Movie Review: Wrath of the Titans

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Released: 3/30/12

Wrath of the Titans, sequel to Clash of the Titans, got some bad reviews.  While I can sort of see why, I didn’t think it was that bad.  I am a sucker for anything Greek mythology-related, so that may influence my opinion toward the positive.  Wrath of the Titans is an action-adventure movie with an actual plot, which is more than I can say for many action-adventure movies (doesn’t stop me from enjoying those occasionally though).

Wrath of Titans returns to Perseus, son of Zeus, at a time when the gods are no longer in favor – temples have crumbled, no one prays to them anymore.  And, now, I’ll say good-bye to readers who don’t know Greek mythology, because there are about to be a lot of names coming up.  If you don’t know the Greek gods, the next couple sentences will be very confusing.  Ares, jealous of Zeus’ love for Perseus, and Hades jealous of Zeus period, conspire to betray Zeus and release Kronos.  Zeus is captured and bound and drained of his power to release Kronos.  Poseidon escapes the trap to warn Perseus that Zeus has been captured.  So Perseus sets out to save his father, and walla [sic] an actual plot.

My favorite part was when Kronos is being released – a volcano erupts with fire demons.  The army standing against them launches fireballs against the demons – literally trying to fight fire with fire.   I’m not sure what they expected fireballs to do against something that came out of a volcano – cool them off maybe?

Is Wrath of Titans a great movie?  Ha! No.  It is a passable movie, but it isn’t nearly as bad as the critics say.  If you like Greek mythology and action-adventure, then it is a fine movie to pass the time.  If you don’t like either, stay far, far away from this movie, you will hate it.

 

WWYT Rating: 6.9

IMDB Rating 5.8

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