Posted on Wednesday, December 16th, 2009 by Brendon Connelly
Update: This trailer was online earlier this week, but removed by Warner Bros. The trailer is now officially online.
The freshly escaped second trailer for Louis Letterier‘s Clash of the Titans remake packs a whole lot more money shots. Monster money shots, of course, because that’s the real currency here – the beasties. Avatar might just make Sam Worthington into a big star, though it most likely won’t, and if it does, it will probably be the nine foot tall blue version of him that the world falls for. Tough break. And while I might turn out to see a film because it has Gemma Arterton in it, I know I’m in a minority there.
As well as showcasing more monster action, this trailer reveals a lot more of the film’s plotline. Of course, the film is a remake and it’s also all rooted in some familiar myths so you’ll probably be surprised by absolutely none of it.
Check out the trailer after the break.
So, here it is. Let’s discuss it after you’ve had a chance to actually watch it.
Watch the trailer in high definition on Apple.
Lots more powerful ammo for the legions of CG doubters there, I feel. Certainly nothing in that trailer has the charm and warmth of Harryhausen’s stop motion work from the original. Of course, the CG rendering of the monsters allows them to be treated in all manner of ways that would have been impossible (or at least very difficult) back when Clash mk1 was in cinemas. Witness the sweeping camera moves, and the complex interactive lighting.
The monster designs, then. Hmmm. Let me know what you think, because there’s nothing there that’s got me bookmarking the film’s page on Fandango.
I’m definitely not going to be convinced by seeing director Louis Letterier’s name in the trailer or on the posters. Danny the Dog (aka Unleashed) had it’s charms, but they weren’t really down to him and despite his Hulk movie being considerably less infuriating than Ang Lee’s so-bad-it’s-surreal attempt, it wasn’t exactly encouraging. I imagine him as sitting on the same bonfire as Rob Cohen and Stephen Sommers. Maybe this big budget, big scale, big pressure summer blockbuster will somehow be the best showcase for his facilities so far.