- Acting of Lead Performers
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owl out of olympus
someone once said..i put away childish things when I became a man. in the world of today I see technically better special effects and greater potential for better stories.. but it does not feel special and the better things do not have to inspire anything. give me back my damn toys. give me back my flying owl.
Ray Harryhausen Swan Song(1981)
In a world of stop motion animation (Dynarama) Ray Harryhausen stands tall. From his early days on Mighty Joe Young to his opus "7th Voyage of Sinbad" Ray delivers the goods in this tale of Greek Mythology "Clash of the Titans." Given a bigger budget than previous ventures Lawrence Olivier, Maggie Smith, Burgess Meredith and Harry Hamlin all give notable performances that create a mystical illusiion. Special effects are well done, even the crack-up Kraken gets a bow. 4 stars out of 5.
A Yearly Favorite!
- michelle niewenhuis
My husband and I have been watching this movie every year since it first came out. We loved it then and love it even more now! We enjoy the special effects from that time - like that "hoeky mechanical owl" that somebody whined about in a post below. I love the owl!
I really like this movie, which is surprising because it is the kind of movie that I usually sneer at. I actually saw the remake one day on TV in a fit of boredom, and it was just awful. Although I did not see it in 3D of course, I did not like the special effects and the acting was dreadful. I liked the original because the stop-action effects were so good. This movie was about this movie, not about the special effects. I loved Harry Hamlin's poofy hair style. And was I the only one who noticed that Alcrisius had a lot of fillings? It seems that ancient Greece dentristy was also very advanced.
Better this than the remake
- Justin R Dutko
I watched this movie since it came out the the year I was born and have always loved it yeah the special effects in this day and age look pretty corny especially with the remake having been made I will admit the action scenes were impressive but the script and the actors have none of the charm of the original where does the remakes persues get a buzz cut in ancient Greece yes bubo was a play off R2 D2 but hey this is Hollywood
clash of the titans
I feel this is a great movie; sorry I missed it when it was shown. The special effects for that time frame was great; would love for my kids to see the original It would give the kids a little movie history. Maybe it can be aired a little earlier.
Clash of the Titans
- R. Ray
I was going along with it until they introduced that hoeky mechanical owl. It seamed to be playing to the R2D2 crowd. The owl was unbelievable and unnecessary
Clash of the Titans
What a waste of celluloid.
Worth your time
- Edale Levene
This film is a lot fun to watch, Laurence Olvier is a great Zeus and Maggie Smith makes a wonderful foil for him. Harry Hamlin gives an excellent performance as Perseus, son of Zeus. The scene of Perseus defending Andromeda from the Kracken is one of many well done special effects. Watch it! You'll like it.