Clash of the Titans

Conflict of the Titans is a 2010 motion fantasy movie and remake of the 1981 movie of the identical identify produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (the rights to which had been acquired by Warner Bros. in 1996 by way of its buy of Turner). The story could be very loosely based mostly on the Greek fantasy of Perseus.[2][3][4] An Australian-American manufacturing directed by Louis Leterrier from a screenplay by Travis Beacham, Phil Hay, and Matt Manfredi, starring Sam Worthington, Gemma Arterton, Mads Mikkelsen, Alexa Davalos, Ralph Fiennes, and Liam Neeson, the movie was initially set for traditional launch on March 26, 2010.[3][4] Nonetheless, it was later introduced that the movie can be transformed to 3D and was launched on April 2, 2010.[5][6]

Conflict of the Titans grossed $493 million worldwide, although it acquired usually adverse opinions from critics and acquired two Golden Raspberry Awards nominations. The movie’s success led to a sequel, Wrath of the Titans, launched in March 2012.

Plot

After defeating the Titans, the gods divided the world amongst themselves; Zeus took the skies, Poseidon the seas, and Hades, deceived by Zeus, was left to rule the Underworld. Zeus created the mortals, whose worship maintained the gods’ immortality. Over time, nevertheless, some mortals started to defy their creators. The demigod Perseus was conceived by Zeus and the human queen Danae in the course of the siege of her husband King Acrisius at Mount Olympus. Upon discovering the conception, an enraged Acrisius orders the queen’s execution and locks the new child youngster in a chest along with her corpse. In Zeus’ retaliation, a lightning bolt strikes the king and severely deforms him. The king then throws the chest into the ocean. Thereafter, Perseus is discovered and raised by the fisherman Spyros and his spouse Marmara.

Years later, Perseus and his household watch as troopers from town of Argos destroy the statue of Zeus, declaring battle on the gods. The Furies are then unleashed and slaughter the troopers. Hades seems and destroys the household’s fishing vessel; Spyros and his household drown; Perseus is the one survivor. Discovered by one other group of troopers, Perseus is introduced earlier than King Cepheus and Queen Cassiopeia. They’re celebrating their marketing campaign in opposition to the gods, whereas their daughter Princess Andromeda disapproves of her mother and father main town’s revolt. When Cassiopeia begins boasting of her daughter to the gods, the revelry is interrupted by Hades, who exposes Perseus’ lineage to Zeus and quickly ages Cassiopeia. He threatens to unleash the Kraken – a sea monster borne from his flesh – in opposition to Argos, except Andromeda is obtainable as a sacrifice. Perseus meets Io, a mysterious lady cursed with immortality, who confirms his origin.

Perseus, Io, and the King’s Guard led by Draco journey to the Stygian Witches, searching for a technique to defeat the Kraken. To assist his son, Zeus tries to present Perseus a sword solid on Olympus, which he refuses. Quickly after, they’re attacked by a decrepit Acrisius, now often known as Calibos, who was corrupted by Hades, and despatched to kill Perseus. In the course of the combat, Draco severs Calibos’ hand, forcing him to retreat to a desert the place his blood from the hand stump conjures large scorpions which assault the group. They’re rescued by a band of Djinn, desert sorcerers who tame the remaining scorpions and lend their help to Perseus and his group. They arrive on the lair of the Stygian Witches who’re pressured to disclose a weapon to defeat the Kraken: the top of the gorgon Medusa, who resides within the Underworld. Upon arrival, Perseus and his remaining companions enter Medusa’s temple lair, whereas Io stays outdoors. Medusa kills everybody besides Perseus, who lastly manages to behead her through the use of the underside of his defend to see her along with his again turned. As he leaves the temple, Calibos seems and fatally stabs Io. Perseus and Calibos combat, ending the battle after Perseus picks up the Olympian sword and kills Calibos, restoring his human type on the final second. As Io lies dying, she urges Perseus to avoid wasting Andromeda and Argos.

The winged horse Pegasus arrives and takes Perseus again to Argos as Hades, having manipulated Zeus and the gods in incomes their belief, releases the Kraken. Perseus arrives and exposes Medusa’s head to the Kraken, which progressively petrifies and crumbles. Prokopion, a cult chief who worships Hades, makes an attempt to kill Perseus, however Cepheus intervenes and each of them are then crushed by the Kraken’s falling claw. Hades confronts Perseus, however the latter, invoking Zeus, hurls his sword at Hades, forcing him again to the Underworld. Perseus rescues Andromeda, who asks Perseus to rule Argos by her facet as King, however he declines. Perseus later refuses one other provide of godhood from Zeus; as an alternative, Zeus revives Io, reuniting her and Perseus.

Solid

  • Sam Worthington as Perseus
    A fisherman who finds out he’s a demigod, because the son of Zeus, king of the gods, and the mortal Danae. Perseus goes on a quest for the top of Medusa with a purpose to cease the gods from destroying Argos. The Historical Greeks regarded Perseus as one their best heroes, in addition to the founding father of Mycenae. The movie adapts parts of the classical Greek myths round Perseus, however does so loosely. The mythological Perseus was despatched to gather the top of Medusa by King Polydectes so Polydectes might pressure Danae into marriage throughout Perseus’ absence. Perseus went on this quest unaided by companions, however with assist from the gods Hermes and Athena.
    • Otto Farrant as younger Perseus
  • Liam Neeson as Zeus
    King of the gods, in addition to the god of the sky, lightning and thunder. Zeus created man however has change into upset with their lack of respect.
  • Ralph Fiennes as Hades
    God of the underworld and the lifeless, a brother of Zeus. Hades resents his brother for him (Hades) being appointed lord of the underworld, and plots to destroy his brother.
  • Gemma Arterton as Io
    A mortal lady who as soon as refused the advances of a god and was cursed with agelessness. She has watched over Perseus and acts as his information. The character is loosely impressed by the mythological determine of Io, whom Zeus coveted. In an effort to hold Io secure from the wrath of his spouse, Zeus turned Io right into a cow. The mythological Io and Perseus by no means met as they lived a whole bunch of years aside, with Io really a distant ancestor of Perseus.
  • Alexa Davalos as Andromeda
    A princess of Argos, who’s sacrificed to the Kraken after her mom foolishly boasts about Andromeda’s magnificence; in classical Greek mythology, Andromeda was a princess of Aethiopia who was sacrificed to the ocean monster Cetus.
  • Jason Flemyng as King Acrisius
    A mortal king who led a revolt in opposition to the gods. As punishment, Zeus impregnated Acrisius’ spouse, Queen Danae, and turned Acrisius into the deformed creature Calibos. The character relies on the mythological King Acrisius who was Danae’s father and thus Perseus’ maternal grandfather. The mythological Acrisius tried to homicide his daughter as a result of an oracle had foretold that Acrisius would sooner or later be killed by his personal grandson. Acrisius’ transformation into Calibos will not be based mostly on mythological sources, however is as an alternative impressed by the character from the unique movie.
  • Mads Mikkelsen as Draco, captain of the royal guard of Argos who accompanies Perseus.
  • Liam Cunningham as Solon, an skilled soldier from Argos who accompanies Perseus.
  • Hans Matheson as Ixas, a soldier from Argos who accompanies Perseus.
  • Nicholas Hoult as Eusebios, a younger and religious soldier from Argos who accompanies Perseus.
  • Ashraf Barhom as Ozal, a hunter who joins Perseus’ journey, brother to Kucuk.
  • Mouloud Achour as Kucuk, Ozal’s brother and a hunter who joins Perseus’ journey.
  • Ian Whyte as Sheikh Suleiman, chief of the Djinn humanoid sorcerers who stay within the desert and use black magic to increase their lifespan. The Djinn don’t seem in Historical Greek mythology, however are creatures from Arabic myths as an alternative.
  • Luke Treadaway as Prokopion, a doomsday prophet who urges the Argives to worship the gods.

Pete Postlethwaite and Elizabeth McGovern seem within the opening scenes of the movie as Spyro and Marmara, who discover the toddler Perseus and change into his adoptive mother and father. Each characters don’t seem in classical Greek mythology, the place Perseus was as an alternative raised by his mom Danae, who didn’t die throughout their voyage within the coffin. Vincent Regan and Polly Walker play King Kepheus and Queen Cassiopeia, the boastful rulers of Argos and fogeys of Andromeda. Within the authentic myths Cepheus and Cassiopeia have been king and queen of Aethiopia as an alternative.

Rory McCann and Martin McCann make appearances as Belo and Phaedrus, two troopers from Argos who initially accompany Perseus on his journey. Kaya Scodelario performs Peshet, handmaiden to Princess Andromeda.

Luke Evans performs Apollo, god of music, the solar, dance and archery and a son of Zeus. Danny Huston and Alexander Siddig seem briefly as Poseidon, god of the ocean, and Hermes, god of roads and vacationers. Ross Mullan, Robin Berry and Graham Hughes play the three Stygian Witches, who’re based mostly on the Graeae Pemphredo, Enyo and Deino. Supermodels Agyness Deyn and Natalia Vodianova make transient appearances as Aphrodite, the goddess of affection and sweetness, and the monstrous Medusa, one of many fearsome Gorgons, respectively. Izabella Miko has a non-speaking position as Athena, the goddess of knowledge and data.

Manufacturing

Teide Nationwide Park (Tenerife) is probably the most visited nationwide park in Europe[7] and some of the visited on the earth, and place of filming of some scenes from the film.

The Conflict of the Titans remake venture began in 2002 beneath producer Adam Schroeder and writers John Glenn and Travis Wright. They wished to drop the “tacky chessboard manipulation of characters” by the gods.[8] Within the Wright/Glenn model of Conflict, numerous pantheons have been blended collectively. The principle villain was the Sumerian Sea Goddess of Demise and Destruction, Tiamat.[citation needed] Perseus was initially kidnapped by an avatar of an unidentified Chthonian Earth Goddess, who deliberate to have him married to Andromeda in order to develop higher relations with humanity. The Earth Goddess and Perseus proceed to fall in love. Zeus ready to have interaction in battle with Tiamat; taking the aids of different gods (comparable to Thoth, Marduk, Yahweh and Osiris). A Excessive Priest named Fantasos begins a Cult of Tiamat that rapidly conquers town. Andromeda was initially a promiscuous spoiled Princess who possessed numerous male intercourse slaves. Although the blending of Mythologies and the Perseus-Earth Goddess romance was deserted, the idea of a Goddess enraged at boastful people and demanding a sacrifice and the Cult of the Evil God (Modified from Tiamat to Hades) was retained into the ultimate manufacturing.[9] Producer Basil Iwanyk revived the venture in 2006 with a rewrite by Travis Beacham, a fan of the unique, who supposed the script to be “darker and extra lifelike”.[10] Lawrence Kasdan and director Stephen Norrington signed on in 2007. Kasdan gave the script one other rewrite from the Beacham model.[11] However Norrington was not sure about his route for the venture as a result of he didn’t develop up with the unique. Leterrier, who did, contacted Norrington by way of their shared agent about changing him.[12] By June 2008 Leterrier joined the venture and Warner Bros. greenlit the movie.[13] Leterrier famous the unique Conflict of the Titans impressed the climax of his earlier movie The Unbelievable Hulk – a battle in a burnt-down courtroom with temple-like columns – and has in contrast trendy superheroes to Greek mythology.[14][15]

Writers Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi took over the script throughout July 2008 and used Beacham’s draft as a place to begin. They targeted on the mythology and telling the story by way of Leterrier’s eyes. Hay and Manfredi needed to rewrite the script in lower than a 12 months utilizing a really energetic course of.[16] Leterrier sought Ray Harryhausen’s involvement,[12] and reunited with Hulk idea artist Aaron Sims, who had already been engaged on Conflict of the Titans with Norrington.[17]

Louis Leterrier, throughout an interview, revealed that he’s a giant fan of Masami Kurumada’s Saint Seiya manga (also referred to as Knights of the Zodiac) and its anime adaptation. He particularly cited the armor that the Gods put on in his movie remake as an indication of homage and respect to Saint Seiya. Masami Kurumada, the writer of Saint Seiya, was even requested to collaborate with the manufacturing staff on poster designs.[18]

Sam Worthington didn’t put on sandals whereas filming; he as an alternative painted toes on his sports activities sneakers so he might carry out the stunts higher.[19]

In line with actress Emma Thompson in a 2014 interview on The Graham Norton Present sitting alongside Luke Evans, Hugh Grant and Lenny Kravitz, she nearly made an unintended uncredited cameo within the film whereas visiting her good friend Liam Neeson on the set. Thompson, who’d been filming Nanny McPhee and the Large Bang in an adjoining studio, went to go to Neeson throughout a break, simply as Neeson was about to shoot a scene with Ralph Fiennes and Danny Huston. Unable to exit the set quick sufficient because the cameras started to roll, Thompson, in her clumsy Nanny McPhee costume, needed to conceal behind Huston’s throne in the course of the take so she wouldn’t be picked up by the cameras.[20]

For the 2D to 3D conversion, Leterrier approached the studio early on a few 3D conversion, but it surely was costly and really new expertise.[21] After Avatar, the studio put strain on Leterrier to transform the movie. He was apprehensive due to his earlier considerations however was satisfied after seeing the View-D conversion course of.[22] Leterrier thought of the 3D conversion to enhance the viewing expertise, and states that it shouldn’t be seen as a gimmick.[21]

In 2013 Leterrier mentioned of the 3D conversion;

It was famously rushed and famously horrible. It was completely horrible, the 3D. Nothing was working, it was only a gimmick to steal cash from the viewers. I’m boy and I rolled with the punches and all the pieces, but it surely’s not my film.[23]

Filming places

Filming started April 27, 2009, close to London, at Shepperton Studios, and likewise at Pinewood Studios and at Longcross Studios, close to Chertsey, in Surrey.[24] Filming additionally befell in Wales, the Canary Islands (Spain) (primarily on the World Heritage Website, Teide Nationwide Park in Tenerife), Maspalomas Dunes, Gran Canaria, and Timanfaya Nationwide Park in Lanzarote. Aerial pictures was performed in Iceland and Ethiopia.[25]

Filming of volcano scenes on the Harriet gap in Dinorwic Slate Quarry in Wales wrapped on the finish of July.[26] This slate quarry has additionally been used for places for Willow and Road Fighter.[27]

Homage

Bubo, Athena’s mechanical owl within the authentic 1981 movie, makes a cameo look on this remake and its sequel.

Soundtrack

Launch

Conflict of the Titans was initially set for traditional launch on March 26, 2010.[3][4] The Warmth Imaginative and prescient Weblog reported on January 27, 2010, that after a 3D conversion take a look at of the movie, which Warner Bros. discovered to be a “roaring success,” the movie can be transformed to 3D and would premiere on April 2, 2010. The nationwide premiere in Spain befell on March 30 in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the capital metropolis of the Canary Islands.[5][6][28]

Crucial reception

Conflict of the Titans acquired usually adverse opinions, with most criticism directed at its flat characters and its use of 3D, however acquired reward for its visible results and motion sequences. Assessment aggregator web site Rotten Tomatoes stories that 27{ae90547d17d4d74b17007ee836a04674fd006933c139011dc78eb03c100070a7} of critics have given the movie a optimistic evaluate based mostly on 263 opinions; the common ranking is 4.32/10. The web site’s important consensus states, “An clearly affectionate remake of the 1981 authentic, Louis Leterrier’s Conflict of the Titans would not provide sufficient visible thrills to offset the deficiencies of its script.”[29] On Metacritic, the movie was assigned a weighted common rating of 39 out of 100, based mostly on 37 opinions from mainstream critics, indicating “usually unfavorable opinions.”[30] Even earlier than launch, the movie attracted some adverse consideration for its authentic tagline, “Titans Will Conflict,” though the trailers, edited to match “The Chook and the Worm” by The Used, have been praised.[31]

In his evaluate for the Chicago Solar-Instances, Roger Ebert gave the movie 3 stars out of 4, stating “I do not say it is good cinema, though I acknowledge the craftsmanship that went into it. I do not say it is good appearing, when the boys have a lot facial hair all of them appear like Liam Neeson. I just like the vitality, the creativeness, the silliness.”[32] Richard Corliss of Time might perceive why the movie acquired adverse opinions, however discovered it “a full-throttle action-adventure, performed unapologetically straight.” He dismissed different critics’ complaints, writing that the movie is “very watchable in 2-D,” that different critics have been influenced by nostalgia for the unique, and that 15 seconds of Bubo is sufficient for his tastes.[33] Colin Covert gave the movie a mildly optimistic evaluate, stating the movie was “all flash, trash, and crash,” “a tasty hunk of baloney,” and “senseless but shamelessly thrilling.” He mentioned Worthington had a “Shatneresque heaviness about him,” and located that every one the laughs got here from the truth that the heavyweight actors have been “slumming by way of their roles.”[34] Owen Gleiberman of Leisure Weekly gave the movie a B-, writing “The brand new Conflict is not a cynical rehash. It has the flavour of a sure pre-CGI innocence.”[35] James Berardinelli gave it a blended evaluate, concluding that “Conflict of the Titans is a flawed however mildly entertaining regurgitation of Greek mythological parts, but it surely’s additionally an instance of how poorly executed 3D can hamstring a would-be spectacle.”[36]

Peter Travers of Rolling Stone awarded the movie 1 star out of 4, stating “The movie is a sham, with good actors going for the paycheck and utilizing beards and heavy make-up to cover their disgrace.”[37] In a evaluate for the Chicago Tribune, Turan complained that the movie is worse in 3D; he went on additional to elucidate that the motion scenes are “extra of a distraction than an enhancement”, with the battle scenes being cluttered and “tougher to comply with somewhat than thrilling”.[38] Claudia Puig for USA At present wrote that the movie’s “most excellent achievement is the power to be each chaotic and uninteresting”. Justification for her opinion got here from the frantic motion sequences and muddled particular results.[39] Dan Kois blamed the director for making a “muddled disappointment” as an alternative of a “camp basic that would have endured for generations.” He additionally accused Leterrier of not figuring out direct an motion scene, and that the movie lacked “wit and aptitude.”[40] David Stratton additionally criticized the movie’s motion scenes, suggesting to Leterrier: “try your native video retailer for one thing by Kurosawa, or nearly any film with sword combat scenes, to see the way it’s accomplished.”[41]

The movie was nominated for “Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel” and “Worst Eye-Gouging Misuse of 3D” on the thirty first Golden Raspberry Awards, however misplaced to Intercourse and the Metropolis 2 and The Final Airbender, respectively.[citation needed]

Field workplace

Conflict of the Titans earned $61,235,105 in its opening weekend in 3,777 theaters in the US and Canada (not together with Thursday previews).[1] The film was #1 for 2 weeks in a row, edging out Date Evening and the earlier winner, How you can Practice Your Dragon.[42] Conflict of the Titans made $163,214,888 domestically, as of July 22, 2010, and $330,000,000 abroad, as of September 19, 2010, for a worldwide whole of $493,214,888. On the all-time worldwide chart it ranks eightieth and in North America it’s under #100.[43]

Residence video

Conflict of the Titans was launched on DVD and Blu-ray combo pack on July 16 (Mexico), July 26 (UK), July 27 (USA) and (Canada), October 6 (Japan), 2010. A 3D Blu-ray model of the movie was additionally launched in a combo pack with the 2D model, DVD, and digital copy.[44]

Online game

Namco Bandai Video games and Warner Bros. Interactive Leisure launched a online game adaptation of the film on July 27, 2010, on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, to coincide with the movie’s dwelling video launch; it was initially deliberate for launch in March 2010.

Sequel

Manufacturing of the sequel, Wrath of the Titans, directed by Jonathan Liebesman, started on March 23, 2011. Sam Worthington, Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson reprised their roles and the movie was launched on March 30, 2012.[45]

In November 2011, Warner Bros. employed Dan Mazeau and David Leslie Johnson, who wrote Wrath of the Titans, to jot down and develop a sequel, Revenge of the Titans, but it surely was cancelled.[46]

Cultural reference

Amongst die-hard supporters of Donald Trump the phrase “Launch the Kraken!” has come to seek advice from proof for large voter fraud within the 2020 US Presidential Election.[47]

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