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Wrath of the Titans (2012)

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By: Staff Writer Thomas Balgairies

Rated-PG 13

1 hr 39 mins

 

Wrath of the Titans is a solid sequel to 2010’s Clash of the Titans. In this story we find that the gods are falling. Humans have stopped praying to the gods ever since Zeus’s favored son Perseus slayed the Kraken. Now their powers are draining and Cronos, the father of the gods is returning to power. Once again it will fall on Perseus’ shoulders to save both the gods and the world.

So, let’s begin with the plot. Many thought that the story line of the first film was rather weak, but I have to disagree. It was simple, it was just a straight up quest movie where the hero goes to get something to kill the bad guy. Well, the second film is the exact same thing. You will not get anything different and if you’re here for the story, you’ll probably leave unsatisfied. Perseus and the gang head off to go find something that they can use to bring down Cronos. The one thing that I have to complain about the plot in this film is that in comparison to the first film there aren’t as many interesting things that happen on their journey. In the first film, you have the scorpions, Medusa, the mutant guy and then the Kraken. In this movie you have essentially the same amount of events, but only one of them compares to the previous entry.

Now what the story does have going for it is that the relationships in this film are much, much more enjoyable. There is the relationship between Sam Worthington (Perseus) and Rosamund Pike (Andromeda); this is the standard love interest in the story, and is just a romantic touch. Another is between Liam Neeson (Zeus) and Ralph Fiennes (Hades). In my opinion this is the strongest part of the film, they easily carry the film. There is plenty of chemistry and the scenes are very believable. What I really appreciated about Ralph Fiennes’ performance is that the raspy voice from the first film is gone and he is back to speaking like a normal person, which made his character so much more enjoyable. Édgar Ramírez plays Ares, another one of Zeus’ sons and he is possibly the most annoying character in the film. Every scene that he is in involves him whining and complaining in some way. An honorable mention for a solid performance has to go to both Bill Nighy who plays Hephaestus and Tony Kebbell who plays Agenor. Both of these characters bring much-needed humor to the film and make it a much more enjoyable experience.

When it comes these films, people come for the effects. I’m happy to say that they do deliver. Even watching it on a small screen the film looked rather stunning. I can just imaging how great this must have looked on the big screen. Cronos is truly impressive and the chimera that appear throughout out the film looked very nice. I actually hope they keep making these movies, because I really enjoy films based in greek mythology. I just think that there is something magical about them. Overall this is a really enjoyable. If you want to have a good time watching a movie, give this one a shot, you won’t be disappointed.

7.5   out 10

You must be Agenor, they say you were a great disappointment.

That’s right I am great.

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One thought on “Wrath of the Titans (2012)

  1. I really enjoy Greek mythology as well, and Wrath of the Titans sounds like it is a pretty good film! I think it’ll be interesting to see the modern interpretation of this classic. The only thing stopping me is that I have been getting mixed reviews about the movie from both friends and Dish coworkers. Many say it is a great movie with lots of action, while some others say the only good thing about it is the graphics. I’m not sure which is true, but I’ve already added the movie to my Blockbuster @Home queue, so I will have my answer soon. Thanks for the review!

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