So, here we have the second trailer for Louis Letterier’s remake of Clash of the Titans. And yes, the effects are pretty whiz-bang-omg-CGI, and lack much of the love and soul that Ray Harryhausen’s had in the 1981. Some of the effects seem a little cold and lifeless. That said, there’s no reason this can’t be a bang-up swords-and-sandals summer epic, and I’m not too bent out of shape over the fact that it’s a remake. Mainly because, much as I love the old Harryhausen stop-motion effects, the ‘81 Clash simply isn’t a great movie. It’s entertaining, to be sure, but much of our affection is due more to nostalgia, I suspect, than to its actual quality overall. And yes, I know some of you will bitch and moan about it, and that’s all fine and good. But I’m serious — the movie is not that good, folks. Take it from someone who’s seen it dozens of times and owns the damn thing.
Anyway, here’s the second trailer. It’s got a whole new intro (though much of it is also in the first trailer), more information as to the story, more gods, Liam Neeson’s Zeus actually speaks, and of course the money shot at the end — The Kraken. Oddly, the Kraken was the least impressive of the footage. But these things can change once you seen them on the big screen, so we shall have to just not-so-patiently wait and see.