Every step we take, is an insult to the gods.
Directed by: Jonathan Liebesman
Starring: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Edgar Ramirez, Rosamund Pike, Dany Huston and Bill Nigh.
Remember my reference to the Kraken and the Titans? Well, after watching grandpa Kronos, the Makhai, Chimeras and all alike, I find it very unlikely that the over sized crustaceous behemoth was capable of sealing them away all on it's own. We can attribute the movie's flaws to the writing crew. It improves on the visuals A LOT but lacks the depth in its plot it should have had to claim. Still, you wanted entertainment, I see no reason why it shouldn't provide such wonders. I mean, a battle between a fire bender and a water bender can go either way depending on the skill level, but a giant walking volcano vs a fish is hardly a challenge.
Ten year pass since the Clash of the Titans in the movie's timeline. Perseus has lived his life as a fisherman while raising a son all on his own after his love Io passed away due to illness. Being a demigod also comes with the gift of foresight. He knows the world will call upon him to save it from darkness, and so does his father, Zeus. But it goes quite deep into the problem. Hades yet again double crosses his brethren Greek gods by making a deal with the other son of Zeus, Ares, the god of war, to seal the remaining powerhouses to absorb their celestial power and awaken dear old father, Kronos. Even for a malevolent being such as hades, he should know better than to trust those once betrayed. What ticked me off so easily at this point in the movie was how easily Poseidon and Zeus were defeated by Ares( Ramirez) and Hades. Sure, they have lost the love of the humans, but no excuse for the writers, FOUR writers to be exact to once again pussify the Olympians.
Regardless of the flaws, Wrath of the Titans gets darker and a bit ballsy. This time Perseus is challenged by all of his obstacles. Even his age was showing. We all saw the same Chimera battle and he had one hell of a tough time taking down that serpent beast. Question- When did wooden doors defend so perfectly against a flamethrower? Gotta hand it to him, he makes the action scenes were your dollar when the acting doesn't go so hot. Besides wanting to listen to Liam read a phone book, the surprising cameo of Bill Nigh is the only really worthy performer on screen as the man who built Zeus bolt, Poseidon's Trident and Hades staff of Ra. Andromeda returns, but with a new actress [Pike] (I don't know why) and between her and Worthington, the sexual tension was brewing, even if they don't pursue to quench their fire. The next character to make a first appearance is the son of Poseidon, the demigod called Agenor (Toby Kebbell). A comedian for the most part, but nothing special. Just a loud mouth to break the depression.
When we get to the big battles: Perseus vs Ares and Kronos vs Zeus, Hades and Perseus, a lot can make you cringe. For what they did, it was cool to watch, but could have been so much better. First off, Ares is the GOD OF WAR, and ignoring the fact that he cried like a sissy most of the time, he should have been able to own Perseus. But, like Parallax, the four writers decided to make it into an interesting wrestling match. Why are even Gods bleeding? Then you have the big guy, Kornos. Now, for being the father, I was hoping to see a verbal confrontation between the brothers of heaven and hell, but no, the pulled a Batman and Robin on the walking volcano. Powerful but illiterate. Luckily the movie redeems these faults having Zeus and Hades fight side by side taking names like heavenly bosses. In the end, two of the big three fall, and perish. It would have been even better to have seen Perseus grab the bolt staff and Agenor with the trident, taking place as the new gods, but not the case. We are left with what could be a third installment. The movie might have made so far 300 million worldwide, but it bombed domestically. Will the studio shed another 150 million? Or can we leave it alone for 20-30 years and remake it again? I have ideas.
Overall, redeeming, but worth only for its stunning visuals.
Written by: Bawnian©-Dexues.