A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus-the demigod son of Zeus-is attempting to live a quieter life as a village fisherman and the sole parent to his 10-year old son, Helius. Meanwhile, a struggle for supremacy rages between the gods and the Titans. Dangerously weakened by humanity's lack of devotion, the gods are losing control of the imprisoned Titans and their ferocious leader, Kronos, father of the long-ruling brothers Zeus, Hades and Poseidon.
Perseus braves the treacherous underworld to rescue his father, Zeus, captured by his son, Ares, and brother Hades who unleash the ancient Titans upon the world.
After Clash of the Titans, I expected a lot from a sequel... especially being the Greek Mythology Nut I am.
Wrath delivers everything I hoped for and then some.
Sam Worthington returns as Perseus... he's dead on when it comes to this role. He's so believable as a demi-god who doesn't want the power but doesn't want to not help his father Zeus who again is played by the GREAT Liam Neeson. Again returning is Ralph Fiennes as (my personal favorite) Hades, ruler of the Underworld. Liam and Ralph are SO believable as God brothers and they have this huge chemistry when acting together.
Now new additions to the cast such as Rosamund Pike as Andromeda (whom I totally loved by the way), Toby Kebbell as Agenor (who made me laugh several times but didn't turn the story too much toward comedy), and Edgar Ramirez as Ares made Wrath of the Titans a really well rounded cast. I was pleased to see Bill Nighy as Hephaestus... he's one of my favorite actors and to see him is ALWAYS a pleasure but he was a VERY good Hephaestus with his babbling and "One last godly thing...".
Anyway... on to the creatures...
The Chimera wasn't half bad. I would have rather it not look so damn rough but hey... whatever. It wasn't the beast I was looking forward to. The 3 Cyclopes were VERY well done and believable. I enjoyed seeing them done in a way that didn't rob the story ... and it actually lived up to what I think (and probably most people think) a Cyclops should look. The Minotaur... while done in a believable way was not in the movie enough. The whole Minotaur fight was brief and really could have been explored more. And finally... Kronos the father of Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades. I was extremely pleased that they made Kronos so well. He kept his Titan stature but wasn't too overly huge making it a very well done effect.
Between the Effects, Acting, and the story in general... Wrath of the Titans is very enjoyable. The ending got to me... but of course, as a fan of Greek Mythology... it was supposed to get to me.
Another one of these movies that had to be ruined by poor directing. It starts out way too fast and yet again the ending is poor where the main enemy is defeated right away. Why can't they get a director or writers that actually know what they are doing? Then they throw in the fact that he has a son now. I don't understand why they always have to ruin sequels by giving the main character offspring! I am a fan of Greek mythology so that helped make this movie better for me. But if you are not a fan of mythology then I don't think that you will view this movie very highly. 5/10
I'm gonna be honest- i am a HUGE fan of the 1981 version of Clash of the Titans even though by today's special effects standards it's a bit cheesy. So when Clash of the Titans was re-made I was excited to see it, and like most people- was horribly disappointed at the action, and the 3-D effects. So my expectations for Wrath of the Titans was low. Maybe that helped here because I found this sequel to be a bit better. This is not to say that it was memorable, and the 3-D, while better, was still lacking in any excitement. But it did hold my attention. It is wall to wall action, and short on dailogue, so that in this case helped the movie.