Wrath Of The Titans Review

Well, I felt something, sure wasn’t a “wrath” though. The 2nd  movie (or 3rd if you’ve been reading the other blogs I’ve posted;  “Clash Of The Titans” or the reboot)
*SPOILERS START HERE*
A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus (Worthington) – the demigod son of Zeus (Neeson) is attempting to live a quieter life as a village fisherman and the sole parent to his 10-year old son, Helius. Meanwhile, a struggle for supremacy rages between the gods and the Titans. Dangerously weakened by humanity’s lack of devotion, the gods are losing control of the imprisoned Titans and their ferocious leader, Kronos, father of the long-ruling brothers Zeus, Hades (Fiennes) and Poseidon (Huston). The triumvirate had overthrown their powerful father long ago, leaving him to rot in the gloomy abyss of Tartarus, a dungeon that lies deep within the cavernous underworld. Perseus cannot ignore his true calling when Hades, along with Zeus’ godly son, Ares (Ramrez), switch loyalties and make a deal with Kronos to capture Zeus. The Titans’ strength grows stronger as Zeus’ remaining godly powers are siphoned, and hell is unleashed on earth. Enlisting the help of the warrior Queen Andromeda (Pike), Poseidon’s demigod son, Argenor (Kebbell), and fallen god Hephaestus (Nighy), Perseus bravely embarks on a treacherous quest into the underworld to rescue Zeus, overthrow the Titans and save mankind.
(source: Cineplex.ca)
Source (IMDB)
The Movie is ok… But thats the most positive thing I can say about it. Maybe it’s because I don’t have kids, or I’m not a soldier. Perseus in this movie had no real “driving force” to propel him to do anything. It wasn’t vengeance motivated like the first movie. Yes, the love for your child is a strong thing (I can only really imagine of course) but either the writers, directors, editors, or the actors (in that order) didn’t know how to convey the message, or the topic was too “in your face” to make this movie as entertaining as one would have hopep.
“Primarily what it is, it’s about fathers and sons. It just happens to have a shit load of monsters, it just happens to be set in a Greek mythological world, but essentially it’s about a father and a son, that’s what it’s about.” – Sam Worthington

Maybe they should have kept Louis Leterrier from the first one. His style is act 1 – action, act 2 – action, Act 3  – action in an epic finale! (see the “Incredible Hulk” movie). The movie fails once we are introduced to “Hephaestus” who tells Perseus to head to the labyrinth to get to Tartarus and that had to be the 3rd worst editing I’ve seen in a movie in quite some time. It drags on for too long and Poseidon’s demigod son, Argenor, didn’t help the dreadful scene any.
The audio was decent, nice score for the movie, but nothing worthy to get on a soundtrack CD. The acting was good, as was the casting. Ralph didn’t seem as “Voldemort” as he did in the last movie. Liam was good, he had a weaker, more emotional side that isn’t often seen in his more recent movies. Sam was believable as father… at times. The worst of all was Hephaestus. Bill is a GREAT ACTOR, but in this role… I wasn’t believing anything he said or did.

The highlight of the movie was seeing Zeus and Hades in the trenches. I love action and this is like huge to me because I love seeing the “ultimate” power going in and power housing the battlefield and that just brought this childish nerdy smile to my face. The best moments are defiantly in the later half of the movie.
  • Overall rating of the movie: 2.5 out of 5,
  • Cinematography: 1 out of 5,
  • Editing: 2 out of 5,
  • Audio: 4 out of 5,
  • Acting: 2.8-3 out of 5,
  • CGI: 4 out of 5.
  • Theatres or wait for the blu-ray? If you have a “cheap day” for the movies, then go to see it on that day, if not wait till your rental store has the movie and get it. if you have a 3-D T.v. then yes get that copy. Other than that…

THAT’S IT! Cheers: “To Peace” and May the Force be with you!

– Xavier – @CoolyoNgeLEW

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