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Movie Review: Wrath Of The TItans
by Adam Elliott,posted Mar 30 2012 1:17PM
Considering some of the current A-listers in the cast of Wrath Of The Titans, one can only assume that this was a payday project. This is your very typical action-adventure trash and there isn’t very much fun to be had.
The follow up to the 2010 remake of Clash Of The Titans brings back the usual suspects. Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson and Ralph Feinnes repeat as Grecians/Gods Perseus, Zeus and Hades respectively. It also brings back the monotonous feeling that it’s predecessor had.
This time around, our now settled down hero Perseus is drawn back into the game by his old friends. Sounds like every other action you’ve ever seen yet? Hades aligns forces with some other baddies, to steal Zeus’ power and awaken a monster. Perseus has to fight his way through a team of Cyclops, a minotaur, and various other fire creatures to save Zeus.
Outside of the visual effects and sword waving, there’s not much that the characters actually do. Worthington repeatedly shows his dirty and bloodied war face while holding his emotions locked inside the best he can. The dialogue is drab. The story is weak. Why would the father of two Greek gods be a lava throwing fire creature?
This feeble movie was made purely for the profit. Clash Of The Titans (2010) almost quadrupled its $125 million dollar budget at the box office, which pretty much guaranteed a sequel was going to follow. Being a movie that relied heavily on special effects, it also pretty much guaranteed that the soul of the sequel would be missing.
While watching this one, I pondered the question if we have spoiled ourselves with special effects. I knew some of the CGI I was watching was massive and impressive, yet it did nothing to move me.
Seeing it in 2D, maybe this is the type of movie that is well fit in the 3D format? There sure isn’t much else driving this film, so why not delight in the low-brow thrill of a movie fireball heading right for your head? I don’t see much else to take from it.