Wrath Of The Titans

The sequel to 2010’s Clash Of The Titans remake, Wrath Of The Titans was released last year. The film stars Sam Worthington,Rosamund Pike, Bill Nighy, Édgar Ramírez, Toby Kebbell, Danny Huston, Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson with Jonathan Liebesman directing a screenplay by Dan Mazeau and David Leslie Johnson.

The events of the film take place 10 years after Perseus, the demi-god son of Zeus defeated the Kraken. He now lives a quite life of a fisherman in a village with his son, his wife  having died earlier. However he is called back into action as his father Zeus is betrayed by his son Ares (and Perseus half brother) and captured by his quarreling brother (and uncle to both Ares & Perseus) Hades. With Zeus other brother Poseidon killed in the ambush, Zeus is shacked in irons in the underworld prison of Tartus.  In an exchange to remain immortal and powerful, Hades and Ares plan to drain Zeus’ divine power to revive Kronos, the father of Zeus, Hades, and Poseidon. In order to defeat the monsters unleashed by Kronis getting more powerful and to save his father, Perseus must take up his sword and join his cousin the demi-god Agenor and the queen Andromeda and find the fallen god Hephaestus, who knows the way into Tartarus as he built the damn prison centuries ago.

What a family mess! Anyway here are my thoughts on the movie:

  • The whole story is a ram-shackling mess. There is barely any time for the characters to fleshen out. Having said that the film is quite fast paced after the first 10 minutes or so.
  • There’s a little humour in the movie – mostly from Tobby Kebbell as Agenor – but even that doesn’t save this movie from being a bit one-dimensional and to be honest, a bit boring and predictable. The two brothers – Zeus and Hades fighting and then reunited after an emotional little plea  by older brother Zeus and voila! Hades forgets his quest for revenge for being banished to the underworld.
  • None of the actors are to be blames for seemingly be too wooden – it’s the script!
  • The special effects and locations are once again just fantastic. Loves the fight scenes and the creatures and the two cyclops (hugely underused).
  • The others were right – Sam Worthington looks ridiculous in that hairstyle!
  • While I liked the previous movie and the original 1980 one as well, this one just passed muster with me. I even got a little bored. I highly doubt I’ll see it again. Unless I want to do a two parter Titan movie.

I’d give it a 6.5, just slightly above passing grade for me.

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