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Wrath of the Titans is directed by Jonathan Lebesman, you know the guy
who made that god awful 'Battle L.A', Lebesmen has seemed to of caught
Transformers syndrome where in the recipe to make a movie he seems to
have forgotten the all too important part..a STORY, which since i last
checked is quite a important part of a movie.
This movie only seems to exist because the directors thought since they already made a first movie with character development,interactions and relationships that they could skip that and go straight to the action. The only problem with this is that the first movie was completely forgettable, ask anyone what they remember from the first movie and they will say "uurrrm RELEASE THE KRAKEN, and they f-ing killed the kraken to bloody fast", and that's all. The whole movie is based on the fact that when people stop praying to gods they lose their power, and that kind of reminded me of all those bad Santa movies were when children stop believing he would lose his power. Anyways, the story revolves around Sam Werthington's character Perseus, which luckily enough happens to live in a small fishing village just outside where all the action happens. Zeus played once again by Liam Neeson, requests Perseus to help him, because the gods are having a cry that people don't believe in them. As a result of this, Hades (Ralph Fiennes), attempts to steal Zeus' power which for some reason would waken kronos. The only way to stop this from happening YOU GUESSED IT, is to go on a quest to find three fragments that when put together would could stop Kronos, and that's about all I could get before my brain stopped functioning properly.
The movie plays out much like a video game going from one set peace to another, only changing after Sam Werthington has killed something big and loud. He is joined by Toby Kebbell's character Agenor who is there only as comic relief BUT ISN'T FUNNY, and .... okay let me just rant about this for a bit, Rosamund Pike, the only female character in this movie, for no f-ing reason is the leader of a large army, she only exists as a love interest for Perseus, she apart from that contributes nothing to this movie her acting is terrible, and he character is ill- written. And for her army They are merely things to kill for the various monsters that Sam and his merry men happen to bump into on there quest.
Some action sequences are cool I guess, but with no real understanding of why any of this is happening kinda feel deflated. As i watched the movie i began too realise, how much alike this movie is with the 'Immortals' (story wise), and how much I liked the 'Immortals'. The acting was solid, the story while no God Father was decent and the action scenes were so over the top, bloody, balls-to-the-walls fun that even a 90 year old philosophy teacher would shed a smile.
Too summaries, if you want to go watch this movie i suggest going to the store and buying Immortals. It is just superior in every way, thanks for reading.
'Clash of the Titans,' which graced silver screen in April of 2010, was
reviled by critics and fans of the 1981 original a-like. The script was
a mess and the converted 3-D looked, well, converted. It'd only make
sense that such a travesty was met with poor results at the box
office?Nope. 'Clash' was one of the highest grossing movies of 2010
and, inevitably, launched a sequel in the hopes of duping a few more
simple minded people into making a buck.
Now, to clear things up, I had not seen the 2010 version, and don't plan on it based on what I've heard. So I went into this sequel without much of a back story. This shouldn't ruin my movie-going experience, as I had seen movies like 'Terminator 2' and 'Aliens' without viewing the originals beforehand.
The story was a mess. Plot elements didn't add up or happened too conveniently. Characters traveled places that weren't well explained (sometimes barely at all) and I was often left scratching my head, wondering where they were or how they got there. Most of the plot points that I felt perplexed on, I figured it was because I hadn't seen the first film. But these moments kept repeating while I was watching it, until I finally gave up all thought of making sense of the story.
Nothing irritates me more than clichés piling up and, oh boy, did this movie have it's share. Perseus (a dull Sam Worthington, which is a nearly a cliché in its own right) has left his heroic days behind and become a fishermen in a local village. Of course, just like every other story ever written, the would-be pacifist is called back into arms for the greater good. And, what's that? There's a child as well! His son! How convenient! But I doubt they'll us him in the climatic fight, as a emotional weakness for the bad guy to exploit. That would never happen! Oh, and the over-the-top hostile, misunderstood criminal at the beginning story is magical transformed into a hero by the end. How creative!
The more I think about this movie, the more my anger swells inside me, like a hurricane of hatred being forged in the deep depths of the ocean, ready to explode into a fury of rage and destruction over all in it's path. So, I'll leave it as this, if you somehow (and I use that term very lightl) enjoyed the 2010 'Clash of the Titans,' you might want to check this turd out. Other than that, don't waste your time or money on this pile of junk.
This film tells the story of Perseus, son of Zeus, battling the evil
A mythological epic should be thrilling and awe inspiring, but unfortunately I don't find "Wrath of the Titans" to be either. The plot is empty and hollow, and there's not much happening apart from impressive battle scenes. The film did not make me care about the characters, even when they were faced with life threatening calamity. There's little emotional element, and even if there was, it was very poorly developed and ineffective. I found the film rather flat and dull. "Wrath of the Titans" is just another brainless blockbuster, and I'll forget about it in a few weeks.
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Sam Worthington reprises his role as Perseus, and Liam Neeson gets a
meatier role as Zeus in this follow-up film to the 2010 remake of
"Clash of the Titans."
This is a rare case where the sequel is actually better than the remake it is based on. In the latter, the legend of Perseus was distorted into a mish-mash of copies of Ray Harryhausen special effects and unnecessary liberties with the Greek legend.
"Wrath" on the other hand is an original script, and not bad for an action adventure venture, if you give up on the idea that it has much to do with recorded Greek mythology.
Instead, you get a story of father-brother-son redemption between Zeus, Hades, Ares (Mars to those who prefer Latin), and his half-brother Perseus. It brings up themes of forgiveness and redemption, at a level where they contribute to the story's development, but without being too heavy-handed. This is a teen action flick, after all.
Another interesting element is the mortality of Gods: they really exist only as long as men worship them. This hints that they are a creation of man more than man is a creation of them. Although nothing could be more different in style, I had to think of an old Star Trek episode from the 1960s original series, "Who Mourns for Adonis." (Adonis = Apollo) Star Trek does a better job in much less time, but then, it is classic Star Trek for a reason. "Wrath" still nicely explores this theme.
The backdrop is Hades' desire to seek revenge against his brother Zeus by freeing their colossal father and ur-God Cronos (Crown in Greek). Ares is drawn to the wrong side, Perseus to the right side. Adventures ensue with cyclops, fire-breathing double-headed giant hyenoids, Janus-abdomen warrior beasts, gigantic labyrinths that change shape around you, slobbering Satyrs, and finally Cronos himself, who emerges as a volcano-sized fire-spewing elemental.
It's better than "Wrath," but it still sits solidly in 5-star B-movie territory: wooden acting, lots of very un-Hellenic one liners, gratuitous stealing from Lord of the Rings memes (like the famous 'the fellowship traverses the ridge scene,' but without Howard Shore's great score), the obligatory female along on the quest for political correctness, and oodles of inconsistencies (Poseidon's son is also a half-god, but would die if he falls out of a tree-hung trap, whereas Perseus can be slammed by Ares through marble columns with nary a scratch on his face, etc etc).
The action is solid, the story is more original and with interesting themes, the CGI is fine, and the 90+ minute length befits a good B matinée.
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If you haven't guessed by now I am attempting to connect one movie to
another in some way or another. Connecting the previous movie to The
Wrath of the Titans is actor Sam Worthington. Although I could have
connected using Liam Neeson or Ralph Fiennes, I chose to use Sam
Worthington reprises his role from Clash of the Titans as Perseus. Liam Neeson reprises his role as Zeus and Ralph Fiennes reprises his role as Hades. In Wrath of the Titans Hades teams with Ares (Edgar Ramirez), the God of War, to take down Zeus and Poseidon (Danny Huston) and release Kronos.
In order to save Zeus Perseus must team with Agenor (Toby Kebbell) and Queen Andromeda (Rosamund Pike). Agenor is Perseus' cousin, a son of Poseidon. Queen Andromeda was saved by Perseus in the previous movie, she became queen when both her mother and father were killed.
Just like the last movie I liked the mythology of it all. Although it is completely different using creative license by the writers. Since the writer wrote Io as deceased, Gemma Arterton did not reprise her role. However, Rosamund Pike is an equally beautiful substitute.
The graphics are awesome and spectacular. Especially when Kronos is released from his prison and brings his wrath down upon Zeus, Hades and all human-kind. Perseus saves the day after killing his brother, Ares. The action scenes are pretty cool. The labyrinth is pretty cool also.
I give this 10 stars out of 10. Excellent movie!
Wrath of the Titans, the sequel to 2010's Clash of the Titans, joins
the ranks of most unnecessary sequels/prequels, but I feel this film is
not necessarily a cash-grab. While not really improving on the first
film, this film still offers up some goodies that would satisfy any
Greek mythology fan or even any action-fantasy fan. The story is
decent, the acting is decent, but the special effects are a vast
improvement over the predecessor.
Jonathan Liebesman's film marks the return of Perseus, son of Zeus. After a fallout with his father and a vow to retire to raise a family, he gets called back into action when both the immortals and mankind are being threatened by Kronos himself.
The acting is not too bad, but nothing special. It's relatively on par with the first film. Sam Worthington is okay even though he seems a bit wooden at times. The real deal goes to Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes who are great in their respective roles as Zeus and Hades. I also like how then add some successful comedy in the nature of Toby Kebbell.
Overall, I would like to call this film a guilty pleasure of mine just like Clash of the Titans. While not a bad movie like everyone else said it was, I thought it was a fun ride and something you won't have to think about. There is plenty of old-school action mixed with some cool CGI. I kind of hope they make a third film, because I find these kind of films interesting. I rate this film 8/10.
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I loved Clash of the titans really much, and Wrath of the Titans too. I
don't care too much about the story, it was a good movie. I can't
complain, I don't see the point why people hating on this movie, it was
just a good movie. WHO THE HELL CARES IF SOME GIRL IS FIGHTING IN THE
NEXT SEQUEL......................... I would say go hate on real bad
movies and not on quality movies :/. oke here are some points I loved.
- It looked very good - The monsters were just awesome - the story was
a lot above average - I saw no bad things - I didn't really care if you
saw other things than in Clash of the titans - It was just a perfect
Quote: Go watch this movie, you will not regret anything!!!
Well, here we go again!
Yep. Here's yet another badly reworked, uninspiring tale-of-the-gods (ha!) that's only worth watching for its fantastic CG visuals (and nothing else) - And, to be completely honest here - After just a short while these extraordinary images got mighty tiresome to look at, as well.
I don't know about you, but, I, for one, am pretty damn sick and tired of movies that deal with the ancient gods (and their bastard, demigod sons) and all of their sheer pettiness, resentment, hatred and bitter jealousy that they all seem to hold towards one another.
I am so completely fed up with how utterly uninspiring these adored and respected ones are and how nauseating and so very-very "human" (that's right - Human!) that these revered gods, and their likes, turn out to be.
I literally despise them in all of their entirety. Their personalities all suck to the 10th power and their interaction with one another is contemptible beyond words.
And, on top of all of the above complaining - I also thought that the magnificent winged horse, Pegesus, was (from a practical point of view) a truly ridiculous creature.
I mean, if you really had such an animal, with a set of massive wings that this creature had, it would be impossible to ride on his back without being repeatedly hit by the fierce beating of its incredible wing strokes. Nope. There's no way on Earth that any rider could remain on Pegesus' back for very long.
You know, the reality is that that grossly overblown tale about grossly overblown egos fighting grossly overblown battles against grossly overblown monsters really isn't worth taking the time (as I'm taking here) to actually write a review about it. It really isn't.
And, so, with that, I shall now close this frustrated review with this final and fitting statement -
I thought that actor Sam Worthington made for a really terrible and easily-forgettable Perseus. He was nothing but a drab and dreary little wallflower of a demigod whose run-of-the-mill performance (which was on par with everyone else's) was of no consequence, whatsoever.
I love science fiction films and the first film "Clash of Titans" was
satisfied me extremely. I really waited for this film with impatience.
But result is same like all comments, it is wretched.
Cast and Visual Effects are good but this film has nothing more them. Wrath of Titans only watchable if you are a fan of any member of cast or if you would like to see mythological creatures and visual effects.
Even for a science fiction lover "Wrath of Titans" is boring. The main subject "Mythology" is very appropriate for science fiction films.
With nice visual effects, creating a watchable science fiction film is not difficult. But producers of "Wrath of Titans" haven't compete that, although they had extra film-stars in cast and lots of Money.
Watching this film is waste of time!
I think the producers knew there was an element of camp and tosh with
the first film. They even knowingly repeat the line, 'Release the
Kraken' with a wink.
The sequel is actually better than Clash of the Titan. It very much gets going as soon as the films starts. The Greek gods are waning as people stopped praying to them and there is skullduggery going on which has little to do with the Greek Myths.
The action takes place about 10 years after the events of Clash with Perseus living a simple life as a fisherman with his son before he is called into action. Sam Worthington who has racked up a series of hit films in recent years does his bland best here with some good special effects, very good set pieces which keep things moving along and the odd duff line here and there.
Bill Nighy, Ralph Fiennes, Bill Nighy lend respectability and Danny Huston plays a rare good god role.
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