“Ah, dear — the young. Why do they never listen? When will they ever learn?”
Response to Peary’s Review:
With that said, however, one watches Clash of the Titans either out of a sense of childhood nostalgia (which I’m lacking — I never saw it), or for the reliably stunning stop-motion effects by Ray Harryhausen. Particularly notable are both the enormous Kraken and the battling scorpions (but as impressive as Harryhausen’s snake-haired Medusa is, my vote still goes out to Tony Randall in The 7 Faces of Dr. Lao as the best movie incarnation of this hideous creature!). Equally noteworthy are the make-up and costumes in Titans, particularly those of the three blind Stygian Witches, whose empty eye sockets are truly creepy to behold. Overall, however, this big-budget film is still a major disappointment for those who remember the magic and wonder of Harryhausen’s earlier efforts.
Redeeming Qualities and Moments:
Posted on November 27th, 2006 by admin
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