BETWEEN GODS AND MEN, THE CLASH BEGINS.
A fisherman’s son (Sam Worthington), who turns out to be a demigod, is drawn into a war between the humans and the gods and must choose sides. Director Louis Leterrier is a fan of the 1981 original and you can tell that he’s having fun. You can too if you’re willing to go along with a movie that has impressive visual effects (except for the lackluster 3D effects that were added in post), entertaining showdowns with all kinds of ugly critters (including the enormous Kraken), a particularly campy performance by Ralph Fiennes and clunky dialogue. Somehow, Leterrier makes it work.
2010-U.S. 106 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Louis Leterrier. Cast: Sam Worthington (Perseus), Liam Neeson (Zeus), Ralph Fiennes (Hades), Jason Flemyng, Gemma Arterton, Alexa Davalos… Mads Mikkelsen, Pete Postlethwaite, Elizabeth McGovern, Danny Huston.
Trivia: Followed by Wrath of the Titans (2012).