Wrath of the Titans is the follow-up to 2010’s cinematic bust Clash of the Titans, and unfortunately it doesn’t seem as if director Jonathan Liebesman learned anything from his previous bust Battle Los Angeles, because this film is pretty much the same class of awful.
The story is about Perseus (Sam Worthington) who has hung up his sword and armour for the simple life of a fisherman, when his father, the all-mighty Zeus, comes seeking his aid because the Gods are losing their power due to the fact that no one is praying to them any longer.
It is only after Zeus is kidnapped by his brother Hades (Ralph Fiennes) that Perseus decides to drop the fishing net and get back into battle mode.
There are quite a few things that contribute to this movie being pretty terrible, that it’s hard to pinpoint which was the biggest flaw. The script was stale and the acting was very generic. As the demi-god Perseus, Worthington is bland and very unconvincing and it’s so unfortunate that Neeson (who revives his role as Zeus in this sequel) decided to follow up his great performance in The Grey with this travesty of a movie.
According to the previews of this movie, the 3D was supposed to be the best use of 3D to date, but was far from this. It was choppy and essentially useless, the special effects also wore a little thin, which was extremely disappointing.
The only saving grace in the movie was the comedic relief provided by Toby Kebbell (of Rock N’ Rolla fame) in his role as Agenor, the half-god son of Poseidon, but Kebbell wasn’t given enough lines and a significant enough role to help save this epic disaster.
It should have been safe to assume that lessons would have been learned after the first Titans movie flopped so significantly, but alas this hasn’t happened and Wrath could quite possibly be worse than the first installment.
Hopefully Neeson and Fiennes got a huge pay day for this stinker, because audiences will have a hard time forgetting this one.