Comparing the New CLASH OF THE TITANS Trailer to the Original


I'm looking forward to the Clash of the Titans remake which is scheduled to be released in 2010.  The new trailer that debuted this week promises a lot of action and better special effects than the 1981 original.

I wrote about the original Clash of the Titans before, and despite its corniness and its over-the-top performances by everyone, including Laurence Olivier as Zeus, it is still a beloved fantasy classic. 

Compare the trailer for the new movie with the trailer for the original film.  The upcoming remake's digital special effects might look more realistic, but the stop motion animation by Ray Harryhausen had a certain charm that cannot be topped. 

Hopefully, as the new film tries to avoid the campy cheesiness of its predecessor, it won't ignore the fun and awe that made the original so memorable in the first place. 

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