The original Clash of the Titans only gets defended because it's a Harryhausen film. Seriously, that's one of his weakest films as far as story and characters go. I'm not the least bit offended about the remake because the original was pretty lame.
I'd be considerably more annoyed with the film if it was, say, Seventh Voyage of Sinbad or Valley of Gwangi.
“I have never listened to anyone who criticized my taste in space travel, sideshows or gorillas. When this occurs, I pack up my dinosaurs and leave the room.” - Ray Bradbury