The plot, characters and actors. "The Battle of the Titans" - a fantastic entertainment
"The Battle of the Titans" is a bright fairy-tale entertainment. The heart of the viewer will not once for the whole chronometry come from confusion, horror and delight, especially when Zeus exclaims loudly: "Release Kraken!" To describe the mythical monster created by the violent fantasy artists-animators is not given to any mortal, but this grand spectacular spectacle fascinates and Do not let go until the last minute.
The original film of the same name in 1981 wasa sample of a curious but absurd fantasy thrash, with weak special effects, spectacular poses and loud pretentious phrases (although Zeus and Aphrodite were played by Lawrence Olivier and Ursula Andress - beautiful famous actors). "The Battle of the Titans" in 2010 appeared at a time when impressive blockbusters with endless invented worlds gained a second wind. The original version was recalled and decided to release a remake - more serious, with amazing 3D monsters, and not stupid, lurid and funny dolls. Adorns with the presence of cinema the main Camerian hero of "Avatar" - Sam Worthington, who plays Perseus. Also in the picture were lighted Kaya Skodelario and Nicholas Holt (series Skins) - promising young actors. "The Battle of the Titans" was a new antique epic, shot by the director Luis Letterier, known for the films "Carrier" and the continuation of the "Incredible Hulk", moved to Hollywood friend of the famous Luc Besson.
Perhaps, if the film were shot in the formatflat, but intriguing and colorful comics, he would look at least humorous. The grasping and popular 3D that justified itself in the Avatar and was effective in individual episodes of "Alice in Wonderland", in the creation of Luis Latterieux - like a saddle on the cow, even the actors, beloved by the spectator, do not save the situation. "The Battle of the Titans" is a vivid example of what happens if the traditional 2D-picture, from the desire to get a big profit or blunt fashion, to impose a newfangled 3D. There is no artistic necessity and extreme need for this three-dimensionality even when mythological monsters appear on the screen.
In the cinema for comparative analysis?
There is a fair assumption thatcan interest the viewer? A famous story, actors? "The Battle of the Titans" will arouse moderate interest from the sophisticated spectator as an opportunity to conduct a comparative analysis - what (except for the modernized technical capabilities of the film industry) over a period of 30 years and how fundamentally changed in the interpretation of the myth of the illegitimate son of Zeus Perseus from the ordinary earthly woman who killed the insidious Medusa Gorgon and saved from the sea monster Princess Andromeda, who became his wife. During the review, the only conclusion emerges: the filmmakers, in inviolability, carried through the decade an expression of some confusion on the face of the protagonist, despite the fact that the notion of male attractiveness was very transformed, and the short-cut Sam Worthington came to replace Harry's hulking and curly Harry Hamlin. The film "The Battle of the Titans", whose actors are our contemporaries, still can not be called a failure.
Causes and consequences
The reason for more unflattering reviewsfilm critics is not the work of the production director Louis Leterrier. Rather, the matter is that he got the script, which was rewritten several times (the very first editions began in 2002). Leterrier became a crisis manager, who was attracted to work, so that he took off at least something. With a difficult task set, he managed much better than expected. The painting "The Battle of the Titans", whose actors and roles cut into memory, stuns with special effects, discussions of the piquant details of Poseidon's life and the strange blackened Pegasus. And a general confusion, which, contrary to the laid pathos and heroism, is seen in every frame and movements of the camera.
The narrative of the film "The Battle of the Titans", actorswhich is known to the audience, begins with the fact that a fisherman, who is fishing in the Aegean Sea, finds a coffin with a dead beauty and a living and unharmed baby. A man adopts a baby, giving him a sonorous name - Perseus. The young man matured and was pleased with his existence until their boat fell under the divine wrath. Extremely outraged by the increased disobedience of people, the ruler of the underworld, Hades, caused a bloodbath. Through time, Perseus discovers that he is a demigod and son of the mighty Zeus. The hero goes on a campaign to learn how to destroy Kraken - a monster, which the malicious Hades intends to send to the inhabitants of Argos, if they do not sacrifice the beautiful princess Andromeda. The plot of the film "The Battle of the Titans", whose actors and roles have made an amazing harmony, sets priorities: Hades wants to overthrow Zeus (Liam Neeson), Perseus - take revenge on Aida for all his sins, Zeus yearns to save his illegitimate son, well, Kraken - hungry.
65 million, despite the low-key reviews
In the first days of the show, the picture collected 65 milliondollars, the viewer happily went to the cinemas, not paying attention to the cold and restrained reviews of film critics. The actors of the film "The Battle of the Titans" gained even more admirers, even the red-eyed steaming Rafe Fiennes, who played the role of Aida. Well, Medusa (Natalia Vodyanova), an undoubted favorite, was noted not only by foreign film fans, but also by compatriots. Her Slavic appearance in a scaly context is a real perfect psychedelia. And her character, armed with serious malice and a sharp bow, was a real greeting from a period of uncompromising and inspired V-movies like "Conan", "Sinbad's Travels" and the rest of the classics. The audience will certainly remember the actors of the film "The Battle of the Titans" performing secondary roles - blind and eerie prophets - witches, genies chasing scorpions the size of a mansion, and others.