Wrath of the Titans : Movie Review

"Wrath of the Titans" is a step up from its predecessor "Clash of the Titans" in just about every way. It's also the best of what's become a slew of sword and sandal epics recently including Tarsem Singh's incomprehensible "Immortals" which shares some of the same characters as Wrath of the Titans. This film's saving grace is the story's simplicity. Make no mistake, this is a special effects movie and if there's one thing that screws up a special effects movie its a labyrinthian plot. Wrath of the Titans story is straight forward and easy to comprehend even if you don't don't know the difference between a god and a titan.

It's 10 years since Perseus (Sam Worthington), the demigod son of Zeus, slayed the Krakken and he's been frittering away his life catching fish and taking the kid to school. One evening his father (Zeus, played by Liam Nesson) pays him a call with a dire tale to tell. The gods - who depend on human prayers to sustain them - are losing their grip. People have lost faith and are abandoning the temples in droves. This by itself is not such a bad thing but, as Zeus tells Perseus, the withering of the gods means they no longer have sufficient power to contain the titans, long imprisoned in Mount Tartarus. Said titans, now with a substantial bitch to pitch are beginning to escape and soon Kronos himself may find a way out. That would not be good. Kronos is the father of the gods and not someone to be trifled with. This isn't the place to go into his whole backstory but if you're not familiar with him, well, let's just say that he and his spawn (including Poseidon, Hades and Zeus) don't have a loving history. Zeus needs all the help he can get to try and stop the titans from taking over and destroying the world.

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Author : Chris Stopper