There comes a time when you start to wonder, will Hollywood ever get the message? Will they ever begin to realise that amazing special effects alone do not make a great movie? Or have they forever given up investing properly in good scriptwriters, throwing the entire budget at CGI engineers instead?
Clash of the Titans is 1 hour too short. It feels terribly rushed, the characters too shallow, the story is little more than one fight scene after another. We are given no chance to get to know the heroes let alone care less about their survival.
Yes, it's fun, but is disposable and forgettable. It lacks substance.
The tale of Clash of the Titans is an epic one, and it requires a suitable timescale to do it justice. This instead has been shoehorned into a 1hr 42min slot. From the outset, it has no patience with its own story and dares not give the viewer a moment of calm.
Action only works if you feel emotions for the heroes and villains. I felt nothing.
This could have been great, if treated with a little patience and given the epic treatment it deserved. As it stands, this remake is too self-contained and shuts off doors to viewer involvement from start to finish. You will neither care for the characters nor fear the bad guys.
The whole Greek Gods subject was pitifully glossed over, and needed a much more respectful treatment to give it credibility.
Hollywood must learn from The Dark Knight how to make good quality action movies with substance.
Until then, this kind of movie will be little more than an on-screen comic book.