known better than to look forward to Clash of the Titans, a film that unironically employs the tagline 'Titans Will Clash'.
Simon Miraudo - Quickflix
How could this have been so completely messed up? Little boys playing with action figures could've improvised a better story than this garbage.
Jeffrey Chen - Window to the Movies
... a picture that mistakes furious action for excitement and ponderous performances for drama.
Sean Axmaker - Seanax.com
Sadly, the Kraken is far scarier in our imaginations. Just like the 1981 version is far better in our memories.
Alison Gang - San Diego Union-Tribune
full review at Movies for the Masses
Joseph Proimakis - Movies for the Masses
"Trash--er--Clash of the Titans" is visually mediocre and abysmally written...
Felix Vasquez Jr. - Cinema Crazed
Sometimes it's best to leave well enough alone, even if well enough is not perfect.
John J. Puccio - Movie Metropolis
Clash of the Titans lives up to its promise of fast action and big visuals, but will not be seen as a VFX classic in the years to come.
Matthew Pejkovic - Matt's Movie Reviews
Unlike the original, which made the 10-year-old version of myself want to don a bedsheet toga, fashion a shield from a garbage can lid, and behead evil gorgons, this version was kind of a snooze for both him and me.
Ian Buckwalter - DCist
This update's Achilles heel is its pervasive and dizzying, shot-too-tight camera technique.
Bruce Bennett - Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
It has no aspirations to be anything more than the popcorn movie it is, and for those amiably disposed to the genre, that should be enough.
Rossiter Drake - San Francisco Examiner
The CGI extravaganza can't overcome all the other flaws: sloppy exposition, terrible dialogue, heavy-handed acting, and not a single likable character in the bunch.
Russ Breimeier - Christianity Today
Greek gods make lousy dads.
Cynthia Fuchs - PopMatters
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Dragan Antulov - Draxblog Movie Reviews
If [Worthington] ever showed some charisma, he'd be a movie god.
Sean Means - Salt Lake Tribune
Call this theme-park ride Around the Ancient World in 80 Minutes. Creatures get ridiculously larger and deadlier as action-scenes advance to the next video-game level. Dull, grey, spiritless.
Brian Gibson - Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
Where's the excitement, thrills and dizzying nonsense promised by its rockin' trailers?
Ben McEachen - Sunday Times (Australia)
Demi-God flick is demi-good
Giles Hardie - Sydney Morning Herald
Josh Larsen - LarsenOnFilm
Una cinta capaz de entretener a chicos y grandes, pero que carece de sustancia y por tanto de fuerza, poder e innovacion.
Luis Martinez - Cinenganos
Every creature is so busy it looks like Pirates of the Caribbean 3... I don't care how big you made the Kraken, it looks stupid.
Fred Topel - Can Magazine
What this remake needs is some gratuitous nudity to distract audiences from the lousy special effects, a bit like in the, um, original movie . . .
James O'Ehley - fantastiqueZINE
Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes and Danny Huston play the three main Greek gods %u2013 Zeus, Hades and Poseidon. Neeson sort of ambles through his role while Fiennes attacks his like he is playing the lead in "Macbeth." Huston has little to do and is totally f
Janos Gereben - Entertainment Insiders
There are plenty of moments of fun and excitement, but the extent to which the film drags its heels in between, is ultimately its undoing.
Sam Bathe - Fan The Fire
An otherwise passable adventure film that almost survives its many problems with energetic action sequences, but is ultimately damaged by the gimmick of 3D.
Neil Miller - Film School Rejects
A sexless, joyless remake of a trashy guilty pleasure.
Richard Knight - Windy City Times
Bob Grimm - Reno News and Review
If you want to fondly remember the 1980s.If you want some cheesiness thrown in with some action.If you want to enjoy the adventure...Go to 'Hot Tub Time Machine' and not 'Clash of the Titans.'
Linda Cook - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
In the genre of Saturday-afternoon popcorn-fantasy films, the new Clash isn't half bad.
Lori Hoffman - Atlantic City Weekly
A marginal improvement over its 1981 inspiration...
David Nusair - Reel Film Reviews
The kind of remake that I wish Hollywood would make more of: Take an old film that had great ideas but wasn't a great film, and get it right the second time.
Michael Smith - Tulsa World
The 3-D is underwhelming; the movie's not so bad.
John Wirt - Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
The clashing titans in Clash of the Titans are a pretty sorry lot.
Peter Rainer - Christian Science Monitor
Kept waiting for the kraken, and when it finally showed up, it was a big bore. Corny dialogue and lack of suspense make this a dull ride. Paul Chambers, CNN.
Paul Chambers - CNNRadio
The film delivers exactly what you expect %u2014 well-done action pieces blended with jolts of camp that are so over-the-top, you half expect Mount Olympus to be made from one of Joan Crawford's shoulder pads.
Christopher Smith - Bangor Daily News (Maine)
This clash is more like a mild 'pressing together'.
Andrew Hedley - Flicks.co.nz
A film that winds up being all bluff and bluster, impressing us on first viewing but wilting on reflection.
Charles Koplinski - Illinois Times
A fun piece of disposable nonsense.
Robbie Collin - News of the World
Cheesier than the fondue at a Roman orgy.
Mike McCahill - Scotsman
Visually, Titans makes 300 look like the painstaking work of a Renaissance master. ... But on a story level, it's got an old-fashioned dumbness that's endearing.
Margot Harrison - Seven Days
All in all, it is a pretty good adventure. The acting is adequate, but in these kinds of film it really isn't about the acting at all, is it?
Robert Roten - Laramie Movie Scope
Worthington proves what I suspected after Avatar: that he was only charismatic in Terminator Salvation because he was standing next to Christian Bale.
Ken Hanke - Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
This would be a completely awful one-star disaster if not for some of the monsters - the Kraken is formidable enough, but Medusa is even better. She's almost worth the price of admission, but she deserves a better movie than this one.
David Stratton - At the Movies (Australia)
Thank the Gods Gemma Arterton is very, very good looking.
Tom Seymour - Little White Lies
Leterrier certainly shows a better sense of meaningful, economic narrative than the mess that Peter Jackson made of the interminable, incoherent Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Armond White - New York Press
2-D, 3-D, whatever it is still a mediocre remake of a mediocre original
Jackie K. Cooper - jackiekcooper.com
This remake is bigger and grander but misses the life that Harryhausen brought to his fantastic creations...Instead, we get the same CGI-fest.
Nell Minow - Beliefnet
On a purely visual level, this standard-brand, CGI-gorged remake of the Ray Harryhausen fantasy adventure is worth watching, for the Medusa scene alone.
Kelly Vance - East Bay Express
Violent, joyless, humorless and unmagical.
Steven D. Greydanus - Decent Films Guide
My fear had been that [the film] would be relentlessly, unforgivably bad, but it's only boring.
Tim Brayton - Antagony & Ecstasy
A poor remake with little 3D value.
Michael Black - ReviewExpress.com
Leading man Sam Worthington exacerbates the film's downbeat tone: as Perseus, Worthington remains a credible but basically charisma-free actor.
Peter Canavese - Groucho Reviews
It plays like a videogame, only with less character development. There's no forward motion or any suspense. This movie wasn't directed so much as it was 'project managed'--a series of barely related CGI sequences with no urgency.
Eric Melin - Scene-Stealers.com
It's a little campy, a little creepy, a little too long and sometimes a bit of a mess. But it all adds up to a welcome dose of old-fashioned b-movie entertainment.
A.O. Scott - At the Movies
It doesn't add up at all.
Michael Phillips - At the Movies
'Regard yonder Medusa! She has the body of a snake and the breasts of a centerfold!'
Mark Ramsey - MovieJuice!
To make up for the lack of dramatic oomph in the screenplay, director Louis Leterrier frequently pumps up the volume, particularly on Ramin Djawadi's score, which sounds like cobbled-together outtakes from The Amazing Race.
Alonso Duralde - Queer Sighted
A competent but hardly rousing piece of effects-spectacle entertainment in which Sam Worthington exudes the yep-I'm-here charisma of a middleweight Steve Reeves stand-in. Terrible 3-D, too.
Brent Simon - Shared Darkness
It isn't a train wreck -- a train wreck would be memorable.
two dimensions is more than satisfying presentation format if you're at all interested in Clash of the Titans' otherwise perfectly uninspiring, generic-blockbuster thrills.
Todd Gilchrist - H Magazine
relies far too heavily on sound and fury at the expense of virtually everything else
James Kendrick - Q Network Film Desk
An unnecessary remake that's loud, chaotic and mildly entertaining
Rich Cline - Shadows on the Wall
This really is all action and no adventure. There is not a moment where Perseus looks like he is astonished that these things are happening to him for the first time.
Danny Minton - Fort Bend Sun
Three average action sequences aren't enough to save this film from the weak story and bad dialogue. At least 'release the kraken' is my favorite new euphemism.
Jeff Bayer - The Scorecard Review
The downfall of 3-D is going to be quicky, crummy CGI conversions like this clunker.
Susan Granger - SSG Syndicate
As an after-thought [director Louis] Leterrier and his producers decided to make the flick 3-D. But oops - they'd already shot like 90% in ordinary old 2-D.
Gary Wolcott - Tri-City Herald
With three screenwriters telling the convoluted story, it is a case of too many cooks spoiling the broth. The Razzie Awards race for the worst movie of the year is now well under way with this early spring candidate.
Keith Cohen - Entertainment Spectrum
Charmless, ugly and lackluster with a laughably bad script, it's no improvement on the original film and on its own merits is just unfortunate. I'm sure the video game tie-in will be more entertaining than this.
Diva Velez - TheDivaReview.com
Coming across like a mythological hybrid of its official source material and Gladiator, the remake extracts the essence of the 1981 Clash of the Titans and updates it for the new millennium.
Steve Biodrowski - Cinefantastique
Inexplicably less godly and less epic than Percy Jackson and the Olympians, this new clash between titans mostly makes you want to go back and watch the original again.
Kevin A. Ranson - MovieCrypt.com
'Clash of the Titans' emphasizes its incredible creatures instead of the human actors, and they are fantastic.
Betty Jo Tucker - ReelTalk Movie Reviews
The filmmakers achieved something I wasn't expecting. They improved the visual effects without taking the silly action-oriented story too seriously.
Rubin Safaya - Cinemalogue.com
Fans of the 1981 original won't find many improvements here.
Matt Brunson - Creative Loafing
If you go into it and you're expecting big, dumb, loud, empty, pointless--then that's fine. Because that's what the film is.
Widgett Walls - Needcoffee.com
A mildly diverting but ultimately unlovable action spectacle
Corey Hall - Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Forget the kraken, how 'bout releasing a plot?
David Cornelius - eFilmCritic.com
Well, at least I know what setting $70 million ablaze looks like in 3D.
Bill Clark - FromTheBalcony
It's left to the gigantic Kraken to re-inject some interest during the closing stages of this major disappointment.
David Stratton - The Australian
While there's much that can be mocked here, the new battles are just as fun in their own way-the scorpions in particular are awesome.
Luke Y. Thompson - E! Online
Solid supporting performances from Liam Neeson as Zeus, Ralph Fiennes as Hades, and Mads Mikkelsen as Draco, add significant gravitas to the film's churning momentum.
Cole Smithey - ColeSmithey.com
For what it is, it's a good time at the movies.
Chris Bumbray - JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Dull, tedious, poorly paced, anti-climactic and, worst of all, one of the most boring and underwhelming blockbusters in recent memory.
Avi Offer - NYC Movie Guru
Poorly written nonsense, but lovers of beefcake action will be happy enough with the heroes gymnastically vaulting monsters and slicing and dicing their way around the ancient world. An extra star for Ralph Fiennes, who is a god.
Angie Errigo - Empire Magazine
A good film should inspire strong emotions in its audience. Those emotions should not, however, be a progression from boredom to impatience to active resentment
Andrea Chase - Killer Movie Reviews
There was immeasurably more life, dynamism and energy in Harryhausen's marionettes than in these seemingly flawless avatars. They never come alive in a way that the first film's creatures unquestionably did.
Brandon Fibbs - BrandonFibbs.com
The myths it presumes to reinvent serve only as empty grist for its effects houses, mangled by storytelling incompetence past the point of recognition.
Rob Vaux - Mania.com
"Clash of the Titans" skirts being boring because of its effects, but it cannot rise above being mundane and formulaic.
Bob Bloom - Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
...a mish mash of mythology whose enhancement with shoddy 3D (this was outsourced to an Indian production company and the filmmakers should ask for their money back) is near sinful in its poor quality.
Robin Clifford - Reeling Reviews
Here comes director Louis Leterrier and his team of mercenary screenwriters to make sure a dated, lumbering mytho-fantastical clunker from 1981 gets a bland, moronic, computer-enhanced warming over.
Jonathan Kiefer - Sacramento News & Review
It may be Hollywood's new religion, but 3D can't compensate for a film's flaws, no matter how many movie gods are on your side.
Kevin Williamson - Jam! Movies
As if society weren't self-centered enough, along comes a movie whose moral appears to be "Be your own god." Swell.
David Medsker - Bullz-Eye.com
Even spectacle becomes boring when there's nothing behind it.
Robert W. Butler - Kansas City Star
A few more fake 3D films like this could kill the public's enthusiasm for 'dimensional' pictures as surely as 'Avatar' stoked renewed interest in the process.
John Beifuss - Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
The 3-D needlessly overstuffs an already spectacle-heavy guilty pleasure, making the action not just bloated but downright confusing.
Randy Myers - Contra Costa Times
Your enjoyment of Clash of the Titans is aided by remembering the original was one big ol' hunk of cheese, too.
Christian Toto - What Would Toto Watch?
- National Post
The movie seems less like a remake than a mash-up of better films.
Lawrence Toppman - Charlotte Observer
I found myself waiting for the effects sequences. When these money shots are on screen, the film is awesome... However, the walk-and-talk scenes are not the strong point.
Kevin Carr - 7M Pictures
Despite its many laughable moments, the box-office gods may not be amused.
Kurt Loder - MTV
Imagine downing a cold 12-pack in two hours and then trying to walk home. That's exactly what [the 3D action scenes in Clash of the Titans] feel like.
Adam Tobias - Watertown Daily Times
The new Clash of the Titans may be bigger and louder than the 1981 original, but it isn't that much better.
Ethan Alter - Film Journal International
As 3-D always does, the movie looks dark and dingy --not polished and expensive, as the 2-D version probably was.
Adam Lippe - Examiner.com
An underwhelming blend of mythology and action drama.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat - Spirituality and Practice
My suggestion after the fact would have been to re-release 1981's 'Clash of the Titans,' reprocessed in 3D, and forget about any remake. Forget this remake, for sure.
Steve Crum - Video-Reviewmaster.com
The battles look great with computer renderings, but outside the Kraken sequence they don't inspire an ounce of awe. The gods have never looked more real, or mattered less
Steven Snyder - Techland
Even with the souped-up special effects, I still prefer the original.
The dollar-store version of 'Avatar.'
Clay Cane - BET.com
A spirit of fun and adventure almost breaks through. Call it a near myth.
Jeffrey Westhoff - Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
The death knell of Greek mythology. Bury the Kraken.
Victoria Alexander - FilmsInReview.com
Disappointment of the week is this expensive but ponderous remake of the 1981 epic, which wasn't much good either.
Christopher Tookey - Daily Mail [UK]
More boring than aggressively bad and proves that all the mythology and fancy CGI in the world can't disguise a lack of movie fundamentals like plot and character.
Brian Tallerico - HollywoodChicago.com
Plot and characters play second fiddle to set pieces but this is a popcorn action movie and it does that very well indeed.
Alex Zane - Sun Online
hardly a divine experience and should be thrown in bad movie purgatory.
Jeffrey Lyles - Gazette (MD)
Big sets, wall-to-wall mayhem and hi-tech pixelry only go so far in a movie sure to leave anyone with fond memories of the original feeling shortchanged.
Neil Smith - Total Film
The remake out this weekend largely does away with the stately Titans stuff, in favor of more clashing.
Bob Mondello - NPR
Director Louis Leterrier uses digital technology to create enough battles and monsters to capture the attention of any jaded blockbuster fan.
Henry Fitzherbert - Daily Express
The Clash of the Titans remake is the most embarrassing black eye for Greeks since the short-lived McGyro.
Mike Ward - Richmond.com
On an action movie/creature feature level, it delivers satisfactorily. On a plot/characterization level, it's a complete bore.
Mike McGranaghan - Aisle Seat
The only way that this stupid, ugly mess of a movie could be considered 3-D would be if the third dimension were dirty hair.
Brian Juergens - CampBlood.org
It's exceptionally silly and it takes itself too seriously, but ultimately Titans is a stirring adventure full of derring-do and beefy men in too-short tunics.
Wendy Ide - Times [UK]
Appreciable only for its extravagance, perhaps its best to leave Zeus, Perseus, and Medusa back in the '80s, where this odd struggle between humans and gods was treated with a more effortless tone of enchantment.
Brian Orndorf - BrianOrndorf.com
Louis Letterrier's romp is at its best during its breakneck second half, when the 3D effects distract from the 2D protagonists and the risible dialogue is drowned out by the clash of steel and the gnash of pincers.
Does a pretty good job. That sounds like a halfhearted recommendation, (but) "Clash" is a halfhearted adventure.
Sean O'Connell - Hollywood News
Noisy, manic and not much fun at all.
Michelle Orange - Movieline
The film 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.
Peter Sobczynski - eFilmCritic.com
I got a bit bored in the middle, then was swung back into the action by the flying horses.
Andrew O'Hagan - This is London
A kitschy creature-feature that's not as bad as its nonsensical trailer makes it look ... Seeing it in 2-D will save you a few bucks.
Matt Soergel - Florida Times-Union
More properly, 'Crash of the Bores'...dark, grim and (apart from some juvenile macho banter) overly serious, a plodding, chaotic affair more likely to induce headache than a feeling of exhilaration.
Frank Swietek - One Guy's Opinion
Although purists will always prefer the original picture, this remake really does justify its existence. How often can you say that?
Rene Rodriguez - Miami Herald
They didn't waste alot of toner on the script.
Willie Waffle - WaffleMovies.com
A slick and empty spectacle much of the time, this Clash has a particularly tough time establishing bonds between characters who are supposed to mean everything to each other.
John Hartl - Seattle Times
A few admirable elements are lost amidst a cacophony of digital set pieces, horrendous scripting, and a grim self-serious tone that's more laborious than engrossing
Garth Franklin - Dark Horizons
Can a movie be not so great for 95 minutes and then suddenly become worthwhile in the last 15? I'm here to tell you it can.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul) - St. Paul Pioneer Press
Watching the movie is like sitting at a giant conveyor-belt sushi bar as each marvel presents or re-presents itself for salivation.
Nigel Andrews - Financial Times
Those whom the gods wish to punish, they force to watch this movie.
MaryAnn Johanson - Flick Filosopher
The whole thing is done with such earnest old-time Saturdary afternoon conviction that I thoroughly enjoyed it...
Michael Parsons - GQ Magazine [UK]
Well, thank the gods for small miracles. The big-budget remake of Clash of the Titans is a pleasant surprise that's every bit as good as the cult classic from 1981.
Scott A. Mantz - Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews
At the end of this 200 B.C. day, the 3D missteps aside, Clash is 'Krakening' good fun. Swordplay, wild creatures, valiant men and a scaly tsunami with major 'tude ... ye gods and big fishes, enjoy.
Kimberly Gadette - Indie Movies Online
A last-minute, gimmicky, careless money grab.
Joshua Tyler - CinemaBlend.com
A constant stream of computer animation that flies at you so quickly and heavy-handedly that you'll eventually tune it out, intentionally or otherwise.
Patrick Kolan - IGN Movies AU
French director Louis Leterrier loves this world. But Clash of the Titans feels like he fought -- and lost -- his own battle for control.
Amy Nicholson - I.E. Weekly
It's loud, brash, brutal stuff on a scale hitherto unseen onscreen...
Chris Tilly - IGN Movies UK
Absolutely awful in absolutely the most boring way possible
Walter Chaw - Film Freak Central
Leterrier aims no higher than competence and achieves just that, shepherding a series of slick, CGI creations across the screen to the accompaniment of an organ-rattling sound design.
Keith Phipps - AV Club
It takes pains to squeeze a little character into the action, and, from the opening harpie attack, through giant scorpions, a wonderfully sinuous Medusa and the final face-off with the Kraken, there is a barrage of spectacle.
- Radio Times
Even the kraken proves anticlimactic -- and brother, if you can't stick the landing when your movie has a damn kraken in it, then you shouldn't be making movies.
Eric D. Snider - EricDSnider.com
Seeing Clash of the Titans 2010 is a great way to get primed for a big summer of popcorn flicks full of fun and adventure. Don't take it too seriously, and you're sure to have a good time with the Gods.
Staci Layne Wilson - Horror.com
The 1981 version certainly isn't high art, but has fun, which is more than can be said for this humorless, dull retelling.
Laura Clifford - Reeling Reviews
There's plenty of money on the screen, but no energy or conviction; no sense that the movie believes any of this matters.
Eugene Novikov - Film Blather
Sam Worthington is proof that there is a devil. It's the only explanation for his inexplicable meteoric rise. At some point this movie turns the corner and becomes Campy Good Fun.
Michelle Alexandria - Eclipse Magazine
A very serious movie about magical gods and giant scorpions.
Matt Pais - Metromix.com
If you've seen the trailers, you know exactly what to expect: 110 minutes of action and CG creatures. That's it, but sometimes that's enough.
Rebecca Murray - About.com
Seeing this film in 3D is like throwing your money in the trash. The flick is anti-climactic and the leading perfomance from Worthington was not heroic in the least.
Kevin McCarthy - BDK Reviews
An unnecessary 3D upgrade and choppy script make Louis Leterrier's update of the 1981 camp classic an Olympian missed opportunity.
Joe Lozito - Big Picture Big Sound
Like watching Karl Pilkington's recollection of the Greek mythology he learned while seeing 1981's Clash.
Erik Childress - eFilmCritic.com
There is absolutely nothing new about Clash of the Titans, but one can not deny the pleasures of familiarity in popcorn cinema. What's the first thing you say after riding an awesome roller coaster? Again!
Jordan Hoffman - UGO
You're not here for sharp dialogue or character development and you don't get it. But who's complaining?
Tim Evans - Sky Movies
There's nothing wrong with the new Clash of the Titans that wasn't wrong with the first one. It's a loud, fun, colorful adventure flick. (Avoid the 3-D version!)
Scott Weinberg - Cinematical
Benefits from the forceful presence of Sam Worthington (Avatar) in the key role and is full of high flying action, nifty monsters, valiant heroes, plotting villains and impressive CGI.
Pete Hammond - Boxoffice Magazine
Do yourself a favour and avoid the 3D. Do yourself a bigger favour and avoid the film entirely
Anders Wotzke - Moviedex
Clash of the Titans: Liam Neeson sounds/cool saying, "Release the Kraken."/Harryhausen weeps
Dan Lybarger - eFilmCritic.com
This was an epic made for Sam of Worthington, and Ralph of Fiennes, and Liam of Pay Me Now. And it would be full of tricks made by machine, and talk made by fools, and pictures of three dimensions that seemed merely like the View-Masters of old.
Stephen Whitty - Newark Star-Ledger
There are a number of cheeky winks from the filmmakers specifically aimed at Harryhausen fans; in the end, though, Leterrier's Clash of the Titans is nearly as messy an assemblage of mythic odds and ends as the original.
Marc Savlov - Austin Chronicle
A remake of a bad film cherished by the children of the '80s ("Hot Tub Greek Mythology Time Machine"?), this new "Clash" is a big, fat, boring, fake 3-D slog.
James Verniere - Boston Herald
Let's hope that the computer-game version of the film has more get-up-and-go than this dull affair.
Sukhdev Sandhu - Daily Telegraph
Fiennes and, as Argos' senior solider, Mads Mikkelson, afford some juicy fun, but Worthington projects the charisma of the young Russell Crowe's lighting double.
Shawn Levy - Oregonian
Somehow, a promising popcorn movie got abducted by the God of Boredom.
Joe Williams - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Only Fiennes, who perhaps has too many villains to his name now, finds something interesting to stud his work with.
Craig Mathieson - sbs.com.au
Release the Kraken on this monstrous bore of a remake.
Thomas Leupp - Hollywood.com
The CG special effects are dated the moment they appear on screen ...
Mark Dujsik - Sci-Fi Movie Page
Whatever the flaws in the script, there's no faulting director Louis Leterrier's visual ambition: this is a film of mighty vistas, beautifully designed beasts and intense, well-structured combat sequences...
Tom Huddleston - Time Out
This idiotic "event movie" pretty much sums up everything that's wrong with Hollywood right now. It's big, it's loud, and it's filled with meaningless action...and it also feels like not one single person involved with the production could give two hoots.
Erin Free - FILMINK (Australia)
This movie is actually worse than the post-production 3D, which is enough to give 3D a bad name.
Tony Medley - tonymedley.com
feels like a throwback to the days when high concepts and splashy special effects ruled the day
Bill Gibron - Filmcritic.com
This Clash provides frequent occasion for awe.
Nick Pinkerton - L.A. Weekly
When the action scenes are unleashed, they're easily the most captivating component of the movie. They look and feel fantastic, and they involve abominations with more backstory and personality than any of the humans.
Stanley A. Miller II - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The first Clash Of The Titans had considerably more charm than this. Money can buy you technology but it can't buy you magic.
Nick Setchfield - SFX Magazine
As with the original, it's often embarrassing to watch prestigious actors suffering through this material, and the younger actors fail to register much at all.
Jeffrey M. Anderson - Combustible Celluloid
If you've seen the trailer, you've seen the best bits, and if you've seen Cloverfield, you've seen the Kraken.
Catherine Bray - Film4
If even half as much effort had gone into character development and plotting as went into character and creature designs, they might have had something worthwhile.
Jeff Vice - Deseret News, Salt Lake City
What director Louis Leterrier serves up is a simple quest movie enlivened by some respectable if rarely spectacular special effects.
David Edwards - Daily Mirror [UK]
Those of us who grew up on special effects creator Ray Harryhaussen's movies didn't love them for their photo-realism, and we sure didn't mind a little cheese.
Gary Thompson - Philadelphia Daily News
Be warned -- you'd be better off picking up a blindfold and ear plugs when entering the cinema than a pair of specs.
Ben Rawson-Jones - Digital Spy
If Avatar was the game-changer, as James Cameron claimed, then Clash Of The Titans, rushed through post in four months to exploit the 3D craze, has the potential to be the game-ender.
Drew McWeeny - HitFix
"While a quasi-fun ride, this remake never quite pushes itself -- it feels more like reheated leftovers (with some extra cheese thrown on top) than something freshly cooked."
Brad Miska - Bloody Disgusting
Clash of the Titans isn't art, but it's a specialized craft that turns men into boys and film critics into optimistic -- OK, slightly less cynical -- popcorn consumers for the briefest of moments.
Justin Strout - Orlando Weekly
Big and flat, noisy and silly, Leterrier's version is hampered by an arbitrary narrative and preposterous dialogue; even great actors like Neeson and Fiennes and 3D (rather poor) don't help.
Emanuel Levy - EmanuelLevy.Com
It takes a lot of movie magic to reduce some 3000 years of mythology to piffle. After watching this farrago produced by state-of-the-art 3-D and CGI, I'm all for the return of the oral tradition.
Peter Keough - Boston Phoenix
Visual might meets narrative meagerness. The film boasts a wealth of treats for the eye but doesn't add up to a rollicking adventure.
Tim Grierson - Screen International
Aside from further output from Lady Gaga, I can't think of much that's more unnecessary than a remake of Clash of the Titans, at least until they remake Godzilla.
Marshall Fine - Hollywood & Fine
...the likes of Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes (and the other veterans) end up looking foolish or farcical, thanks to the direction
Andrew L. Urban - Urban Cinefile
Teenage boys will love it, but the rest of us will be frustrated by the storytelling, the shaky camerawork and the dubiously effective 3D presentation, which distracts more than it offers
Louise Keller - Urban Cinefile
Not enough Bubo!
Jen Yamato - Movies.com
Parental Content Review
Jim Judy - Screen It!
Neeson and Fiennes are so serious here you would have thought they were auditioning for a "Schindler's List" sequel.
Michael A. Smith - Nolan's Pop Culture Review
Truly undone by the dramatic void at its center.
Nick Schager - Lessons of Darkness
About as rousing as a wheelchair race between two half-comatose octogenarians.
Leterrier's version is loud, busy and intense, and it's still saddled with bad dialogue, dopey-looking sets and costumes and a lead performance that's completely flat.
Josh Bell - Las Vegas Weekly
Clash of the Titans is a decent enough remake of the original %u2013 but do yourself a favor: Save your hard-earned money and skip the awful 3D version.
Vic Holtreman - ScreenRant
Give it a break for the sake of a cast that imparts more than comic strip cardboard and you may well find entertainment in this romp with mythical immortality.
Jules Brenner - Cinema Signals
Worthington makes a rather wooden Perseus but the rest of the cast are terrific, particularly Arterton, Mikkelsen, Neeson and Fiennes, who really Voldemorts it up as Hades. Great Kraken, too.
Matthew Turner - ViewLondon
Though it faithfully follows the original's plotline, Leterrier's slick entertainment is anything but a throwback--just a concession to the Jerry Bruckheimer school of fast, cheap, and out-of-control visual effects.
Ed Gonzalez - Slant Magazine
It's as if Medusa herself were behind the camera, turning everything on screen into stone.
Steve Persall - Tampa Bay Times