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Wrath Of The Titans DVD Review

15 October 2012 9:25 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Jonathan Liebesman

Starring: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Danny Huston, Edgar Ramires, John Bell, Rosamund Pike

Running Time: 95 minutes

Certificate: 12A

Extras: Deleted Scenes – more available on 3D Blu-ray and Blu-raay release

Those unfortunate enough to catch 2010′s Clash Of The Titans could be forgiven for approaching sequel Wrath Of The Titans with trepidation – or avoiding it altogether. Set eight years after his defeat of the Kraken, Perseus (Worthington) is a widower after his wife Io’s apparent death and now raising son Helius (Bell) alone. Elsewhere, his Father Zeus (Neeson) is captured by Perseus’s brother Ares (Ramirez), and Uncle Hades (Fiennes) as they plan to unleash the Titans onto the world, destroying every living thing. This would be the Wrath of the title. Whilst not as intolerably dull as Clash Of The Titans, Wrath gives it a good run for its money.

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- Sam Carey

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DVD Review: Wrath of the Titans

9 October 2012 9:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Wrath Of The Titans

Stars: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Rosamund Pike, Bill Nighy | Written by: Dan Mazeau, David Leslie Johnson | Directed by: Jonathan Liebesman

Of all the sequels released in 2012, I’m sure many will agree that a follow-up to 2010′s Clash of the Titans remake is a little unnecessary. There’s a lot they could improve on though, so maybe Wrath of the Titans could be their chance to correct things.

The sequel, set years after the Kraken is defeated, sees Sam Worthington return as Perseus, son of Zeus, and now father to Helius. Once again he must come to the rescue of the world as Uncle Hades and half-brother Aries join hands in bringing back Kronos, the evil creature father of the Gods. The return of Kronos will mean the Gods lose their power and immortality, and will soon die.

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- Maahin

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Roy Lee, Warner Bros. and 'Titans' Writer David Leslie Johnson Team for 'Chainmail' (Exclusive)

18 September 2012 12:50 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

"Wrath of the Titans" writer David Leslie Johnson is joining forces with producers Roy Lee and John Middleton of Vertigo Entertainment and Warner Bros. Pictures on the action-adventure fantasy film, "Chainmail," a spokeswoman for the studio told TheWrap on Tuesday. Johnson (left) wrote the screenplay as part of a blind script-writing deal with Warner Bros. The project is now out to directors. Vertigo has a three-year first-look deal with the studio. Jon Berg is overseeing for Warner Bros. Lee, who co-produced such films as "The Departed," "The Ring" and "The Grudge," has a »

- Liza Foreman

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Stupendous Concept Art For Wrath Of The Titans Featuring Creature Designs

7 July 2012 1:37 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Visit ConceptArtWorld To See More Images Wrath of the Titans is a 2012 American fantasy film and sequel to the 2010 film Clash of the Titans. The film stars Sam Worthington, Rosamund Pike, Bill Nighy, Édgar Ramírez, Toby Kebbell, Danny Huston, Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson with Jonathan Liebesman directing a screenplay by Dan Mazeau and David Leslie Johnson. Wrath of the Titans takes place a decade after the events of the first film as the gods lose control over the imprisoned Titans and Perseus is called once again, this time to rescue his father Zeus, overthrow the Titans and save mankind. - wikipedia »

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Blu-ray Review: Relentlessly Bland ‘Wrath of the Titans’ Ultimately Bores

6 July 2012 8:03 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Just because a tale is enormously influential and older than the hills doesn’t mean that it’s foolproof. Just ask “John Carter.” Or “Mirror Mirror.” What makes the “Titans” franchise particularly unseemly is its air of smugness. It trashed Ray Harryhausen’s admittedly outdated 1981 version of “Clash of the Titans” in its 2010 remake, but failed to establish a personality of its own.

Despite its status as a box office smash, there seemed to be very few fans of the updated “Clash,” with its maddeningly bland leading man (Sam Worthington’s colorless portrayal of Zeus’s son, Perseus) and its cheesy visuals made even murkier by awful 3D effects added in post. Its sequel, “Wrath of the Titans,” underwent the same dismal conversion and predictably earned far less dough from 3D-weary audiences. Let’s hope this second installment marks the premature end of this deadly dull series.

Blu-ray Rating: 2.0/5.0

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- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Wrath Of The Titans Blu-Ray Review And Giveaway

28 June 2012 10:12 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

While I didn’t particularly care for Wrath of the Titans, and our podcast review didn’t exactly sing its praises, there’s a market for just going wild, and the particular lull of summer fun we find ourselves in means this isn’t a bad time to take a look at other options for your action-adventure fix.

The overall story leaves something to be desired, and the special effects eventually get to a point well beyond the law of diminishing returns, but if you’re up for letting loose, it’s certainly hard to find more action crammed into one film.

On the legitimately positive side, this is a title that benefits immensely from the Blu-Ray release’s Maximum Movie Mode, and the points you get on this one (see full list below) deliver possibly the best feature connections you’ll find in such bonuses.

Working in featurettes that cover the labyrinth, »

- Marc Eastman

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Lost Director Jack Bender To Helm Thriller Devolution

27 June 2012 9:19 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

After the recent flood of feature film directors heading to television, it's nice to see that it still works the other way round. Jack Bender, who directed pretty much every important episode of ABC'sLost, save the pilot, is developing Devolution for Legendary Pictures. According to THR, the thriller, which has a plot that's being kept completely under wraps, will be directed by Bender who is now free after parting ways with Paramount's reboot of the Jack Ryan franchise with Chris Pine. Instead of espionage, it seems the the director will instead turn to a different genre exercise with Devolution, which is based on an original idea from World War Z author Max Brooks. Bender should have no problems handling Brook's material with series like Lost, Alphas and Alias under his belt. While Brooks came up with the story, the screenplay is being written by David Leslie Johnson whose credits include »

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'Lost' Director Jack Bender Is Ready For 'Devolution' Based On An Idea From 'World War Z' Author Max Brooks

27 June 2012 12:18 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While his name may not be instantly recognizable just yet, filmmaker Jack Bender has been linked to quite a number of high-profile projects since the end of the beloved series “Lost,” a show he served as both a producer and frequent director on. Since then, he’s taken the executive producer position on frequent collaborator J.J. Abram’s “Alcatraz,” and he piqued our interest when we heard he’d be directing a Syfy time-travel drama pilot called "Rewind" with David Cronenberg featuring in a guest role, but he’s still probably best known for jumping ship on Paramount’s major Jack Ryan reboot with Chris Pine set to take over the popular Tom Clancy-created character (Kenneth Branagh has since taken the reins).

Well it looks like he’s not exactly reeling from that loss, as THR now has word that is Bender is now working on a project called “Devolution, »

- Benjamin Wright

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Lost Director Jack Bender Boards Mysterious Project for Legendary Pictures

27 June 2012 9:52 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

One of the finest working television directors has signed on to helm a new feature for Legendary Pictures.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Emmy award-winning filmmaker Jack Bender will direct the mysterious thriller, known only at this point as Devolution. While specific intel is fairly tight-lipped, the known facts are these:

Devolution is an original concept from author Max Brooks of World War Z fame, and David Leslie Johnson, screenwriter known for Orphan, Wrath of the Titans, and some episodes of The Walking Dead.

Bender directed 37 episodes of Lost’s most acclaimed hourlongs, including most season premieres and finales. He’s also directed episodes of Alcatraz, Alias, The Sopranos, and Carnivàle and is routinely thought of as the best TV director in the business. He’s been ready for a jump to feature films for a while and was previously attached to direct the Jack Ryan film Moscow, before it was put on hold. »

- Alex Trivilino

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“Lost” Director Jack Bender and Max Brooks Develop Mystery Project: “Devolution”

27 June 2012 9:48 AM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

Lost director Jack Bender has been hired by Legendary to direct Devolution, a mystery film that came from an original idea from World War Z’s best selling author Max Brooks. The script is being written by David Leslie Johnson (The Walking Dead, Wrath Of The Titans). For now, that’s all we got, but Jack Bender was The go to Lost director, and Brooks and Johnson have great credentials as well, so this is clearly something to keep an eye on.

Source: Hollywood Reporter »

- Andy Greene

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Lost Director Jack Bender to Helm Devolution

27 June 2012 9:37 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Director Jack Bender built a strong fan base directing episodes of the fantasy shows Alias, Alphas, Alcatraz and the hit ABC drama Lost as well as the horror sequel Child’s Play 3. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bender signed on to helm his biggest feature yet, the fantasy title Devolution based on an original story idea from Max Brooks with David Leslie Johnson adapting Brooks’ story into a script. Plot details about Devolution remained undisclosed, although its status as a genre picture became clear since Brooks wrote the zombie novel World War Z and Johnson worked on Wrath of the Titans. »

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Lost Director Jack Bender to Helm Devolution

27 June 2012 9:37 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Director Jack Bender built a strong fan base directing episodes of the fantasy shows Alias, Alphas, Alcatraz and the hit ABC drama Lost as well as the horror sequel Child’s Play 3. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bender signed on to helm his biggest feature yet, the fantasy title Devolution based on an original story idea from Max Brooks with David Leslie Johnson adapting Brooks’ story into a script. Plot details about Devolution remained undisclosed, although its status as a genre picture became clear since Brooks wrote the zombie novel World War Z and Johnson worked on Wrath of the Titans. »

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Jack Bender To Helm "Devolution"

27 June 2012 3:07 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Jack Bender, a frequent director on the likes of "Lost" and "Alphas", is developing to direct the thriller "Devolution" for Legendary Pictures says Heat Vision.

The story is based on an original idea by "World War Z" author Max Brooks while "Wrath of the Titans" and "The Walking Dead" scribe David Leslie Johnson is writing the script. Plot details however are being kept top secret.

Brooks, who also conceived the supernatural historical epic "The Great Wall" for Legendary, is producing. Bender was previously attached to direct Paramount’s Jack Ryan reboot but exited due to scheduling issues. »

- Garth Franklin

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'Lost' director Jack Bender plans 'Devolution'

27 June 2012 1:11 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Lost's Jack Bender will helm Devolution. The director is attached to Legendary Pictures' new thriller, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film is based on an original idea by World War Z's Max Brooks, with writer David Leslie Johnson - whose credits include Wrath of the Titans and several Walking Dead episodes - working on the script. Bender is producing with (more) »

- By Hugh Armitage

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Lost Director Ready for Some Devolution

26 June 2012 11:17 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Secrets. The television phenomenon known as "Lost" was full of them. Whether they be good, bad, or just plain silly each one of them was guarded with the utmost care. Kind of makes sense that the one of the show's regular directors is hush hush about his new project!

THR reports that Jack Bender is working on Devolution, a thriller he is developing to direct for Legendary. Plot details are being kept lock and key, but the pedigree is all genre. It is based on an original idea by Max Brooks, the author of World War Z, while David Leslie Johnson, who worked on Wrath of the Titans and penned a couple of episodes of AMC's hit "The Walking Dead," is writing the script.

Brooks is producing with Legendary, indicating that the author is slowly developing deeper relations with the company. Look for more soon!

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Director Jack Bender Planning Devolution

26 June 2012 10:28 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Lost director Jack Bender is planning to develop a secret project from Legendary Pictures titled Devolution.

Plot details for the thriller are being held under wraps, but we do know that the original idea was brought to the table by World War Z author Max Brooks. This script is being penned by Wrath of the Titans and The Walking Dead scribe David Johnson.

Max Brooks will be producing alongside the studio. This project is still in early stages of development.

Jack Bender has also directed episodes of Alias, The Sopranos, Alphas, and Alcatraz. »

- MovieWeb

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Jack Bender to Direct Devolution, Based on an Idea by World War Z Author Max Brooks

26 June 2012 7:23 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Jack Bender blossomed into a superstar TV director by helming 37 episodes of Lost.  Bender has been trying to parlay that into his feature directorial debut, but he had to drop out of the Jack Ryan reboot, and we've heard nothing about 7 Minutes in Heaven since it was announced in 2010.  Heat Vision reports Bender is developing a new project , Devolution, at Legendary.  The studio is keeping the plot details for the thriller.  But the other members of the creative team suggest this will be a genre picture.  Max Brooks, author of zombie novel World War Z, came up with the idea.  David Leslie Johnson, credited writer on two The Walking Dead episodes, will write the script.  The title would be appropriate for a zombie thriller, but we ought to wait for confirmation on that.  I just want Bender to get a feature project in front of cameras soon, to see what »

- Brendan Bettinger

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Jack Bender and Max Brooks Combine Forces on Secret Project

26 June 2012 7:03 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Having Jack Bender leave the Jack Ryan reboot is an unfortunate bit of business — I’m sure Kenneth Branagh will do fine work; it’s just that seeing a new voice take control would have been nice — but when one door closes for the guy, a window opens right up. (Or, if you would count Alcatraz as a major effort on his part, make that “when two doors close.”)

THR tells us the Lost helmer will partner with New Regency on Devolution, a tight-lipped thriller rooted in an idea by World War Z author Max Brooks; he’ll also make the film his first credit as a producer. The writing duties won’t go to him, unfortunately, but David Leslie Johnson, a scribe with a somewhat tenuous history that contains Wrath of the Titans, Red Riding Hood, The Walking Dead, and Orphan. (Only the last is well-regarded in any true way, »

- jpraup@gmail.com (thefilmstage.com)

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'Lost' Director Jack Bender Developing 'Devolution' for Legendary (Exclusive)

26 June 2012 4:20 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Jack Bender, perhaps best known as the preeminent director of ABC’s Lost, is working on Devolution, a thriller he is developing to direct for Legendary. Plot details are being kept lock and key, but the pedigree is all genre. It is based on an original idea by Max Brooks, the author of World War Z, while David Leslie Johnson, who worked on Wrath of the Titans and penned a couple of episodes of AMC's hit The Walking Dead, is writing the script. Brooks is producing with Legendary, indicating that the author is slowly developing deeper relations with the company. Legendary

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- Borys Kit

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Lost Director Jack Bender is Attached to Secret Project

26 June 2012 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

The Hollywood Reporter says that Jack Bender, a man who directed a good chunk of "Lost," is attaching himself to a project which comes with its fair share of mystery. The film is called Devolution and it's a thriller set up at Legendary Pictures. Max Brooks of World War Z fame came up with the idea and David Leslie Johnson ( Orphan , "The Walking Dead") is writing the script. Plot details are being kept under wraps so remember the title and we'll update you when more information comes in. »

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