Cast: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Rosamund Pike, Ralph Fiennes, Edgar Ramirez, Toby Kebbell, Bill Nighy, Danny Huston, and John Bell
Director: Jonathan Liebesman
Writer: Dan Mazeau (story and screenplay), David Johnson (story and screenplay), Greg Berlanti (story), and Beverley Cross (1981 screenplay)
Runtime: 99 minutes (1 hours and 39 minutes)
MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of fantasy violence and action.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Production Company: Warner Brothers Pictures, Legendary Pictures, and Thunder Road Pictures.
Release Date: March 30th, 2012
Tags: Zeus, Titan, Ares, God, and Hades
By: John M Delia Jr.
The belief of the Gods reaches an all time low; the demons of the underworld are gaining strength. Zeus (Liam Neeson) requests the help of his son Perseus (Sam Worthington), knowing the time of the Gods is coming to an end. Hades (Ralph Fiennes) and Ares (Edgar Ramirez) have turned on Zeus to raise Kronos the father of all Gods to take control of the Greek World. He needs to eliminate his brother Poseidon (Danny Huston), and capture Zeus to give Kronos the strength he needs to destroy the world. Perseus, with the help from Queen Andromeda (Rosamund Pike) and Agenor (Toby Kebbell), the son of Poseidon, must locate Hephaestus (Bill Nighy) so they can find a way to the underworld and locate a weapon to stop the Titan’s from taking over. He must defeat his brother Ares and use a weapon that is a combined force of Zeus’s spear, Poseidon’s fork, and Hades’ lightning bolt to defeat Kronos and his demons.
Special effects were fantastic, especially with the 3D effects. Going through the mountain caverns and caves, gave me the feeling of taking a roller coaster ride through this adventure. The sand, lava bombs, rocks, and fire blasts flying at you looked so realistic that it made me flinch from time to time and added excitement to the journey. The Titans (mythical creatures) in the movie, the Minotaur, Kronos, Cyclops, Makhai (Two body creature with six arms), and the Chimera (Two Headed Lion) look so real, it gave me the feeling of being right in the battle. The special effects and CGI were fantastic and expressed well throughout the film. The Labyrinth was spectacular. With its shifting walls, floors, and ceilings it was easy to get lost and hard to find where you needed to go. The flight of Pegasus was spectacular, especially during the battle with Kronos, where both Perseus and Pegasus fought their way through the lava and earth spray to try and reach their target.
The story has potential and at least it brings you into a different direction then the remake of “Clash of the Titans”. The delivering of a dead god and his legend of demons back to the surface world gives you a different insight into the Greek mythology and the understanding of its historical beliefs. Seeing the gods be more human and have a threat to them shows you another side of this ancient belief.
Final Grade: I give this a B, for its special effects.