Parents' Guide to

Clash of the Titans

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Kids will find this FX-heavy fantasy epic a bit dated.

Movie PG 1981 118 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 17 parent reviews

age 9+

Trying to figure out constant system

I am planning on watching this movie with my daughter. I came on here to see reviews and what stood out to others, as I haven't watched it in a while. I am really surprised that this movie gets 3 for sex since it has someone breastfeeding her child and a woman nude after a bath (neither of which have anything to do with sex!) and Independence Day (another movie we are considering) gets a 2 when it has a strip club scene. It makes things a bit confusing.
3 people found this helpful.
age 15+

Watch out! There's nudity! (I SO disagree with CSM with this one)

This movie was released before PG-13 even existed, and it might even make parents of today uncomfortable because of one scene where a woman is shown topless and breastfeeding her child (this lasts a few seconds). The violence in this film isn't too intense because a lot of the stop motion effects look very dated, but there are still scenes of stabbings and a decapitation, with some blood. I wouldn't recommend this to children because of the nudity (even if it's not a lot), but I do think that mature teens who may be tired of CGI would find enough merit in Perseus' character traits to appreciate the morals in the story. 6.5/10

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (17):
Kids say (17):

Though CLASH OF THE TITANS can hardly be called a good movie, it has a certain quality -- a combination of camp and nostalgia -- that makes it appealing. Ray Harryhausen's visual effects were, and still are, the high point. His old-fashioned stop-motion animation reached a new complexity here, though some of it obviously works better than the rest. A "cute" little robot owl is all too clearly an attempt to copy Star Wars. But the Medusa sequence, especially, is a delightful high point.

And certainly the original mythology is interesting as well. But Desmond Davis' direction lies somewhere between wooden and leaden, the young cast is pretty and vacant, and the veterans, including Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith, and Claire Bloom, look bewildered and bored. It all goes on far too long, but the underlying themes of the original story are intact and leave some food for thought, even today.

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