Thursday, April 1, 2010
Clash of the Titans 100% accurate!
Hollywood's latest blockbuster, Clash of the Titans, is thrilling critics with its scrupulously faithful retelling of the legend of the hero Perseus. "We didn't just want to do a flashy remake of a Ray Harryhausen film," said director Louis Leterrier. "We wanted to bring this timeless myth to life. We will be completely accurate in our rendition of this classic story." He cites the kraken, a monster from Norwegian mythology whose name was inexplicably given to the sea monster in the 1981 version of the Greek legend. "You won't find incongruities like that in our film," said Leterrier. He went on to comment, "We certainly won't make the same mistake Disney did [in Hercules (1997)] and force Greek myth into the Procrustean bed of Christian belief by changing Hades into some kind of ersatz Satan." Clash of the Titans opens this weekend.
In case it needs to be said, April Fools!