WRATH OF THE TITANS 3D
The epic battle between the Titans and the gods continues in this sequel set ten years after the events in Clash of the Titans, as Perseus (Sam Worthington) descends into the underworld on a mission to rescue Zeus from the clutches of Hades (Ralph Fiennes), Ares (Edgar Ramirez), and Kronos. In the wake of his decisive victory against the Kraken, Perseus has retreated to a remote fishing village to raise his young son, Helius. Meanwhile, humanity has lost faith in the gods. As a result, Zeus, Hades, and Poseidon find their power beginning to slip, a development that could spell disaster for all of humankind should their imprisoned father, Kronos, manage to break free from his underworld prison in Tartarus. When Perseus learns that Zeus' son Ares has teamed with Hades and Kronos to capture Zeus, steal his power, and create hell on earth, the time comes to take action. Now, with Andromeda (Rosamund Pike), Argenor (Toby Kebbell), and Hephaestus (Bill Nighy) by his side, brave Perseus will venture deep into the underworld on a mission to defeat the Titans, deliver Zeus from evil, and prevent the powers of darkness from consuming all of humanity. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Director: Jonathan Liebesman
Cast: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Edgar Ramirez, Toby Kebbell
Release Date: Mar 30, 2012
Rated PG-13 for Intense Sequences of Fantasy Action and Intense Sequences Fantasy Violence
Runtime: 1 hr. 39 min.
The sequel that nobody really asked hits the screen like a film that’s content not being the porta potty stain that the Clash of the Titans was. As a result, we get a straight up film that’s easy to follow but terribly generic with a script that has some groan inducing moments like having the hero defend himself from a fire breathing creature with a wooden board leaving him unscathed. Line are uttered, comic relief spatter out as if this were a test film created by a studio executive to function as a “how to create a blockbuster”. Jonathan Liebesman deserves a little credit for delivering some watch set pieces that are sufficiently fun to watch. Spattered throughout the film’s runtime, these action sequences keep the film moving even though none of the characters are fleshed out beyond the most superficial of terms. Sam Worthington is listed as the lead and he does some yelling, grunting and whispering all while rocking a strong mullet. Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes return as well, seemingly battling in a “who can be more somber contest”. Rosamund Pike and Toby Kebbell are tasked with being Worthington’s side kick and love interest with Kebbell trying his hardest to bring some life to a terribly underwritten character. Bill Nighy shows up briefly trying just as hard to surpass the hackneyed script. The finale is fun eye candy even though it feels more like a superhero/video game than anything else. The first film put the bar so low that any outside of 2 hours of human waste would have been an improvement, Wrath is an improvement even if nobody really asked for it.