"Release the Kraken!"
If you are not aware, the 2010 version of Clash of the Titans is a remake of the 1981 movie of the same name. The original was bad in a really good way. It was corny, overacted and the special effects were goofy. That's why I liked it. But let's focus on the new version.
Perseus (Sam Worthington) is our hero. He is part man, part god. He is raised by humans but finds out that Zeus (Liam Neeson) is his father. Zeus got angry with a human king and slept with his wife. Man, I hate when that happens. Anyway, one of the brothers of Zeus, Hades (Ralph Fiennes), kills the human father of Perseus and Perseus seeks revenge against Hades.
Hades master plan is to convince Zeus to release the Kraken, a beast that will destroy everything in its path, and that way Zeus will lose all of his power and Hades will be able to defeat him and be the top god. You see Zeus relies on the prayers of man for his power while Hades feasts on the fear of man. Man has started to doubt Zeus and they've started to question the need for the gods to rule. They want to rule themselves. Hades sees this as his chance to defeat his brother and be the top god.
Perseus and a handful of soldiers set out to stop Hades and kill the Kraken. Along the way they have to defeat giant scorpions, huge flying bat like creatures and Medusa. The special effects are pretty sweet and the 2010 version of the monsters are much, much cooler than the original ones. And the Kraken kicks ass!!!! However, I wish there would have been more of the Kraken. The movie itself was just under two hours and I would have been cool with it being longer if it meant more Kraken.
I also kept wondering to myself why Perseus didn't have a beard. Every male had one in the movie but not Perseus. Even Zeus had one but his own son decided against it. It was just an observation.
I enjoyed most of the movie but hated the 3-D. Can we please stop all of this 3-D nonsense? Wait, let me clarify. Can we please stop filming a movie in 2-D and then turning it into 3-D? If companies are going to insist on making movies and showing them in 3-D, THEN FILM THEM IN 3-D!!!!!!! I wish I would have saved myself the extra money and just watched it in 2-D. Here's a secret, I took my glasses off a couple of times during the movie and liked what I saw better!
The movie was fun, not great by any stretch of the imagination. And if you aren't really into the whole Greek gods thing, then you may want to skip it. One last thing, watch it in 2-D!