Much like the controversial post-production 3-D conversion process it underwent, 2010’s Clash Of The Titans now has added the extra dimension that is the passage of time, creating a depth of field that can allow director Louis Letterier to see further into it than ever before, then declare it “horrible.” As you may recall, before these additional three years rendered Clash Of The Titans into a fully immersive experience of shittiness, the director presented a far more two-dimensional view to the world by flatly dismissing criticisms of the 3-D conversion with statements like, “It’s not a gimmick. It actually improves the viewing experience.” Now, with the benefit of supplemental distance, Letterier can finally see, as he tells The Huffington Post, “It was absolutely horrible, the 3-D. Nothing was working, it was just a gimmick to steal money from the audience.” Indeed, just as 3-D’s proponents have long argued, the increased space has created a far more realistic picture.
“It was famously rushed and famously horrible,” Letterier now says of the process, before completely disowning Clash Of The Titans (and in doing so, explaining why he passed on the sequel). He also avows he had nothing to do with supporting that 3-D conversion, adding another angle to earlier interviews where he praised it as “jaw-dropping” and said it had made him into a “believer”—an angle that, as with Clash Of The Titans, doesn’t always line up and also makes people look bad. Still, Letterier suggests those statements were just part of his commitment to being “a good boy, and I rolled with the punches and everything,” despite Warner Bros. ultimately allowing him to take the blame for the film’s poor reception. “I was literally thrown under the bus,” Letterier continued, presumably from a mangled skull still scarred with tire treads, which would certainly explain his new perspective on things.