Director Jonathan Liebesman's Wrath of the Titans is a sequel that's better than the original only because Clash of the Titans set the bar so low. Luckily for us, we didn't manage to catch the first movie which means we're only going to review this one as is. Read on for the synopsis (possible spoilers ahead!):
A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus (Sam Worthington) —the demigod son of Zeus (Liam Neeson)—is attempting to live a quieter life as a village fisherman and single parent to his 10-year old son, Helius.
Meanwhile in the gloomy abyss of the underworld Tartarus, Kronos, father of the long-ruling brothers Zeus, Hades (Ralph Fiennes) and Poseidon (Danny Huston) threatens to escape and wreak havoc on the world. Zeus is betrayed by his brother Hades and his other son Ares (Edgar Ramirez) so Perseus has to step in to save the day.
Joining him on this quest is warrior Queen Andromeda (Rosamund Pike), Poseidon’s demigod son, Argenor (Toby Kebbell), and fallen god Hephaestus (Bill Nighy). They journey to the underworld to rescue Zeus, overthrow the Titans and save mankind.
For those into Greek mythology, you'd think sitting down for almost 2 hours of this would be a good thing. Unfortunately, the only reason to catch Wrath of the Titans is for the endless array of computer-generated boss fights. We're talking disgusting chimeras, 30-foot-tall cyclops, undead warriors with two torsos and the fiery Kronos himself.
All the effort put towards the visual effects does a good job in distracting you from the film's low points: stilted acting, wooden dialogue, and chaos-driven plot. So make sure you catch it in 3D!
Wrath of the Titans hits theaters on March 30th, 2012.