Wednesday, September 15, 2010
"Clash of the Titans" makes Sam Worthington his own avatar, again
One can “appreciate” the film as a bit like a Fox 50s spectacle, except that the color tone (the film was shot on Tenerife) stresses browns and grays. The Greek mythology, of individual gods battling the “Titans” (not a football team) seems a bit superfluous to western Christian audiences, and the Biblical spectacles seem more compelling to me. But Perseus plays the role of a Greek Moses, protecting the privileged Earth humans from the wars of the underworld. At the end, Perseus resists the temptation on the Mount (Greek equivalent), as he turns down a crown, and Zeus’s offer for him to become a god on Olympus. A god lives forever, Zeus says. Perseus winds up playing the role of a Clark Kent, with no red kryptonite around.
The special effects are based on a mythology that replaces today’s machine dreams.
Warner Brother’s official site is here.
AP released an embeddable video where actor Sam Worthington talks about the movie.
Shame on Warner Brothers for not playing its trademark Casablanca music as part of its grand entrance (it never does with Legendary pictures), so watch it here.