Wrath of the Titans review

Director:
Jonathan Liebesman
Cast:
Sam Worthington
Liam Neeson
Ralph Fiennes
Edgar Ramirez
Rosamund Pike
Rated: PG-13

How does Sam Worthington keep getting more bland with each movie?

“Wrath of the Titans” is the follow-up to the 2010 film “Clash of the Titans.” In this installment, we find our protagonist Perseus (Worthington), the demigod son of Zeus (Neeson) trying to live a normal life as a fisherman. However Zeus informs Perseus that the Gods are losing their power and need to re seal the titans, especially Zeus’ father Chronos to stop the end of the world.

Perseus declines and Zeus tries to do it with just the help of Posiden and his other son Ares, however Ares teams up with Hades (Fiennes) and defeats Posiden and capture Zeus. Because of this, the only hope left for the world is Perseus, and he must team up with the Queen of Greece Andromeda (Pike) and Posiden’s demigod son Agenor (Ramirez).

The general story isn’t that bad in theory and works for a fantasy adventure film. However its execution was done horribly. The whole film feels boring due to it’s lack of developing anything in it. In fact it barely developed scenes, they just ended surprisingly fast and it was on to the next part. The whole picture is rushed and by the end of it there is no impact whatsoever.

The characters are probably the worst part. Sam Worthington’s Perseus just feels bland and had no screen presence. The same can be said about Andromeda played by Rosamund Pike, her character might have well been titled “Love Interest,” since the only thing she’s used for in the film is mainly a very forced romance with Perseus.

There were some bright spots in the cast. Both Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes bring a good level of experience to the picture and make their characters interesting. To be honest a film following around the story of Zeus and Hades would be way more fun to watch.

Another character who wasn’t too bad was Agenor, played by Dedgar Ramirez. Ramirez actually added some charisma and a bit of comic relief.

Another good piece were the special effects. The different creatures and mystical weapons looked great, making for some nice visuals. However, I feel this was another piece that was poorly executed. I remember back to last year’s “Immortals” which had some crazy action scenes that were really exciting, this barely had any. In fact I can only think of one or two scenes that really used the special effects in a battle scene to their full measure.

“Wrath of the Titans” was incredibly boring with characters that were, for the most part, dull. Even though parts of the film were nice to look at I just didn’t care enough to get into it. Even during some of the fight scenes I was just wanting it to be over so I could leave. 1 out of 5.

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Author: Matthew Liedke

My name is Matthew Liedke. I'm a reporter for the Bemidji Pioneer in Minnesota, but I also have a passion for the art of film. This passion led me to start writing about film in 2008. From 2008-2016 I wrote pieces at my own website, After the Movie Reviews. Then, from 2016-May 2018, my write-ups were featured on AreaVoices, a blog network run by Forum Communications Company. Today, I now write film reviews and other pieces here on Word Press. More about me: I'm a 2012 graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead where I studied journalism and film. Outside of film, I enjoy sports, video games, anime and craft beers.

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