|Not enough Wrath: Completely Forgettable|
For what it's worth, I enjoyed 2010's remake of Clash of the Titans. By no means was it a perfect movie, but it had some whit and charm and was an overall enjoyable update to a classic film. Wrath of the Titans proves the always true rule of: when you make a sequel to a remake, it will most likely fail.
Wrath picks up ten years after the events of the first film, with Perseus raising a son in a small fishing community. When his father, Zeus, shows up to warn him of an impending doom, Perseus is quick to dismiss the idea altogether. As you would expect, stuff hits the fan and things quickly turn upside down. For a hero who was so against his father and the rest of the gods in the previous film, Perseus is now quick to run to his father's aid and defend him, which I found laughable at best. The poorly written script weaves us through a less interesting greek mythology then anything offered up by Sony's God of War series, with a conclusion that's even less satisfying.
The actor's aren't really at fault here either. For the most part, Sam Worthington does a decent job, as he did in the first film. Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes return as Zeus and Hades respectively, and hell, they seem like the only two people having fun here. But the films plot revolves around Hades and Ares (the other, full on god son of Zeus) teaming up to revive Zeus and Hades father, Cronos. At only one-hundred minutes in length, parts of Wrath of the Titans zip by quickly, which I'm not really complaining about because if there is one thing this movie doesn't do, it's drag. It does offer up enough action to get any popcorn flick goer going, however none of the action is really all that enjoyable. Action sequences have been dumbed down to an almost wrestling like arena, with the battle between Perseus and Ares becoming nothing more then something I would have seen on WWE when I was seven.
The final confrontation between Perseus and Cronos is only half as entertaining and exciting as the battle with the Kraken in the previous film. Here, it becomes even more apparent that the CGI effects abound in this movie. While these Titans movies have been planned as a trilogy, there is only one possible way I see this series going at the end of this film, and it isn't a direction that I'm really interested in seeing this go either.
Wrath of the Titans is by no means a terrible movie, it is simply just completely forgettable. In fact at the end of the year, I doubt anyone will even remember this happened.
Trailer 2: Wrath Of The Titans
Trailer: Wrath Of The Titans
Hey, remember that movie about someone trying to free the Titans, and another dude fighting him? Well, now you get to watch it again, apparently.
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|news||DVD/Blu-Ray: June 26th||staceywi|
|blog||3-D Report: February & March 2012||VioletEyedDragon|
|blog||UK Box Office Report: 13/4/12 - 15/4/12||jackanderson|
|news||BOX OFFICE: The Games Remain||staceywi|
|blog||UK Box Office Report: 6/4/12 - 8/4/12||jackanderson|
|review||Less Kraken, More Yakkin' But 'Titans' Still Lackin' (2 out of 5)||woolf|
|news||How Do You Make Clash Of The Titans 2 Worse? Add A Kid||Rorie|
|Name||Wrath of the Titans|
|US Release||March 30, 2012|
|UK Release||March 30, 2012|
|AUS Release||March 29, 2012|
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|Alias(es)||Clash of the Titans 2|