Wrath of the Titans
By JAMES LUMPKIN – Guest Writer
Screaming and shouting surrounds Perseus as he is chased by a Chimera, a fearsome two-headed, fire-breathing creature with the body of a lion and a tail tipped with a serpent’s head. Perseus dives in and out of destroyed homes to avoid the creature’s fiery breath. He suddenly sees chains and wraps them around the beast’s necks and screams, “Come on! What are you waiting for?”
Wrath of the Titans, directed by Jonathan Liebesman, was released on March 30 and stars Sam Worthington as Perseus.
Wrath of the Titans (2012) is the sequel Clash of the Titans, released in 2009. Wrath continues the story of Perseus, (Sam Worthington) son of Zeus, years after the end of the first movie. The sequel makes improvements on a lot of elements that were absent in the first film, mainly the presence of the Titans. Contradictory to its name, Clash of the Titans had no Titans. However, Wrath of the Titans is full of the dark-hearted creatures. You can expect to see appearances from Kratos, the Cyclopes and many more death-dealing monsters from various tales in Greek mythology in this action-packed sequel.
Clash of the Titans entertained audiences with its extensive use of Computer Generated Imagery action sequences, but Wrath takes the special effects to a higher level. The movie is visually-appealing, from the background scenery to the huge Titan fights. In some scenes, it looks so good that you would have never known that they did not actually film with a ninety-foot tall Cyclops.
The actors themselves completely embody their mythological characters, from Hade’s (Ralph Fiennes) sunken and pale face to Zeus’ (Liam Neeson) somewhat shining and glorious appearance. Wrath of the Titans does a fantastic job of portraying the Greek myths as well as the descriptions of the gods described in such tales as the Iliad.
Wrath of the Titans marries a forgetful story with great action sequences. At times it gives off a bit of a “daddy complex” between Zeus and Perseus and feels a bit too similar to the first film. If fans of mythology are looking for a CGI-filled action movie with roaring monsters, then Wrath of the Titans is the movie to see. In the end, this movie is not in any way a “must-see.”