Wrath of the Titans (2012)

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Critic Consensus: Its 3D effects are an improvement over its predecessor's, but in nearly every other respect, Wrath of the Titans fails to improve upon the stilted acting, wooden dialogue, and chaos-driven plot of the franchise's first installment.


Movie Info

A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus-the demigod son of Zeus-is attempting to live a quieter life as a village fisherman and the sole parent to his 10-year old son, Helius. Meanwhile, a struggle for supremacy rages between the gods and the Titans. Dangerously weakened by humanity's lack of devotion, the gods are losing control of the imprisoned Titans and their ferocious leader, Kronos, father of the long-ruling brothers Zeus, Hades and Poseidon. Perseus cannot … More

Rating: PG-13 (for intense sequences of fantasy violence and action)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Greg Berlanti, David Leslie Johnson, Dan Mazeau
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 26, 2012
Box Office: $83.6M
Runtime:
Warner Bros. - Official Site

Cast


as Agenor

as Andromeda

as Hephaestus

as Poseidon

as Helius

as Korrina

as Elite Guard No. 1

as Elite Guard No. 2

as Prison Warden

as Theodulus

as Soldier 1

as Soldier 2

as Villager 1
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Critic Reviews for Wrath of the Titans

All Critics (165) | Top Critics (33)

Movies like this are often called "video game" movies, since they're basically a series of interstitial "story" scenes plopped in to transition to and from the fighting scenes. But this is an insult to video games.

Full Review… | June 23, 2013
Deadspin

Wrath of the Titans is a welcome improvement but if you didn't like the first film, this sequel is not going to reverse your negative opinion.

Full Review… | October 2, 2012
ScreenRant

...it would seem like [Worthington] was inoculated against charisma as a child.

Full Review… | September 27, 2012
The Aristocrat

[I]f you are planning on seeing it, do yourself a favor and stick with good old fashioned 2-D. However, if you want to do yourself a bigger favor, you should just skip it altogether

Full Review… | September 16, 2012
Examiner.com

Admittedly, Wrath of the Titans is a step up from its predecessor but that's not saying a whole lot. It's by no means a good film and unless you really enjoyed the first film, there's no reason you should see this.

Full Review… | September 15, 2012
We Got This Covered

With every inch of screen filled with pixel paint and indistinguishable action, the whole thing just became mind-numbing to watch.

Full Review… | September 13, 2012
TheShiznit.co.uk

Audience Reviews for Wrath of the Titans

Or, "she works hard for the money", cause that's all this one amounts to, a grab for cash. Some of that CGI money could've been spent on the writers, but noooo. And you get what you pay for. Rosamund Pike though adds needed verve to the proceedings.

ApeneckFletcher
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

½

Colour me amazed! what in the name of Greek buggery has happened here?! The first film was a complete and utter abomination which brought shame upon Hollywood, it wasn't good enough to buff the boots of the original. I still don't think anyone knows what Harryhausen thought of it.

So I didn't have high hopes for this sequel, which I think is understandable. But to my amazement this franchise has done a complete U-turn and actually come up with a semi decent film, well at least in looks anyway.

Bottom line this is a monster mash of epic proportions, its takes the concept of the original Harryhausen masterpiece and expands it ten fold with dazzling imagery. This is really what they should have done with the first remake instead of making crap up, but what I really can't get my head around is why this sequel looks SO MUCH BETTER than the first! The last film had the Kraken which did look damn fine, but even that doesn't come close to anything in this sequel.

All the monsters here look terrific, yes there is a time lapse between films of course but the divide between quality here is huge!! What can I say about Kronos...a colossus of an effect, eye popping! I haven't been so impressed by a CGI effect since Gods knows when, I can't remember. He just looked stunning, stunningly real, as if they actually did awaken a real god from the fiery depths of the underworld, colour me stunned! The only creature I didn't like was the Minotaur which looked like a naff character from 'Mortal Kombat' (Motaro without his horse back end).

To be brutally honest the film is kept alive by the effects, the rest of the film is filled with pitiful acting and some of the most bizarre collection of accents for ancient Greece ever. The hero has an Aussie accent, Bill Nighy for some reason uses a Yorkshire accent (Northern England), how on earth they came to that decision I don't know. Finally you have Agenor who is said to be a thief so of course they give him a London cockney accent! why?? what are they implying?

Yes the film is basic pantomime but so was the original classic. The cast list isn't quite as impressive as the classic but it suffices and everybody does their bit to try for that grandiose epic taste. The whole film does look really really good with lovely locations, great costumes, beautiful landscapes and a solid score.

In short I think they have finally captured the classic fun adventurous look of ancient Greek mythology just as they did all those years ago with classic films like 'Jason and the Argonauts'. Yes this sequel does follow pretty much the same pattern as the first, ending with a big monster to battle in the exact same way with virtually the same outcome, but because it all looks so crisp you really don't mind or notice too much.

This new film gives you exactly what we wanted all along and what the classic did perfectly...well created mythological monsters. For once the CGI does do the trick as it should and could if used properly. Ignore the first film this is what you've been waiting for, hopefully the third will continue the goodness.

phubbs1
Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

I personally felt that the sequel to the remake of Clash of the Titans was much better movie than the remake itself. What made this film work more than the 2010 film was that it a better story, better performances and overall a bit more engaging action. The remake was a mess because the action was all over the place, and you simply lost interest after a while. With Wrath of Titans, they seemed to take a step back, and focus more on a writing a better story, with effective action that would please fantasy fans. The film is far from perfect, but overall it's a satisfying movie that might surprise viewers that hated the Clash of the Titans remake. The run time is shorter, thus it gets to the point fairly quickly and in the case of this film, it's a big plus because, the original just tried too hard at being grand, ambitious and epic, and in turn it turned out to be a tiresome mess of a film, one that wasn't worth investing your time in, and it showed plenty of weak points instead of strengths because it copied the 80's original, instead of trying to come up with a new angle to tell the story. The filmmakers have succeeded at crafting an entertaining movie with lots of action that is not boring or dull, and it's got a good story as well, maybe not the best, but far better than its predecessor. This is not great cinema, but it's a fun, entertaining popcorn action fantasy film if you're in the right frame of mind to watch. The film won't get any awards, but it's not bad either. I was very much entertained by this follow-up, and considering it follows-up a remake, they managed to make it better than its predecessor.

TheDudeLebowski65
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

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