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Clash of the Titans

By Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Gods vs. man 3-D action fantasy is full of scary monsters.

Movie PG-13 2010 118 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 23 parent reviews

age 14+

Clash of The Titans Proves That Fantasy Can Still Entertain

This version is no Ray Harryhausen (the master of early claymation film making), but it does fit the bill in terms of providing solid entertainment within the fantasy genre. The movie is interesting from start to finish and the visual, sound effects and music keep the audience captivated, but it is not for younger viewers because of the some of the content Parents use discretion,. Younger viewers would get more out of the Harryhausen flicks.
age 9+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (23 ):
Kids say (89 ):

This remake retains most of the wooden characters and stiff dialogue from the original, but also replaces the charming, old-fashioned visual effects with noisy, fast-moving, computer-generated ones. All of this fast-paced action might appeal to modern-day kids who will be more interested in the scary monsters and brutal battle scenes than the dull acting, muddled message, and poorly executed 3-D.

The Greek myths have long been a source of drama in literature and film, and this film continues in that tradition -- using the conflict between the needy, jealous, and vain gods and the more noble men as a metaphor for man's struggle with his own good and bad tendencies. Kids eat this stuff up, and though some will find the film lacking on several levels, older kids who can handle the violence and scares might be inspired to learn more about mythology and ancient history.

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