‘Clash Of The Titans’ trailer unleashes the Kraken

12.17.09 8 years ago 7 Comments

I have a good friend who I stay with when I’m in Austin, and his favorite film is “Clash Of The Titans.”

His least favorite actor?  Sam Worthington.

I would have thought he’d end up laying somewhere twitching in response to the just released new “Clash Of The Titans” trailer, which is much larger than the first one.  Overall, though, his responses on Twitter seemed fairly positive.  This time, you get a sense of the story and the scale, and it looks like an amazing monster mash.

I think this one’s going to test some people on their nerdstalgia, though.  After all, Ray Harryhausen was the man who brought the original’s creatures to life, and there are people who worship at the altar of his Medusa or his Kraken.  Rightfully so.  They are amazingly performed stop-motion characters.

But as a film?  I must confess I’ve always found the original to be about half of a good experience.  There’s the horrific R2-D2 owl, there’s Harry Hamlin, there’s some just plain silly ’80s storytelling… but it’s got character and charm to spare, and all those monsters.  To my mind, “Clash of the Titans” is one of those movies that seems damn near perfect to remake.

If you want to see the new trailer, check it out at Apple.com, where it just had its exclusive premiere.

And watch out for the Kraken.  He looks hunnnnngry.

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