'Wrath of the Titans' Critic Reviews
San Francisco Chronicle
A movie in which whole sequences consist of nothing but guys fighting stiff computer images. Such scenes would be boring even were they done well, but these scenes aren't done well.
It might be trash, but for those willing to forgive the bland narrative, Wrath Of The Titans is a relatively fun and spectacular adventure.
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
My first clue that this was going to be a disaster was the director, Jonathan Liebesman, who also directed "Battle Los Angeles".
This is just more of the same, without nearly as much spirit but with slightly better fight scenes.
[I]ncompetent on the most basic levels. There's no physical or narrative context for anything... It's bewildering. It's mind-boggling. It can only be the work of trickster gods attempting to drive us mad.
The film is better than the first (not a difficult achievement), especially the 3D. But flashy visuals do not a good movie make and the script is rubbish.
As was the case the last time around, we're not presented any reason to care about the characters, their plight and goals, or anything else about the film. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
"Wrath of the Titans" is what it is. It's an action flick that utilizes 3-D better than most.
Virtually no rooting interest in the heroes or their journey or even a worthy villain worth jeering. Watching it is like listening to Del Griffith try to tell you an anecdote; shifting from point to point with nary the thinnest of connections.
Palo Alto Weekly
While Wrath of the Titans may not be escapist fantasy entertainment at its finest, the film's strong cast and striking visuals make for a thrilling theatrical ride.
Herald Sun (Australia)
A mumbling, stubbly Worthington phones in his effort from a long way away. It's as if he just stepped off Man on a Ledge and landed in a leather tunic.
Yes the story is paint by the numbers and Worthington is well, you know, but this is a nice example of spectacle film making on a budget. Most of the large 3D set pieces work really well.
The lack of majesty and the overall been-there-seen-that feeling render Wrath of the Titans a textbook example of a disappointing cash-in.
Wrath of the Titans is the visual equivalent of white noise. I don't think I watched it so much as I just looked at it.
With its heavy sword passed down too many generations, this spectacular if tired sequel to a remake abounds in rehashed myths and second-hand ideas.
Television Without Pity
It's a textbook example of a blockbuster sequel that was made purely for financial, rather than creative reasons.
The Age (Australia)
Amid the fast-moving chaos, it gets a little repetitive: there's so much volcanic action, so much fire and brimstone that all that heat might leave you cold.
The Popcorn Junkie
There is not much new in the sequel and [director] Jonathan Liebesman never ties enough emotion to the main characters for you to care about their peril.
Wrath of the Titans is proof that while ugly pictures make a bad film worse, prettier ones don't make a bad film better.
Leonard Maltin's Picks
The problem with a film that uses CGI as a substitute for good writing is that virtually every picture that comes along nowadays has impressive visual effects; this has leveled the playing field, to say the least.
The gods must be on steroids!
[A] loud and agonizingly dull sequel that inherits all the problems that plagued its predecessor - and then some.
A sprinkle of distinguished actors, lots of beefcake, mythical monsters, and dialogue so ear-crashingly awful it is a step down from scripted awards-show presenter banter.
Sure to lift the benighted spirits of Greeks currently flailing in an economic Hades of their own making but a drag for anyone else, this iffy sequel to last year's Clash of the Titans is considerably less captivating than the Eurozone crisis.