Clash of the Titans, starring Sam Worthington (Perseus), hit theatres this weekend. The highly anticipated remake caused fans to wait in long lines and even risk being turned away as a premiering theatre quickly filled to capacity.
The story begins with an orphaned boy taken in by a fisherman. This boy, Perseus, is soon found to be the son of Zeus (Liam Neeson) and is destined to defeat his uncle, Hades (Ralph Fiennes), who was tricked into the underworld by his brother Zeus. This remake quickly begins, with only a slight reference to the original, by a humourous reference to the mechanical owl who was a companion on Perseus' journey (1981). Other than that, this movie was it's own -- stands on its it own -- and does not offer the extended prose or high drama delivered in the original.
High on the action and 3-D special effects, Clash of the Titans delivers an old story in a not so new package. Banking on the now hot Sam Worthington, who also starred in Avatar, it will draw in the crowds, but probably will not be the "fantastic experience" that was the 1981 award winning version.