06/02/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Review: Clash of the Titans : The 2D 35mm Experience (2010)

Clash of the Titans
106 minutes
rated PG-13

Filmed in revolutionary 2D with 35millimeter film, this groundbreaking epic allows you to view a technological breakthrough using just your own two eyes. Using the most up-to-date filmmaking techniques, this 2.35:1 adventure contains every bit the action and suspense that you can find in Clash of the Titans 3D, but without the need to wear screen-darkening eye-glasses. Plus, due to the cost-cutting measures of producing the picture in the '2D format', the consumer actually saves between $3 and $5 per ticket. As a result, viewers gets to see the film that way the director intended, and the consumer gets to save valuable legal tender in the process. Wow...

All snark aside, Louis Leterrier's remake of the 1981 camp classic was never intended to be seen in 3D. As most of you know, it was a last minute attempt by Warner Bros. to 'up-convert' a 2D film to would-be 3D in order to justify charging extra for a ticket. Fair enough, but one shouldn't want to watch a 3D effects slapped onto a 2D movie anymore than they'd want to watch Casablanca in color. And since the 3D paint job was apparently a botch (everyone who saw it had nothing but scorn for the cheap, rushed results), I thought I'd do my readers a service and discuss the film as it was intended. So, here is a quick review of Clash of the Titans: the 2D 35mm Experience!

For a look at the actual film, viewed the way it was always intended to be seen, go to the rest of this review at Mendelson's Memos.