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FTN reviews Wrath of the Titans

March 29th, 2012 by Big Phil 1 Comment

Wrath Of The Titans (12)
Directed by: Jonathan Liebesman
Starring: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson and Rosamund Pike
Running time: 99mins

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.

It’s been ten years since Perseus (Sam Worthington) defeated the Kraken and he has been leading a simple life of a fisherman with his young son Helius (John Bell). However, life for the great Zeus, Poseidon and Hades has not past so peacefully as they have found that their power has diminished due to the masses no longer worshipping them.
Hades (Ralph Fiennes), brother of Zeus (Liam Neeson), and Ares (Édgar Ramírez), son of Zeus, hatch a plan to release the imprisoned Cronus. Cronus, the father of Zeus and Hades, is weak and needs the strength of Zeus to regain his seat on earth as the most powerful ruler. As a result, Hades and Ares capture Zeus, and Cronus drains Zeus’ energy, until the point that he is strong enough to return to land…
With these perils facing the ancient world, Perseus joins Andromeda (Rosamund Pike), Queen of the Gods, and Agenor (Toby Kebbell), son of Poseidon, to rescue Zeus and restore the true balance in the ancient world.
Wrath of The Titans is a worthy sequel to the remake Clash of the Titans with an original story and engaging characters. The dialogue sadly “is what it is” but the special effects are truly spectacular. From the outset, the audience is sucked into this ancient world of Gods, Demi Gods (that’s a human who has a parent who is a God) and, of course, monsters, fiends and other unworldly and ancient evils.
It is in these action and fight scenes that the film excels. With superb smoke, fire, brimstone, lightning and not forgetting sword and shield, the CGI action leaps from the screen in ancient Greece.
It is perhaps just as well that the action scenes hold up for sadly the script is lacking in wit or intelligence. Despite the splendid cast, none of them are really challenged. Which is probably why the film works so well as it is purely an action adventure romp.
Director Jonathon Liebesman has intentionally kept the plot simple, the run time short and the action non-stop; all that leaves is for the audience to munch on their popcorn and cheer for their hero

4 out of 5 Nerd
Phil Wilce

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I arrived on Earth in 1977 and have virtually devoted my entire existence to cult films, television programmes and cartoons. I am a very big fan of Star Wars and Star Trek; I may struggle with foreign languages but I can order live Gagh in Klingon! I’m the Nerd that knows the trivia but I’m hopeless at sport!