The 2010 recreation of Clash of the Titans is expected to be one of biggest films of the year. If box office sales to date are any inclination, this could not be more correct. This film will place another highly noted and admired notch on actor Sam Washington’s belt. Avatar, Washington’s first feature film, is the highest grossing movie in recorded history and in turn has thrust the Australian actor into the worlds spotlight. Now he will star as Perseus, a child of God’s who was raised on earth as a man. Acting heavyweights Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes are only a few known names to appear in the film as well. Warner Bros released the following:
“Perseus (Worthington) is helpless to save his family from Hades (Fiennes), vengeful god of the underworld. With nothing left to lose, Perseus volunteers to lead a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus (Nee son) and unleash hell on earth. Leading a daring band of warriors, Perseus sets off on a perilous journey deep into forbidden worlds. Battling unholy demons and fearsome beasts, he will only survive if he can accept his power as a god, defy his fate and create his own destiny.”
Clash of the Titans 2010 is thoroughly laced with a mix of action, dark undertones, battle and bravado that audiences far and wide will surely enjoy. The question does it present itself though. This is a remake and remakes can be a curse or a blessing pending any number of variables. How does the recreation of Clash of the Titans in 2010 compare to its 1981 predecessor?
Over $40 million dollars was made from the earlier version, an impressive amount of money for the time. Starring Harry Hamlin and Maggie Smith, the film was far more whimsical. It was a fantasy driven adventure with creative focus placed on fostering the viewers active imagination of the latest technology. The new release is designed more to the tune of 300 or Lord of the Rings, both produced by Warner Bros., in terms of cinematography and screenplay. Based on the trailer, some of the films more noticeable characters, like Kraken, were reinvented with substantial changes. Fans of the original version may or may not enjoy the updates.
In any event, with $61.4 million grossed opening weekend and climbing, audiences have shown their approval for the remake. Even if it doesn’t have the same kitschy approach as the 1981 version, Clash of the Titans will undoubtedly be a powerhouse in box office sales through the spring and possibly longer with everyone crowding in the view the film or purchase their own Clash of the Titans action.