(for those who didn't saw the original version of the movie)
The new version stars Sam Worthington (from Avatar) as Perseus, the son of Zeus (Liam Neeson). If you don't know whose Zeus is, well let's just say that he murdered his father and together with his two brothers, Poseidon and Hades (Ralph Fiennes), ruled Olympus. Poseidon as all know, is the God of the Sea while Hades after being tricked by Zeus was banished to rule the underworld for all eternity. All gods holds their immortality by being worship by humans but as time goes by, human decided that they are better off with themselves rather than worshiping the gods and this upsets Zeus. Hades managed to tricked Zeus in believing him and letting unleash terror on earth so that human will start worshiping him again.
Perseus is half human half god (demi-god) and is being (or rather forced) into this journey to save the city of Argos. The king & queen of Argos managed to upset Zeus and Hades decided to gave them 10 days to either sacrifice their daughter, Andromeda or he (Hades) will released his most feared creation called the Kraken. So the story tells how Perseus with help from some soldiers, Jins and another cursed human. Some cool fighting scenes where they fight the giant scorpion in the dessert to the part Perseus cut off Medusa's head (again) and final confrontation with the Kraken itself. Boy wins and saved the world from the god. So what's new?
I was really looking forward to this movie but it's a bit upsetting as I was comparing with the original movie and other than the spectacular effects, nothing much blew my mind. I mean, if you are just gonna show us how SFX evolved from 30 years ago, and by making another mythology movie bout it, don't waste time. I wished for better story lines and more dramatic/epic fight scenes but to no avail. Anyway, it's still a good movie to watch altogether with you haven't saw the original one. And where's the 3D? I think my highlight of 3D special effect would be the Chinese sub-titles at the bottom. (Rating: 4.0 out of 5.0)