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Why I’ll see the new ‘Clash of the Titans’

I made fun of all the movie remakes planned this year. But, I have to say, the trailers for the new “Clash of the Titans” have really won me over. I can’t get Liam Neeson’s roaring “Relase the Kraken!” out of my head.

The original “Clash” was one of my favorite movies growing up. I don’t know if it was my childhood love affair with unicorns and flying horses, the mythology, the great campy fun or that the movie was on cable all the time, but I must have watched it more than a dozen times. I loved the Medusa part, in particular. And it’s the new Medusa, who looks WICKED!, that’s piqued my interest.

Though its getting panned by some critics, our own film critic Rick Bentley appreciates the new movie’s fun, escapist tone (and he really digs the original):

I’m still not sure about all these remakes, especially “Karate Kid” and “Red Dawn.” I mean, really, do we need to mess with these 80s jems? But I will at least keep an open mind (even if it means going against Mike Oz).

Responses to "Why I’ll see the new ‘Clash of the Titans’"

Heather says:

Medusa was so misunderstood.