Wrath Of The Titans REVIEW
The creature's farts were even more terrifying.
Release Date: 30 March 2012
12A | 99 minutes
Distributor: Warner Bros
Director: Jonathan Liebesman
Cast: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Rosamund Pike, Toby Kebbell
Just so you know straight off: Wrath Of The Titans is better than the first film. Not much better, mind you – Clash was an overblown, messy clunker with terrible 3D that just about redeemed itself with a decent Kraken. Wrath is also overblown and messy, but at least the 3D’s better. And thankfully it fixes the biggest problem with the first film: the fact that hero Perseus (Sam Worthington) is supposed to fall in love with Andromeda (here played by Rosamund Pike rather than Alexa Davalos), which is the centrepiece of the entire Greek myth. Now that the two leads are actually hot for each other, it makes a lot more sense.
The plot’s a load of tosh about Zeus being held captive in Tartarus so that his imprisoned daddy, Kronos, can suck his powers and destroy the world, but it’s hard to care. Perseus wanders about trying to bond with fellow demigods while random Titans skirmish and blow things up – all of them rendered in CGI that moves so bloody quickly that you couldn’t pick them out of a lineup afterwards. Toby Kebbell is largely entertaining as Poseidon’s son, Agenor, and Bill Nighy revels in a curious cameo as Hephaestus, with shades of both Gollum and his rockstar character from Love Actually thrown in.
It’s exactly what you’d expect – underwhelming – right up until Kronos takes shape, which is when we finally get a marvellous, lingering look at some glorious fiery CGI in action. If you make it through to the end, it’s almost worth the wait.
Read our feature on the best and worst Greek mythology films.
Watch five Wrath Of The Titans clips.
Watch the most recent Wrath Of The Titans trailer.