One of the crazy things about Clash of the Titans is the casting. In addition to Hamlin3 and Olivier, the cast includes Dame Maggie Smith as the goddess Thetis, Ursula Andress as Aphrodite, Burgess Meredith as the poet Ammon. The movie also contains special effects by Ray Harryhausen who did the effects for many of the classic Greek legend films (notably the Sinbad and Jason films). With Harryhausen's special effects, as well as its legendary casting, it almost feels like a film out of the 50s and 60s rather than the 80s.
This movie is good for when you want something with some light action, and some epic qualities. I'm not sure that I would use it as an instructional video on Greek mythology, as it's not entirely accurate to the Perseus myth. Despite this, it's still fun to watch. If you haven't seen it, check it out. If you have seen it, watch it again.
1. I believe Calibos may be a creation of the film makers. He is the son of a real Goddess, but one that I was largely unfamiliar with.
2. The Kraken is the only Titan in the film, but I believe Kraken are part of Norse mythology, not Greek... So close!
3. Though, this was his first big movie.