Since Clash of the Titans is ultimately a film about history — mythology, at least — let's examine the film's own past, shall we? The original defined campy with a young Harry Hamlin in a toga, Laurence Olivier as the almighty Zeus, and a mix of stop-motion moving creatures that are about as technologically advanced as you get in 1981.
In the film, demigod Perseus is given the task of killing the Kraken, a giant sea monster out to destroy the town of Argos — or devour Perseus's lady love — unless our hero can kill it. It includes a strange mix of Greek myths melded together for a semblance of a plot, yet it's okay, because you feel like it's supposed to be ridiculous. But flash forward to 2010, and the new slicked out (and surprise, 3D!) Clash of the Titans maintains a serious tone with the exception of a few forced jokes, ultimately missing out on most of its predecessor's sense of fun. To see what I mean, read more