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A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus (Sam Worthington)-the demigod son of Zeus (Liam Neeson)-is attempting to live quietly as a village fisherman and the sole parent to his 10-year-old son, Helius. But unbeknownst to Perseus, a struggle for supremacy has been raging between the gods that will come to threaten his idyllic life. The gods are losing control over the imprisoned Titans and their ferocious leader, Kronos, father of the long-ruling brothers Zeus, Hades (Ralph Fiennes) and Poseidon (Danny 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. Now, Perseus cannot ignore his true calling as Hades, along with Zeus' godly son, Ares (Edgar Ramirez), switches loyalties and makes a deal with Kronos to capture Zeus. The Titan's strength grows as Zeus' remaining godly powers are siphoned...and hell is unleashed on earth.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 165
- Fresh: 42
- Rotten: 123
- Average Rating: 4.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: At least it doesn't take itself too seriously.
Rotten: This feeble followup to 2010's godawful Clash of the Titans sucketh the mighty big one.
Rotten: While the special effects are sharper than in Clash of the Titans, the dialogue is equally uninspired.
Rotten: What it lacks are the very elements that made the first movie such a surprise: wit and nerve.
TURN YOUR BRAIN OFF AND ENJOY THE RIDE!
In almost every respect, "Wrath of the Titans" is easily a huge improvement over its inferior predecessor. The action set pieces are bigger, the CGI visuals are flashier, and the story is definitely a lot more fun to go along with. Of course, don't expect much from the acting and writing departments. As you can probably imagine, the script is where the movie faces its most faults. The plot revolves around commonplace themes of godly conflicts and betrayal, which are so trite and hackneyed by now, that they just enter one ear and go out the other. The dialogue isn't anything to rave about, either, as the writers have simply chosen to boil down even the most complex conversations into the simplest of back-and-forth exchanges. The acting, on the other hand, is something of a mixed bag. Sam Worthington, who stars as Perseus (the main protagonist), delivers a completely phoned-in and unengaged performance, as do Rosamund Pike and Edgar Ramirez. But it's the top-notch efforts of veteran actors Ralph Fiennes, Bill Nighy and Liam Neeson that truly save this film from mediocrity. Neeson, in particular, absolutely nails the part of Zeus, the father of Perseus and the mightiest of the Greek Gods. I also loved the astoundingly gorgeous settings of the movie, which almost made me feel like I was revisiting "The Lord of the Rings" at times. Not to mention the imagery of the larger-than-life monsters was impressively well-crafted. So overall, while it does have its obvious narrative flaws, "Wrath of the Titans" still makes for an exceptionally fun and mindless adventure full of creatures and chaos galore. By no means is it a masterpiece in any way whatsoever, but if you simply wanna watch an action-packed film about men fighting monsters, then look no further.
Better Than The First Movie
I liked Clash of the Titans, but it just lacked some things and was a little cheesy. This movie is much better than the first movie, having more epic battles, more to the story, and had a better adventure. If you liked the first movie, I think you'll like this sequel. And even if you didn't like the first one, you'll at least think this one is better.
When I saw the terrible reviews Wrath of the Titans got, I believed them but then my friend called me and asked if I wanted to go see it. I thought it couldn't hurt so I went to see it and it actually wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. There were a lot of really awesome moments in this film such as when Sam Worthington was fighting a famous mythological creature known as Chimera, the climatic final battle of the film and much more. What Clash of the Titans lacked, Wrath of the Titans made up for (action, entertainment, etc.) It you're just looking for an entertaining action flick to watch, don't push Wrath of the Titans to the side. Trust me, it's not as bad as you might think.
- Genre: Action & Adventure
- Released: 2012
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