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Wrath of the Titans: New In Theaters Review

It’s been ten years since Perseus (Sam Worthington) defeated the giant Kraken, and since then he has tried to live a normal life as a fisherman. Raising his 10 year old son Helius (John Bell) by himself since the death of his wife, he has tried to leave his demigod past behind him. When his father Zeus (Liam Neeson) pays him a visit and tells him that the gods are losing their powers due to a lack of prayer from the mortals, he tells Perseus that he is the only one that can stop the inevitable battle that is about to begin between the gods and the titans. Persius tells his father that he wants nothing to do with their war, and that he is satisfied with the life he is leading. Meanwhile the titans are breaking out of their imprisonments in the underworld and wreaking havoc on the humans. Knowing that they have little chance of stopping the titans and the inevitable release of Kronos, the father of Zeus, Hades (Ralph Fiennes), and Poseidon (Danny Huston); Hades makes an alliance with Ares (Edgar Ramirez), Zeus’s godly son. They capture Zeus to use his last remaining godly powers to strengthen up Kronos, so that he can release himself from his imprisonment in Tartarus, a fiery abyss in the underworld.

Persius is left with no choice but to join in the battle to save his father and all of humanity. He is joined by Queen Andromeda (Rosamund Pike) and Hephaestus (Bill Nighy). Persius also gets a visit from Poseidon, who informs him that he has a demigod son as well named Agenor (Toby Kebbell). He tells him that Agenor will be the only one capable of finding the way into the Underworld in order to save Zeus, and find the weapons needed to defeat Kronos. They embark on their journey to save mankind, but will they reach Zeus in time, before all of his power is drained from his body.

Many people who were fans of the 1981 film Clash of the Titans said they didn’t like the 2010 remake. I myself thought it was a pretty good enough effort. It did stray in certain parts from the original story, but overall I thought it was a decent enough film. Now with this new Titans movie we are given a whole new story, to continue the adventures of Persius. They have added an adequate amount of giant monsters for him to do battle with, and the story isn’t all that bad. The effects were once again amazing, if not better than the first movie, and the battle scenes in my opinion out-shined the first movie. I didn’t really appreciate the first film being done in 3D, as it really didn’t serve any extra purpose to the film, other than bringing the audience closer to the action. I did like they way the 3D was used in this one though. This 3D version had parts in the film where the 3D effects actually had you experiencing the action that was going on, and that’s what I expect when I see a movie that is 3-demensional. I felt Sam Worthington and Liam Neeson had a good chemistry in this second movie and it showed on the screen. The new actors who joined the cast also did good jobs in their roles. There were a few battle scenes with giant opponents, but I felt the best ones were the two-headed Chimera, and the Minotaur. The conjoined soldier looking creatures, called the Makhai, were also cool to watch, but the action moved to quick to really get a fix on it all. Lastly Kronos, which reminded me of the same expectation of the coming of the Kraken in the first film, didn’t really live up to the hype, once again just like the Kraken in the first film.

Overall it was a good action packed film, which may have even been better than the first movie. I gave the movie 2 ½ titans out of 4. I wasn’t disappointed with the story or the 3D effects. The movie runs 1 hour and 38 minutes. It was rated PG-13 for intense sequences of fantasy violence and action. It was directed by Jonathan Liebesman. It was written by Dan Mazeau, David Leslie Johnson, Steve Knight, and Greg Berlanti, from source material from Beverley Cross. The movie was distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution.

You’re sweating like a human… next it will be tears. – Hades
Next movie reviewed: TBD

Eric Williamshttp://www.gstylemag.com
Born in Harlem, raised in the Bronx. Chilled in Brooklyn, drove through Queens, and took a boat to Staten Island. A true New Yorker.

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