Phil is on hand with his recommendation of the best creature features in cinema history.
With so many of us locked inside these days, It’s easy to run out of great entertainment. Netflix, Disney+, and Prime Video have become wonderful resources in these trying times but with so much content to choose from I often end up endlessly searching for that perfect movie to pass the time – often with no result. But alas, when push comes to shove – I always end up going back to the classics. Back to the movies that inspired my imagination as a child and still do to this day. With that in mind, I thought I’d share a few of these awesome flicks with you – so let me take you by the hand on an adventure into awesomeness!
Clash Of The Titans (1981)
I grew up on monster movies. You name it, King Kong, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, Jason and the Argonauts, The Blob, IT! The Terror From Beyond Space, It Came From Beneath The Sea, The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms, Aliens, Predator, you name it, I loved them all. But despite treasuring every single one of these glorious creature features, only one holds the accolade of being my absolute favorite. Clash Of The Titans.
It was my first. The first step into a larger world. An introduction to a world of imagination and wonder the likes of which has never been emulated.
Harnessing the best of Greek Mythology, the story retells the legend of Perseus. A Demigod among men. A slayer of monsters and the son of Zeus himself. Once again reuniting with long-time friend and collaborator Charles H. Schneer, the great Ray Harryhausen (the godfather of special effects) set about delivering some of the most iconic creatures ever to grace the silver screen. And boy did he deliver! Harryhausen’s incredible imagination conjured up the finest incarnations of The Kraken, Medusa, Calibos, Bubo the Owl, the Stygian Witches, Dioskilos, and the Pegasus … all in the same movie!!
The adventure is a classic tale of good versus evil. Man against myth. An all-time family classic that will have adults and kids alike on the edge of their seats for 118 minutes. It is pure unadulterated escapism at its best and in the current climate, Clash of the Titans is the perfect food for the soul. So press play, sit back, and rediscover a classic.
Thank you, Ray Harryhausen.
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Phil Roberts is the Owner, Daily Content Manager, and Editor-In-Chief of The Future of the Force. He is passionate about Star Wars, Batman, DC, Marvel, Star Trek, Indiana Jones, Ghostbusters, King Kong, and the Ray Harryhausen movies. Follow him on Twitter @philthecool where he uses the force and babbles frequently!