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April 1, 2012

Wrath of the Titans (2012)

"You will learn someday that being half human, makes you stronger than a god..."



The demi-god, Perseus (Sam Worthington), son of Zeus was forced to leave his humble way of life and help to save the gods and mankind once more... This time, he battled Kronos - the evil father of Zeus (Liam Neeson), Hades (Ralph Fiennes) and Poseidon (Danny Huston)... 



Finally, the second installment of Clash of the Titans is now showing in the cinemas nationwide... I'm pretty excited about this movie because I'm a sucker for Greek god movies and the trailer looks kinda awesome... However, at the same time, I'm worried that the second is as disappointing as the first...

Special Effects

Looks like the production house, led by Jonathan Liebesman, the director, is quite generous with the special effects... I'm sure that the crew had been spending most of the production time working on making this movie looks great... I praise the awesome design of rampaging titans and monsters - Kronos, chimera and the two bodied soldiers - as all of them look colossal and frightening... 




The most impressive scene in terms of special effects is when Perseus battled Kronos at the end... The lava spills, flaming attacks and gigantic physical attacks are indeed well suited for 3D imaging... 

Same Formula

Wrath of the Titans uses the same formula as Clash in terms of the story : Gods in deep trouble, Perseus is forced to help, the journey begins, Perseus defeat gigantic enemy... So, is it a good thing or a bad thing? For me, it's bad... I didn't like the first one, therefore, because the story is quite the same, I also don't like the second one...

Acting

This time, they gave more material for Liam Neeson to work upon and that's pretty awesome... There's no need for me to elaborate how good Liam is as an actor... His performance was matched by Ralph Fiennes who played the role of Hades... Watching both Zeus and Hades fought side by side is indeed exciting...

I wished Zeus wore the shiny armor costume from Clash...


However, the lead, Sam Worthington was very stiff in his acting... He failed in portraying touching emotions when playing the Perseus being a father part... His effort to be subtly hilarious also win no laughs from the audience... It's better for him to be just in action scenes...



If u love the Clash, then the little improvement in Wrath would be very significant for you... Nevertheless, if u're not a fan of the first movie (like me), then, this one would remind you again about how average this movie is... 

Yes, this movie is not bad... It's just mediocre... 


2.5 out of 5 stars...

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