Sunday 4th July

Clash of the Titans

Director: Desmond Davis
Year: 1981
Stars: Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith, Harry Hamlin, Judi Bowker

OK, so this is another "classic" I've never seen - much to Dan's disgust. So when it came on TV on a Sunday afternoon it seems I didn't have a lot of choice but to sit down and watch it.

The film tells the story of Perseus, the son of the Greek god Zeus, as he tries to marry Andromeda. It's not quite as daft as it sounds - although the special effects now look questionable (although I'm assured they were state of the art at the time, they've really, really aged). The plot isn't a bad one and I was certainly entertained enough to keep watching until the end.

I've not seen the recent remake, but haven't heard great things about it. If a faithful remake was made of this, with today's special effects (and a decent budget) I think it would probably be a fairly decent movie.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

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I live in Bristol with my husband Dan (who I married in July 2007), my son Joe (born 2012) and daughter Jess (born 2015). I work at UWE (the University of the West of England) in Bristol as a Research and Open Access Librarian. I'm orginally from Exeter, so moving back to Bristol is a bit like coming home - especially as I studied for my undergraduate degree here (also at UWE). I love travelling and movies, although I get to do a lot less of both since the birth of our children. Although we have still managed to fit in holidays to the Isles of Scilly, Chamonix and a summer in California since Joe was born.