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Wrath of the Titans (2012)

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Perseus braves the treacherous underworld to rescue his father, Zeus, captured by his son, Ares, and brother Hades who unleash the ancient Titans upon the world.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Worthington ... Perseus
Liam Neeson ... Zeus
Ralph Fiennes ... Hades
Edgar Ramírez ... Ares (as Edgar Ramirez)
Toby Kebbell ... Agenor
Rosamund Pike ... Andromeda
Bill Nighy ... Hephaestus
Danny Huston ... Poseidon
John Bell ... Helius
Lily James ... Korrina
Alejandro Naranjo Alejandro Naranjo ... Mantius
Freddy Drabble Freddy Drabble ... Apollo
Kathryn Carpenter Kathryn Carpenter ... Athena
Matt Milne ... Elite Guard No. 1
Kett Turton ... Elite Guard No. 2
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Storyline

A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus-the demigod son of Zeus-is attempting to live a quieter life as a village fisherman and the sole parent to his 10-year old son, Helius. Meanwhile, a struggle for supremacy rages between the gods and the Titans. Dangerously weakened by humanity's lack of devotion, the gods are losing control of the imprisoned Titans and their ferocious leader, Kronos, father of the long-ruling brothers Zeus, Hades and Poseidon. The triumvirate had overthrown their powerful father long ago, leaving him to rot in the gloomy abyss of Tartarus, a dungeon that lies deep within the cavernous underworld. Perseus cannot ignore his true calling when Hades, along with Zeus' godly son, Ares (Edgar Ramírez), switch loyalty and make a deal with Kronos to capture Zeus. The Titans' strength grows stronger as Zeus' remaining godly powers are siphoned, and hell is unleashed on earth. Enlisting the help of the warrior Queen Andromeda (Rosamund Pike), ... Written by Warner Bros. Pictures

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of fantasy violence and action | See all certifications »

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Spain | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Clash of the Titans 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,457,188, 30 March 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$83,670,083, 31 December 2013

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$305,270,083, 31 December 2013
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The movie takes place 10 years after the previous one. See more »

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In Clash of the Titans, Andromeda is a brunette, but in this film she is a blonde. See more »

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Helius: I've read you are a great disappointment.
Agenor: I am great. That's right.
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Daddy Complex of the Stereotypes
30 March 2012 | by RichardSRussell-1See all my reviews

Wrath of the Titans (1:39, PG-13, 3-D) — 5 — fantasy: sword & sorcery, biggie, sequel

Here, in response to no obvious demand, we have Sequel of the Titans. What follows is less a coherent review than a collection of observations.

(1) The plural is misleading. There's only 1 titan, Cronos, and he's off-screen for 90% of the film. He's been imprisoned in Tartarus for eons, which explains why he's wrathful. What is never satisfactorily explained (or even addressed) was how this mountain-sized lava monster ever procreated, since he's supposed to be the father of much smaller and more human-like gods like feuding brothers Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades.

(2) Don't go in with any pre-conceived ideas based on actual Greek mythology. It's a 2011 story featuring characters left over from 2010's Clash of the Titans.

(3) Warner Bros. threw a lot of money at this, and most of it shows up on the screen.

(4) It's pretty much non-stop fighting (vs. chimeras, cyclopes, a minotaur, and assorted gods and demigods), not entirely at the frenetic pace of Transformers, where things are flying by too fast to figure out who's doing what to whom, but too much so for my taste.

(5) The story is not going to win any Pulitzers, Nobels, or Hugos, but it's not entirely predictable, and anything that contemplates the total extinction of the gods gets a big plus from me.

(6) Despite having some pretty good actors in here (Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Bill Nighy, Danny Huston, and, yes, Sam Worthington), they don't really get much chance to practice their craft, but they're not just phoning it in, either.

(7) Based on the damage he absorbed, Perseus should have been dead or permanently crippled on over a dozen occasions. Absence of credible consequences makes it difficult to establish serious threats or build suspense.

(8) Psychologists who are fixated on the idea of daddy complexes will love this. Normal people will spend a lot of time rolling their eyes.

(9) Rosamund Pike is along for the ride as Queen Andromeda, and she gets in a few licks, but mainly she cleans up real good.

(10) I'm fonder of 3-D than most, so FWIW I thot it was put to good use here in the swooping shots thru the burning villages, labyrinth, and pits of hell. Mercifully, no pokey-outy sharp things, but I had to duck the occasional flaming boulder.

(11) This will not tax your intellect, but it's a well-paced, semi-interesting, action-packed ludicrously unbelievable adventure. They could have done worse, and so could you.


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