So this is a retelling of the 1981 movie with the iconic Ray Harryhausen claymation monsters. It's pretty accurate I think (although it's been awhile since I've seen the original) but it doesn't make huge changes. The humans are rising up against the gods and when the gods strike back Perseus' adopted family is killed. He's rescued by the people of Argos where Hades announces he will release the Kracken to destroy them in 10 days. Perseus and a rag tag band of remaining soldiers set out to stop him having lots of mythical adventures along the way.
So yes, it's a rollicking good adventure story. Lots of great special effects, dramatic landscapes although I have to admit when they look up at the citadel of Argos it looks like a painting. That was weak, but the creatures were good. The acting? Well, it was better than GI Joe. LOL Sam Worthington is okay and he had just this slight Australian accent which was adorable. Not sure that's the demeanor he was going for. Everyone speaks in a variety of accents, British, Australian, American, whatever. Not nearly enough shirtlessness, but lots of leg shots. And then this honey caught my eye. He plays Eusebios, one of the soldiers with Perseus. Yum. Yes, he's legal, he's 20 so hush up. I was quite disappointed when he was turned to stone.
So if you decide to go, accept it for what it was, an fun action movie, not high art. I would not pay the extra for 3-D again. Half the time when I removed my glasses it wasn't even in 3-D, so don't feel you'll miss much if you don't pay the extra. There are no things flying off the screen at you.
Nicholas Hoult - Eusebios
Sam Worthington - Perseus