‘Wrath of the Titans 3D’ review27/04/2012 # 08:05 # Impressing - entertainment and lifestyle # No Comment
Well, not wanting to turn down a movie showing at the Il Grande, Monte Casino’s mega-cinema, I chose to see Wrath of the Titans over Paul Rudd and Zooey Deschanel’s Our Idiot Brother, and although I heard good things about the latter, I’m pretty happy with the decision I made!
A follow up to Clash of the Titans, Wrath of the Titans saves a bit of face for its predecessor. Clash received negative reviews for the ‘appalling’ 3D (which was definitely not worth the extra money you pay) and its massacre of the original storyline. Wrath, however, brings its own flavour and isn’t trying to fill the shoes of an epic movie that couldn’t possibly be re-made with the same style and fervour as the original. The storyline, acting, 3D and special effects in general are all superb, and Liam Neeson looks a little less ridiculous because he isn’t wearing an overly-sparkly cape. Sam Worthington does, in truth, not pull of his perm with any style, but with some luck he spends a great deal of the movie sweaty or drenched in water and so it gradually loses its curl and he slowly begins to resemble more of a man.
The 3D was pretty spectacular and was definitely paid attention to this time around, and all the mythical monsters look amazing (especially the Titans themselves and the three Cyclops). The choreography of the fights was very impressive and Neeson and Fiennes (as in Ralph Fiennes) make a powerful duo of sibling-Gods who obviously have some bad blood. Despite his perm, Sam Worthington makes for a believable Demi-God and also portrays the role of being a father very well (although I must admit I wish they hadn’t introduced a child into the movie). Rosamund Pike plays a beautiful Andromeda and certainly represents women in a spectacular light, mostly placed on par with her male co-stars when it comes to her ability to wield a sword and lead a battle. Toby Kebbell was introduced as a very likeable Agenor who also provided some comedic relief with his proud quips and inability to see flaws within himself.
The directing and script were an improvement on the first film and left a lot of room for the actors to flex their muscles (both with regards to their acting ability and literally). The costumes were also a lot more believable this time around and the labyrinths and landscapes they encounter are very well portrayed.
If you’re a fan of Greek mythology and epic films, give this a chance. Don’t let the first movie affect your decision as the two cannot be compared! If you found Immortals boring or you didn’t like the premise of other mythological movies such as Troy, you probably won’t enjoy this! Perhaps consider 21 Jump Street (click here for the review) or The Hunger Games (book and movie review here).