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Clash of the Titans

Clash of the Titans is an unbearable bore that will probably put to sleep the few adults stuck taking the kids to it. This mythical tale of Perseus, son of Zeus, and his quest for the 'fair' Andromeda, is mired in a slew of corny dialog and an endless array of flat, outdated special effects.

Cast:
Laurence Olivier Harry Hamlin Claire Bloom Maggie Smith Burgess Meredith Ursula Andress

Clash of the Titans is an unbearable bore that will probably put to sleep the few adults stuck taking the kids to it. This mythical tale of Perseus, son of Zeus, and his quest for the ‘fair’ Andromeda, is mired in a slew of corny dialog and an endless array of flat, outdated special effects.

Watching acclaimed actors like Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith and Claire Bloom wandering through the clouds in long white gowns as Greek gods is funny enough. But when they start to utter the stylized dialog about what they’re going to do to the mortals on the earth below, one wants to look to the Gods for help. But obviously, that’s impossible here.

Unfortunately, none of the creatures of effects that famed expert Ray Harryhausen (who also co-produced) designed seem anything more than rehashes from B-pictures.

Desmond Davis directs with a tired hand, not helped much by the lackadaisical writing.

Clash of the Titans

UK

Production: United Artists/M-G-M. Director Desmond Davis; Producer Charles H. Schneer, Ray Harryhausen; Screenplay Beverly Cross; Camera Ted Moore; Editor Timothy Gee; Music Laurence Rosenthal;; Art Director Frank White

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1981. Running time: 118 MIN.

With: Laurence Olivier Harry Hamlin Claire Bloom Maggie Smith Burgess Meredith Ursula Andress

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