It’s no secret that I was incredibly disappointed with the outcome of Louis Leterrier’s Clash of the Titans. The story was awful, and the movie was laughably bad. I’m sorry but it’s true. Apparently there was a cut of the film that never made it to the big screen. The movie was actually shot with something totally different in mind, and the original script sounds like it would have been great. After the movie was shot and in the can, it seems all of the material that would have helped make this a really good film ended up on the cutting room floor for some reason. Seriously! The stuff they cut out of the movie would have made all the difference in the world!
Devin from Chud did a fantastic analysis of the film, and tells us what we unfortunately didn’t get to see. This cut of the film was a dramatically different story, had different romantic relationships, more gods and altered motivations.
If you haven't seen the film yet there are Spoilers:
- Danny Huston was cast as Poseidon in the film but didn’t really have anything to do with the story because nearly two thirds of the business with the gods was edited out of the film.
- Zeus is the bad guy in the original cut of the film. It’s his fault that the humans have turned against the Olympians. The younger generation of gods are afraid, realizing that Zeus' mismanagement has led them to a serious crossroads in their history, and that if they don't take action, they'll lose all their power.
- The relationship between Io and Perseus was more of a brother and sister relationship in the original cut, not romantic at all! He actually had a romantic relationship with Andromeda in it! Making his quest much more different and more meaningful than the one we saw in the theatrical version.
- In the original version of the cut Zeus never came down to help Perseus. That made no sense at all to me while watch the film. Instead, it was Apollo, Perseus' half-brother who comes in to give Perseus a hand. He does this because he understands that Hades is playing Zeus and that all of the Olympians are heading for a big fall.
There is so much more specifically what the original ending of the film was! So much more better than the ending of the theatrical cut that we all saw! But I’m going to send you over to CHUD to read about it for yourself. The article is also full of other great little details that you’ll be interested to find out.
This movie could have been so much more than what it was. It would have made the remake of Clash of the titans better all around film, the story would have actually made so much more sense. It just doesn’t make sense why Warner Bros. didn’t make this much better movie other than the fact that they chose big special effects action sequences over a decent story.
Make sure to head over to Chud to read the full article because it’s definitely worth it.