Tentacles! Men in skirts! GIANT SCORPIONS!!!
Come on, you don't need more than that in a review, do you?
Okay ... Clash of the Titans is a remake of the 1981 film of the same name, which happened to be Ray Harryhausen's last bash at stop-motion animation. It's based on the Greek myth of Perseus and Andromeda. The new version is in every way superior except one - the new Medusa isn't as scary (so good on you, Ray!). That's not actually setting the bar very high: the old film was really boring (and I say this as someone who adores the old Jason and the Argonauts) and starred a crap mechanical owl that was supposed to be comedic, and a cheesey-looking hero with a waxed chest.
The new version stars rent-a-grunt Sam Worthington as the half-god Perseus. I can't imagine why he's the only bloke in the movie with short hair, unless it is to annoy me.
Anyway, he's okay, though a total meathead. He picks up a bunch of rather appealing military sidekicks and goes off on a quest to seek the Stygian Witches (who have only one eye between them), so that he can fetch the head of the Medusa from the Underworld, so that he can turn the Kraken to stone, so that he can rescue the princess Andromeda and revenge himself on Hades, lord of the dead, who killed his foster-parents (are you following this?). There's a winged horse and a scarred superpowered ex-king called Acrisius whose blood turns into GIANT SCORPIONS and a bunch of Djinn involved on the way, but I'm not going to try and explain that lot.
Oh - I thought the Djinn were cool.
The action is fast and the CGI is overblown - exactly what you'd expect from a modern remake. This is not a great movie by any means. The script reads like it was much longer but has been
I am not going to waste breath complaining about Zeus' anachronistic High-Medieval French armour, I'm not, I'm ... Oh goddamn.
But at least there's no bloody mechanical owl, hurrah! Or rather, it gets an appearance (and I nearly shat myself, let me tell you) and then is thrown away. Best joke in the movie. And how can I really complain when there are GIANT SCORPIONS, eh?