Do you ever wonder how a movie that was panned by critics and the public, like 2010’s Clash of the Titans could possibly receive a sequel? Grossing nearly $500 million worldwide was more than enough incentive for Warner Bros. to green light another godly battle in Wrath of the Titans.
In this sequel, Greek demigod (half human, half god) Perseus treks down to the depths of the underworld to rescue his imprisoned father Zeus.
Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, and Ralph Fiennes reprise their roles and are able to deliver better performances with the improved script from a fresh trio of writers. Of the entire cast, the only memorable performance came from Bill Nighy as the comically, albeit slightly insane blacksmith to the gods.
Jonathan Liebesman (Battle Los Angeles) was brought in to take the reins as director and gives the screenplay better flow than his predecessor.
Everyone who, in 2010, watched Clash of the Titans in 3D will remember the horribly rushed treatment (simply used as a cash-grab after Avatar’s astonishing success). This movie has also received a post-production 3D treatment which surprisingly turned out better than the first film. However, the inconsistent depth and multiple jumping-out-of-the-screen effects do not equal a worthwhile 3D experience.
Last but not least, beware of the poorly mastered dialogue, which is difficult to comprehend during a number of scenes.
Bottom Line: There is some entertainment to be had from this sequel, but nothing worth more than a rental to enjoy in the comfort of your own home.
Runtime: 99 minutes