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(2.5 STARS) Weak Story and Flat Characters, Though Entertaining Visually,
This review is from: Wrath of the Titans (DVD)
Only two years have passed since "Clash of the Titans." I was not much impressed with the film's dull story and weak acting, except that of Liam Neeson playing Zeus. Visuals were pretty good (I didn't see the film in 3D) though it lacked the imagination of Ray Harryhausen. Now its sequel "Wrath of the Titans" arrives, which is neither better nor worse than "Clash," visually or story-wise.
Sam Worthington is back as demi-god warrior Perseus, now a father of a ten-year-old son Helius (John Bell). This time Perseus, together with Queen Andromeda (Rosamund Pike), sets out to rescue the captive Zeus and save the world from the Titans. I don't know how they could capture the almighty god. Also, sorry if I am wrong, but I think I saw only one Titan. Well, I think you see my point. Storytelling is not the strength of "Wrath of the Titans," just like its predecessor.
For the sequel to "Clash of the Titans," Jonathan Liebesman (whose previous work was an effect-ridden alien invasion action "Battle Los Angeles") takes up the director's helm. "Wrath of the Titans" looks more like a series of computer graphic combat sequences than an adventure tale based on Greek mythology. It feels like a video game, where a hero defeats his opponent(s) and proceeds to the next battle. Veterans like Ralph Fiennes, Danny Huston, Liam Neeson and Bill Nighy appear, but their roles are mostly forgettable.
Perhaps the best part of the film is the dazzling effects of a gigantic lava dripping Titan. The rest of the film is about the uninteresting hero's endless battles.