3D Clash of the Titans 3D诸神之战
Big Scary Scorpions 庞大恐怖的蝎子
The trend of 3D blockbuster movies continues with this week's release of Clash of the Titans, a film which delves into the rich world of Greek mythology.
It tells the story of the hero Perseus as he battles a host of fearsome creatures including giant scorpions, a huge sea monster called the Kraken and the terrifying Medusa with writhing snakes instead of hair.
Perseus is played by Australian actor Sam Worthington, who made his name as the lead in Avatar, and who seems to be enjoying his sudden rise to international fame. Talking about filming Clash of the Titans, he said:
"Some movies you do because they're a hell of a lot of fun. That's what this one was. Me in a skirt with a rubber sword, killing monsters. It ain't that hard. That's a good day at the office."
The film also features Irish actor Liam Neeson as Zeus, King of the Gods and father of Perseus, and British actor Ralph Fiennes as Hades, the evil Lord of the Underworld.
This year's film is a remake of a 1981 version of the same name, though the look and feel of the two could not be more different.
The original film made use of stop-motion technology to bring model monsters to life. This painstaking technique animates models by moving them in tiny increments one frame at a time and photographing each frame individually.
These days of course CGI and 3D technology allow directors to realise even their wildest visual fantasies.
Nonetheless, the film's French director Louis Leterrier and the cast and crew still wanted to pay homage to the original movie.
Actress Alexa Davalos, who plays Perseus' love interest in the film, said:
"There's a tip of the hat to the original throughout. It was a labour of love to the original. We all really want to honour it. I hope we did that."
Glossary 词汇表 (收听发音, 请单击英语单词)
- delves into深入研究， 钻研
- Greek mythology希腊神话
- a host of许多，一群
- fearsome creatures令人害怕的怪物
- writhing snakes蠕动的蛇
- a hell of a lot好多， 超级
- rubber sword橡皮剑
- stop-motion technology逐格动画技术