miercuri, 24 martie 2010

Myth-ing you already

WITH huge mythical creatures and state-of-the- art 3D effects, it was always going to be a box office smash.

The epic new Clash Of The Titans movie, out next week, is a surefire hit... but doesn't it all seem a bit familiar?

While anyone under the age of 35 will gasp in wonder as Avatar star Sam Worthington battles fearsome monsters, those older may have seen it all before, albeit in a slightly less sophisticated form
Clash Of The Titans
Hero ... Harry Hamlin's Perseus in 1981 Clash Of The Titans and Sam Worthington, right, in 2010 version

And you can certainly play spot-th

And you can certainly play spot-the-difference here, with shots of the 1981 original alongside the sparkling new remake, which arrives in cinemas on Friday next week.

The new visuals are a lot more lifelike than those created by legendary animator Ray Harryhausen in the 1981 original. The creatures in the first Clash were models which were filmed, moved, then filmed again, called stop-motion.

These days the latest computer techniques bring the mythology to life.

Worthington plays demigod Perseus and he is joined by Liam Neeson as Zeus, Gemma Arterton as priestess Io, Ralph Fiennes as Hades and Jason Flemyng as Calibos.

Perseus takes on many terrifying creatures including the Kraken, scorpiochs, harpies and Medusa.

Read more about these beasties on the right.

Sam said: "People remember the old one but we ramped it up to 11. It's a lot of fun - a bunch of guys in dresses. Big scorpions, big monsters, a bunch of guys killing stuff. "