Contributed by Adam Rolseth
“Wrath of the Titans” is the sequel to the 2010 remake “Clash of the Titans,” and follows the ongoing story of demi-god Perseus as he braves the dangerous underworld to rescue his father Zeus from Ares and Hades as they loose ancient titans among the world.
The film is directed by Jonathan Liebesman (“Battle Los Angeles”), and stars Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Édgar Ramírez, Rosamund Pike, Bill Nighy and Danny Huston.
I wasn’t a huge fan of the first film in this series, so I had reasonably low expectations for this one. I can say this this film is better than “Clash,” but by how much?
The acting was decent, but this film just seems to prove even more that Worthington isn’t a very good leading man. He delivered some pretty bad lines in this film, but that’s the writers fault, as well. But I’ll get to the writing later.
The rest of the cast was good as well, but Neeson and Fiennes stole the show of course. I think that they were the best thing to come out of both movies in this series.
If you’ve seen the first film, then you know that it had quite a few impressive action sequences. This film has many, many more of those. This is one of the film’s strongest attributes, as there are a ton of titans who our protagonists face off against.
Some of these fights were very gratifying and pulled you into the movie, while others were very short-lived and felt rather unsatisfying. The final fight scene of the movie, however, was very well put together and was just astonishing from a visual standpoint.
The writing in this film was very bad at times, but decent in others. This isn’t the worst writing of the year, but there are plenty of cringe-worthy lines. Not much more to say than that.
Now, I saw this film in 3D, and it was pretty cool. There were a few gimmicks, but it was still a huge step up from the horrible 3D in the first film.
This isn’t a horrible film by any means. This is a good movie. Overall, I give “Wrath of the Titans” a 3 out of 5.
Adam Rolseth is a teen movie reviewer and frequent contributor to SWRNN.