Clash of the Titans

Rated 2.0

Without humans’ worship to feed them, the Greek gods are losing their power to toy with their creations. Zeus seems particularly perplexed at the situation, so he allows his brother Hades to pop up out of the underworld and start laying down some cosmic mayhem on mankind. After the king and queen of Argos diss the gods, Hades gives the residents of Argos a 10-day deadline to sacrifice their princess Andromeda to his enormous sea beastie, the Kraken. Why 10 days? Damned if I know. But still, with swords and sandals against lightning bolts and whipping tentacles, the situation seems a little unfair. That is, until Zeus’ half-human bastard son Perseus (Sam Worthington) steps in to start kicking some mythological ass. So it’s pretty much what the original was, with a little more spit and polish. It takes more than a few liberties with classic mythology, but on the other hand, it’s a movie, not a classroom. And as a movie, it’s a life-support system for the CGI effects. As such, it’s not all that astounding, but it fills the running time a lot more than its sire. And it does pay out some Kraken eye candy. Feather River Cinemas, Paradise Cinema 7 and Tinseltown. Rated PG-13