Sam Worthington Admits Clash Of The Titans Was Terrible, Hopefully Will Try To Work On His Terrible Acting Next

May 2010 go down as the year that movie stars stopped being polite and started getting real. Shia LeBeouf led the charge, saying he recognized how let down everyone was by the last Indiana Jones chapter. Then Mark Wahlberg admitted that the "f*cking trees, man" of The Happening were horrible. And as we noted, Sentient Pile of Pudding Sam Worthington has joined the truth brigade and tells us, yup, Clash of the Titans was absolute crap.

Speaking to Moviefone, Mr. Pudding recognized how let down everyone was by Titans and how the sequel will be better:

I just think we can improve on it.I think the first one, we kind of let down some people. And yeah, I totally agree. The only point of doing a sequel is either the audience demands it or you believe you can better the first one. What we're setting out to do with this one - the writers and the director and myself - is improve. I think I can act f*cking better, to be honest ... Just take all the notes from people that I have been reading about on the 'net and give them a movie they f*cking want. This one I want to kind of try to satisfy a lot more people.

Well, good on Sam for realizing that no one had an enjoyable time at Clash of the Titans, though I do wish that he had give a little nod as to how truly horrendous the quickie 3D conversion was. And even more props to him for admitting he turned in a terrible performance -- but now it's incumbent on him to actually do a bit of acting.

I've seen him in three movies now -- Avatar, Terminator: Salvation, and Titans -- and each time was treated to a performance so bland and unremarkable that you could've slapped a pair of googly eyes on a stack of manila folders and the effect would've been the same. Friends have told me he had a great performance in some Australian film a few years back (Dingo Vegemite G'Day, I believe it was called), but I've yet to see any indication that he's anything other than a fleshy equivalent of a tennis ball in a green screen shot used to demarcate where a CGI creation will be added.

But if he's smart enough to realize that he's turned in a crap performance in a crap movie, than perhaps he's smart enough to fix it. Since Hollywood is determined to put him in movies again and again, I certainly hope he will.

· Sam Worthington Admits 'Clash of the Titans' Let People Down; Promises Sequel Will Be Better [Moviefone]


  • Emma says:

    I don't know how to break it to you Dixon, so I'll just come right out and say it. You are a douche bag.
    You have some fine points but you expressed them in such a douchey way that I no longer care about any of them.

  • SunnydaZe says:

    I'd like to be the first to welcome Neil Patrick Harris to Movieline!

  • tommy five-tone says:

    Dixon, you streaked beyond snark and straight into douche-speak with this one.
    By the way, the Australian film you're thinking of is titled SOMERSAULT, and Worthington gives a terrific performance in it.

  • Brad says:

    Looks like you've pissed off the Australians, Dix. Man, do they get butt hurt when you go after one of their own.
    You don't need to hear it from me, but obviously you are entitled to your opinion. Nothing douchey about expressing it in the way you did. Actors are public figures who subject their work to public criticism, for good or ill.

  • metroville says:

    The word "douche" has appeared more times in this comment thread than there are people on Earth who can identify Sam Worthington by name.

  • Wellie says:

    I thought Yahoo Serious was in "Dingo Vegemite G’Day"?

  • TurdBlossom says:

    Sam Worthington is the Michael Cera of genre film - plays the exact same character with the same accent in each of them, be it a criminal turned cyborg, a substitute turned alien tree hugger in the 22nd century, or a hero in ancient Greece.

  • Patrick McEvoy-Halston says:

    Why do you guys keep highlighting posts that simply make sport of whatever everyone else is saying? These posters aren't commentators, just moderator' proxies -- encouraging them just seems icky. How about just leaving their posts be, do the wry-mocking yourselves, and then highlight your own posts? I know that's 360 against the point, but it's more honest, and you're less likely to cultivate "juniors" who don't do your biz as cleverly as you would anyway, and whom you know you'll come to hate.

  • metroville says:

    Oh, huzzah, Patrick McEvoy-Halston! With your uninformed, arbitrarily-flung and weirdly specific diatribe protesting my words, you have made this humble commenter feel as though he actually does write for Movieline.

  • Patrick McEvoy-Halston says:

    Well, I was using you as a type, even if it felt "specific" -- which may not be so nice -- so enjoy ... I did see your post as the neat glove they used to cup everyone else's comments though, even if you didn't feel their hand up your -- borrowing inspiration now from Brad -- "butt." Cheers.

  • SunnydaZe says:

    Metroville has been commenting here since the beginning of time so he is certainly no "junior". The way Movieline "highlights" comments is by choosing what makes them laugh and/or think. A comment thread sometimes takes on a life of its own and requires a comment on the comments. Anyway, I think we can all agree> Time to retire "Douche" as an insult. I'll leave it to the trolls to create the next big "you suck" phraseology.

  • Pamela Strangeways says:

    Yes, yes, yes. He is a big steaming pile of microwaved vanilla pudding on screen. Bland with a chalky aftertaste.

  • Cameron says:

    What I really want know is, has Spielberg actually seen Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull? He's grown complacent of late. His last good movie was Munich. I suspect that immedietly after wrapping Indy IV, he handed the footage to the editor, jumped on his private plane to Hawaii and took no further interest in how his movie was shaped in the editing room or marketed. It's well known that at Premieres, the cast and crew only do meet and greets on the red-carpets to get their faces on the news and further promote the film, they don't actually go in to the cinema and watch the film. My point is, it's a distinct possibility that Spielberg, who is no doubt completely surrounded by 'Yes-Men', is entirely unaware of how terrible Crystal Skull is. Even Shia's probably too scared to tell him. $10 000 to the next interviewer delivers the news.

  • casting couch says:

    Three out of three bland performances in Hollywood movies for Sam Worthington. Three different directors. At least he seems perfectly cast to replace the Austrian Oak himself in the Commando remake.

  • Martini Shark says:

    I propose using an all-encomposing new term, something akin to "icky".

  • TurdBlossom says:

    Now were would the fun be in that? Boo.

  • SunnydaZe says:

    Why do you guys keep highlighting posts that simply ask why you keep highlighting posts? It's just icky.

  • Michael says:

    As an Australian, let me weigh in here with... Dingo Vegemite G'day is a fantastic title. Baz L to direct! Kylie M for the theme song! Here's hoping Oz's new BFF Oprah will do a cameo!
    As for Sam W., c'mon, give a bloke a break. He was fine in Avatar, the best thing in Terminator Salvation and, well, okay Clash was a dud but Clash 2 will be bonza (just as Michael Bay's mea culpa resulted in a much more character-based, nuanced experience in Tranformers 2!)...

  • stolidog says:

    What the audience demands of Mr. Worthington is full frontal, not better acting.

  • KevyB says:

    What is your problem?? Do you hate Australians?? The title of that film is "Dingo Vegemite G'day, MATE!" Hater!