“Release the Kraken!” is the new “Let loose the Kraken!” Here’s the new trailer for director Louis Letterier’s Clash of the Titans, a remake of Ray Harryhausen’s 1981 stop-motion original, out March 26. Liam Neeson’s Zeus speaks in this one, and we get a better glimpse of the CG monsters and action sequences here than in the trailer released in November. We see a bit more of Letterier’s version of Medusa, a hot dark mess of writhing snakes that reminds me of squid ink pasta. Alas, we cannot see whether her eyes are glowing-green. (Either way, maybe she should chill with Chesh from yesterday’s Alice trailer.) Harry Hamlin didn’t fall for that Medusa s—; will Sam Worthington? Also: It’s going to be a rock opera! And SPOILER ALERT: The Kraken is the monster from Cloverfield.
I’d be lying if I said the biggest impression this trailer left on me was anything other than how the “Damn. The. Gods.” reminds me of the “Damn the Man. Save the Empire,” a memorable line from another sword-and-sandals classic, 1995’s Empire Records. What do you think — does the new Clash of the Titans trailer reveal too much, or not enough? Damn the Internet.