Wrath of the Titans is the latest Warner Bros. title to hit the big screen. Following Clash the of Titans, the highly anticipated sequel promised to be a more gratifying with high-end visual effects and top notch 3D results. Now, promising is one thing but delivering is a different beast all together and in my opinion the beast conquered. As with many sequels before, the stigma of “Not as good as the first” falls onto this like a ton of brick.
Sam Worthington, Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson star once again as gods at war in “Wrath of the Titans,” under the direction of Jonathan Liebesman. A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus (Worthington)—the demigod son of Zeus (Neeson)—is attempting to live quietly as a village fisherman and the sole parent to his 10-year-old son, Helius but a new threat offers to take this all away. Perseus must find the courage once again to save what he treasures the most…
I want to start by admitting that the visual effects of the film are remarkable but there is such thing as too much. The CGI plastered all over this film was a little overwhelming in my opinion and somehow diminished what the actors were trying to achieve. The scale between special effects and acting was way to immense to ignore, thus giving the whole storyline a weak anecdote.
As expected, the seasoned actors of the film were Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes and the only reason this movie tolerable to watch. Their stagecraft was superb under the circumstances; but even as Gods they couldn’t make this film appealing. At this stage of the game, moviegoers are smarter now and will not compromise a good storyline for good special effects (a la Transformers: The Dark Side of the Moon). I believe that a good plot will triumph over every time (The Hunger Games)…
If you have the need to watch this film, I suggest going during matinee hour since I don’t feel is worth the full price of admission. For what I saw, I give this film 2 stars out of 5.
No Gods can save this
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