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Review: 'Clash,' 'Last Song,' 'Greatest'

Hollywood Wrap with George Pennacchio
April 2, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Entertainment reporter George Pennacchio reviews "Clash of the Titans," "The Greatest," and "The Last Song.""Clash of the Titans" is a special effects-filled spectacle. It's about a God, raised as a man, who due to circumstances steps up to the plate to help save the world.

There is no need to delve deep here. This is all about bells and whistles.

Star Sam Worthington, who is fearless and gives a commanding performance, says it best.

"It's a bunch of guys in dresses with rubber swords killing monsters," said Worthington.

I had a blast and I saw it in 2-D. I have gotten a glimpse of the 3-D version, but the 2-D worked fine for me. I don't feel I missed out on anything.

This is just a fun popcorn movie that moves fast and is visually very cool.

"The Greatest" tells the story of two teenagers who connect after a four year flirtation.

After one intimate moment he's killed in a car crash, and then the story really takes off.

Carey Mulligan plays a teenager with nowhere to go who moves in with the still grieving family of her baby's father.

Pierce Brosnan and Susan Sarandon play his parents.

This is a tough movie about dealing with death, moving on and celebrating what was. The performances all feel like they're from the heart. So while it's not always easy, it's satisfying in the end.

"The Last Song" is based on a Nicholas Sparks novel. That means you need to bring some tissue with you if you see it.

The film also marks Miley Cyrus' transition into more adult roles. I liked it.

See "The Last Song" if you don't mind crying at the movies -- and you will. Check out "The Greatest" if you need a think piece, and "Clash of the Titans" if you just want to be wowed.


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