Box art for Clash of the Titans (2010)

Clash of the Titans (2010)

action & adventure, drama


Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus volunteers to lead a daring band of warriors to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus and unleash hell on earth.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    28%
  • Audience Score
    40%

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 13
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
Language
2 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Positive role models
1 out of 5
Sex
1 out of 5
Violence
3 out of 5

Gods vs. man 3-D action fantasy is full of scary monsters.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that Clash of the Titans is a remake of a 1981 film about characters that kids might be familiar with from Greek mythology -- like Perseus (Sam Worthington) and Zeus (Liam Neeson). It features bigger, louder, and faster visual effects than parents might remember from the original and the 3-D effects up the action's intensity. The CGI monsters are often frightening. The movie is filled with fantasy violence, including some blood and fighting with swords or bows and arrows that sometimes result in death and dismemberment. There are a few mildly gory scenes featuring charred bodies and a decapitation. There is some very minor language ("bitch" and "bastard") and some scenes of sensuality -- with more innuendo than action.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the behavior of gods and humans. Are humans more loving and compassionate toward their fellow man? Why are the gods so selfish and badly behaved? Can you connect any of the movie's messages about humankind to real life? What do you think the movie was trying to say about people?
  • Which monsters in the film were the scariest? What was scary about them? What else besides how the monsters looked make them scary? How did the noise and music affect how you felt about the monsters?
  • Is the relationship between gods and men in this movie anything like the relationship between parents and children? What do you know about Greek mythology? Did this movie make you want to find out more?
  • Why would Perseus refuse to use the magic sword his father gave him? Would you do the same thing in his place?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: Where's the excitement, thrills and dizzying nonsense promised by its rockin' trailers?

- Ben McEachen, Sunday Times (Australia), Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: Demi-God flick is demi-good

- Giles Hardie, Sydney Morning Herald, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

3 stars

Remake of myth of Perseus, son of Zeus. Hades kills Perseus mortal family. Perseus seeks revenge and is on a quest to rescue a princess. Good cast and special effects. Not as good as Troy but better than 300 and Alexander. Sam is the only hot guy!

- thmtsang, Saturday, October 2, 2010

2 stars

Just because a film can outdo its predecessor with special effects, doesn't make it better. It strayed so far from the original (a film that happens to be close to my heart) as to be barely recognizable. What's with Hades? Whats with this anti-gods theme? Um....why isn't Perseus in love with Andromeda? What's with the daddy angst? Pegasus is BLACK?! The film was all flash and no substance, which was hugely disappointing. In the original, the characters are interesting and you care about them. In this one, the character development is so brief (if it exists at all) that you keep asking yourself, "who are you, anyway?" Aside from a funny cameo by Bubo, and a *relatively* faithful recreation of the Stygian witches, this movie shouldn't be considered the same story at all.

- liquidchick76, Tuesday, September 28, 2010

3 stars

A pretty good action, SFX driven film. It doesn't have the charm of the original and the action scenes are over a bit quick. It is quite a bit different to the original for a lot of the scenes, although the overall story is quite similar. One to switch your brain off to! Sequel out in 2012!

- Deano78, Tuesday, September 28, 2010