Wrath of the Titans Review.
As a person that really enjoyed the 2010 Clash of the Titans remake, I was eager to see the sequel, the Wrath of the Titans. I was not disappointed. In some areas it surpasses the original. The special effects are absolutely stunning. The creatures and monsters that Perseus does battle with are rendered with breath taking photo realism . This self professed CGI junkie is very happy to be living in an age when the special effects have reached this quality.
Similar to Clash of the Titans the move has an uncomplicated straight forward story. It is also more of an action adventure tale than the first one. At the start of the movie we find Perseus living the quiet life with his young son. His wife, Io, has passed away. One day Zeus appears to Perseus saying he needs his help as the power of the gods weakens through man’s disbelief. Perseus refuses until hell breaks loose and Zeus is captured by Hades and Zeus’s son Ares who is jealous of the way his father has favored Perseus. With the help from Queen Andromeda and others Persues embarks on an epic quest to the mountain of Tartarus where Zeus’s father, the Titan Kronos, has been entombed and where Zeus is being held and drained of his power.
This movie also had a bit more comic relief and humor than the original and this makes it a more lighthearted, fun and entertaining experience. The acting is fine and the all-star cast brings an otherwise straight B movie up a notch or two in quality. Movies like the 2010 remake and this sequel remind me of the 50s golden era of science fiction, fantasy and sword and sandals movies. Those were all B grade moves but still a lot of fun. So I view the Titans franchise in the same light and as long as they’re enjoyable like this then I say bring on part 3!
Posted on July 3, 2012, in Captain's Log... and tagged Édgar Ramírez, Bill Nighy, Clash of the Titans, Danny Huston, Jonathan Liebesman, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Rosamund Pike, Sam Worthington, Toby Kebbell, Wrath of the Titans. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.