Sunday, April 1, 2012

Wrath of the Titans

Movie Name: Wrath of the Titans
Year of Release: 2012
Director: Jonathan Liebesman
Stars: Sam Worthington, Rosamund Pike, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Toby Kebbell, Edgar Ramirez, Bill Nighy, Danny Huston, John Bell, Lily James
Genre: Action, Adventure
Score out of ten (whole numbers only): 1

Director Jonathan Liebesman is back, following his mediocre film "Battle Los Angeles". "Wrath of the Titans" is a sequel to Louis Letterier's "Clash of Titans" from 2010. The film follows the story of Perseus, whose wife has passed away recently and who is raising a young son by himself. Perseus is a fisherman and the son of Zeus. Zeus appeals to his son for his help, since he fears there is a conspiracy taking place to destroy all of the Greek Gods. Perseus resists his father, but later is forced to battle in order to save him and the world from the brink of destruction.
"Wrath of the Titans" is a big special effects spectacle, that tries to be entertaining, however it's a film that ultimately falls prey of many cliches. Amongst the cliches, there is the reluctant main hero having to deal with the legacy of his father, the funny sidekick, the strong resourceful female figure. The film is terminally badly written - there isn't a cliche that this film doesn't touch, and it's painful to watch actors such as Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes, having to deal with such inane dialogue. The special effects feel at certain points poorly executed - this is without a doubt a film that doesn't work in any department. For all the noise that it creates, it's certainly sad to see that it offers no substance and no entertainment. A terrible film to be avoided at all costs.