Fans flock to Clash of the Titans
FANS of 3-D films have again reached for their magic movie glasses to get a better view of Aussie actor Sam Worthington, this time in a pleated skirt.
The 3-D movie juggernaut started by fantasy flick Avatar, which starred Worthington as a tall, blue-skinned conservationist, continued apace during Easter, with Worthington back in cinemas as the lead inClash of the Titans.
Despite the FilmInk website bemoaning the movie as ‘pretty much sums up everything that’s wrong with Hollywood right now’, this hasn’t stopped moviegoers.
Solid crowds filed into Lismore cinema yesterday to see Clash of the Titans, including locals Jesse Harcourt and Casey Muldoon.
“In 3-D it’s a totally different experience,” Jesse said.
“It makes the movie what it is.”
Meanwhile, Paul McGrath from Ballina Fair Cinemas said Clash of the Titans had started well since opening in 3-D last Thursday.
“It is visually excellent and is great to look at,” he said.
However, Mr McGrath was wary of people experiencing 3-D overload.
“I hope it stays a novelty,” he said.
“I would prefer to see 10 or 12 films a year so it still has that wow factor.”
While Mr McGrath was expecting Clash of the Titans to run for at least four weeks, this is nothing compared to Worthington’s recent flick Avatar, which screened for a marathon 14 weeks in Ballina.
“It could’ve gone for longer but we ran out of room,” Mr McGrath said.
Last week, Avatar was still in the Australian box offices’ top ten, after opening last December.
Since opening it has grossed an Australian record $112 million; nearly double the previous record of $57 million made by Titanic in 1997.