Wrath of the Titans – Movie Review
- Published on Monday, 02 April 2012 21:09
- Igor Hrenovac
Just got back from watching this movie and I consider it to be enjoyable experience. Something like the first part, „Clash of the Titans“, it’s not really heavy on the story, you got loads of great animations, almost constant action and fighting, the mythological creatures are made extremely good so I gotta say that Jonathan Liebesman has done a really good job with it. Also, adding to the experience of the movie we got almost the same crew from the Clash, Sam Worthington as Perseus, Liam Neeson as Zeus and Ralph Fiennes as Hades, who will actually be a good guy in this part.
New comers to the movie who made an excellent job in their roles are Édgar Ramírez as Ares, he was brilliant in making you hate Ares from almost the start of the movie right to the point where Perseus kills him. Toby Kebbell as Poseidon’s son Agenor, also known as “Navigator” a demigod like Perseus, he adds a bit to the small amount of laughs as playing the careless thief only to flip a page nearing the end of the movie and showing himself as a courageous and honorable person who wants to help in defeating Kronos. And for the last member of the party we have Rosamund Pike playing as queen Andromeda.
The story of the movie is what you can expect when you combine Greek mythology with Hollywood. An action movie with great animations and recreations of mythological beasts such as Chimeras, Cyclops, Minotaur and the main villain of the movie, a huge magma looking titan Kronos.
10 years have passed since the defeat of Kraken and Perseus has settled in a small fisherman village with his wife, former muse, Io. The story begins with funeral of Io and Perseus has to take care of their son Helios who he has promised that he will never have to raise a sword. But Zeus has a different plan for him instead. People have been worshiping gods less and less which in turn is making them weaker and because of that walls of Tartar are also becoming weak, releasing all kinds of monstrous creatures from Tartar. In hopes of strengthening the walls of Tartar, Poseidon and Zeus with his godly son Ares, come to the Underground realm in order to help Hades only to be betrayed by both Hades and Ares who made a pact with Kronos to capturing Zeus so they can bring Kronos back to life.
Learning all of this from dying Poseidon, Perseus ventures back home to gear up and go save his father only to be attacked by one of the escaped creatures, a Chimera. Vanquishing the evil creature, our hero reluctantly leaves his son Helios and goes on to the rescue mission. On this mission he gains the help of queen Andromeda, Poseidon’s son Agenor and a fallen god Hephaestus playing by excellent British actor Bill Nighy who tells him of an only weapon that can kill Kronos, Spear of Triam, that is gained by combining Zeus’s thunderbolt, Poseidon’s trident and Hades pitchfork. With all tasks finally known, rescuing of Zeus and obtaining the Spear of Triam, Perseus goes on a wild, action packed adventure in the depths of Underworld which you’ll just have check out yourself by watching the movie.
It’s a very good, enjoyable and relaxing movie, the cast is superb, director has made a great job of it and overall I would recommend you to watch if you love action, adventure, mythological movies. You can check Wrath of the Titans Trailer here.
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