Clash of the Titans

Okaaay... Sam Worthington in a skirt ain't all that bad!

Our aforementioned Mr. W. ("Terminator" and "Avatar") must have a terrific agent! He has been in blockbusters ever since he came up from Down Under. I haven't figured out what is so appealing about him, but whatever it is, he's got it.

Suffice it to say, our hero is:
  • a demigod -- half god, half human;
  • dauntless -- he attacks giant scorpions with just a spear;
  • loyal -- he dives to impossible depths to try to rescue his adopted family from their sinking boat;
  • brave -- he rejects the magic sword his father Zeus (Liam Neeson) has provided;
  • impractical -- he wants to win this "Clash" with Hades (Ralph Fiennes) as a human, not as a god.
Other warriors in his cohort are played by:
  • Mads Mikkelsen ("Casino Royale" and "After the Wedding")
  • Nicholas Hoult ("A Single Man" and "About a Boy")
  • Gemma Arterton ("Lost in Austen")
  • Mouloud Achour (Cyprien")
  • Ashraf Barhom ("The Kingdom")
There are great opportunities for spectacular CGI when our little troop of heroes crosses the Styx, when Perseus slays Medusa, and when he rides Pegasus (don't ask...) to save Andromeda (Alexa Davalos). As is to be expected, our literary experts in Hollywood felt it was necessary to tweak Greek mythology just a tad to make it more marketable, but then again, who's to say for sure....