As humans aren’t praying to the gods anymore, the gods are losing their powers, becoming mortal, and dying. The titans in the Underworld, led by Kronos, are in turn becoming more powerful. Zeus (Liam Neeson) comes to his demigod son Perseus (Sam Worthington) and asks for his help, but he refuses, opting to be a plain, fisherman father and believing the war should be left to the gods, not humans.
When he sees that the war has begun and his brother Ares (Edgar Ramirez) has betrayed Zeus and sided with Hades (Ralph Fiennes) and Kronos, Perseus realizes his help is needed, and therefore jumps into action. Somewhat of a legend after defeating the Kraken, Perseus goes to Queen Andromeda (played this time by Rosamund Pike) to get the support of her and her army. He also wrangles up the help of cousin Agenor (Toby Kebbell) after his father Poseidon (Danny Huston) dies.
Wrath of the Titans is the sequel to the first epic battle Clash of the Titans, meant to answer the questions Will Perseus get there soon enough? Will Hades and Zeus ever make up and join forces against their father Kronos? Is it true that a demigod is more powerful than a god? While Wrath of the Titans has a less confusing storyline, a very minimal focus on the romantic angle between Perseus and Andromeda, and light humor sprinkled throughout, it seems to take itself a little too seriously and the CGI is simply overloaded.
During a press junket for Man on a Ledge, Sam Worthington said he felt fans were disappointed by Clash of the Titans (as were critics) and he was very excited for them to see Wrath of the Titans, as he felt it would be better received. I so wanted to love this movie, what with the stellar male cast, Anglo-Aussie dreamboat Worthington, and a bada$$ trailer. But after seeing the over CGIed Disney flop John Carter but weeks ago, I couldn’t help but see a resemblance. It seems that in Hollywood’s attempt to go bigger and better with every new blockbuster, the story itself and the acting is playing second fiddle to the CGI, which quite frankly is looking more and more obvious on-screen.
Seeing Wrath of the Titans made me long for a film like Gladiator, a true epic battle story without all the obnoxious monsters that have been overdone and dominate the screen.
Also, in hindsight now, after seeing the film in 3D and seeing the trailer again a number of times in 2D, I would highly recommend skipping the 3D option. If you go to see the film, save a few extra bucks and see the picture more vividly. 3D seemed to take away from the picture, rather than add value to it in Wrath of the Titans.
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