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Wrath of the Titans Reviews

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
March 30, 2012
For those with a burning curiosity to know how The Lord of the Rings as directed by Michael Bay might look, Wrath of the Titans provides an idea.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
March 30, 2012
What it lacks are the very elements that made the first movie such a surprise: wit and nerve.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
March 30, 2012
This feeble followup to 2010's godawful Clash of the Titans sucketh the mighty big one.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
March 30, 2012
Worthington remains a distinctly humourless hero, which makes you long for the likes of a prime-time Harrison Ford or Arnold Schwarzenegger, who knew how to make a fondue out of cheese.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Globe and Mail
March 30, 2012
The father of the gods turned out to be a CGI-created, lava-spewing, mountain-sized creature with smudgy features and all the eloquence of a belch.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
March 30, 2012
A movie in which whole sequences consist of nothing but guys fighting stiff computer images. Such scenes would be boring even were they done well, but these scenes aren't done well.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Andy Webster
New York Times
March 30, 2012
At least it doesn't take itself too seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
March 30, 2012
This big-budget production will probably look terrific in IMAX, but what you'll mostly see in "Wrath" is the spectacle of Hollywood spending money in all the wrong places.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
March 30, 2012
The good news is: "Wrath" is a much better film than "Clash" - lighter, more agile, with much better special effects and pretty decent 3-D.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
March 30, 2012
A journey back to an ancient time when gods walked the earth, monsters breathed fire and stout-hearted warriors wore adorable leather cheerleader skirts with strappy gladiator sandals.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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William Goss
Film.com
March 30, 2012
Doesn't drag in doling out familiar sensations.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
March 29, 2012
Maybe it's just my imagination, but Sam Worthington seems to be getting slightly less stiff as an actor. He now smiles occasionally, and he's at least risen to the soulful inexpressiveness of the young Ryan O'Neal.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
March 29, 2012
Countless boring sword-and-sandal skirmishes, none of which feel remotely suspenseful, until the hugeness of it all becomes a mildly passable joke.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
March 29, 2012
While the special effects are sharper than in Clash of the Titans, the dialogue is equally uninspired.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
March 29, 2012
Wrath radiates the straight-forward, straight-faced pleasures of the mytho-muscular epics, like Hercules and Jason and the Argonauts, produced in Europe a half-century ago.
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Reuben Pereira
Miami Herald
March 29, 2012
[A] loud and agonizingly dull sequel that inherits all the problems that plagued its predecessor - and then some.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
March 29, 2012
This is pure product, a movie desperately without energy or enthusiasm of any kind.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
March 29, 2012
When the Titans last clashed two years ago, their dialogue was idiotic, their plot machinations impenetrable and their 3-D process an add-on disaster. The best I can say for this sequel-not such a bad best-is that you'll want to keep your 3-D glasses on.
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
March 29, 2012
Though the film shortchanges us on the promise of its title, providing only one titan, it is overkill in most other regards.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
March 29, 2012
Rarely has a film so equally balanced macho and nacho...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Tom Russo
Boston Globe
March 29, 2012
[Perseus] just doesn't feel as motivated here. He's Complacent Rocky, when "Wrath'' needs Eye-of-the-Tiger Rocky. At least the 3-D passes muster.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
March 29, 2012
The biggest fault is that comparatively little attention is given to the monsters. We see a swish of tail here, a giant foot there, but too often we're denied a lingering look at the destroyers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
March 29, 2012
To prefer Wrath of the Titans to its predecessor, the 2010 remake Clash of the Titans, is like saying that a punch in the stomach is better than a knee to the groin.
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
March 29, 2012
As a ragingly inessential sequel to a remake of a film based on Greek mythology, Wrath Of The Titans is shopworn and derivative even by the degraded standards of contemporary blockbuster filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
March 29, 2012
The actual story is incoherent, and the choppily paced movie is too short to develop the characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Guy Lodge
Time Out
March 29, 2012
The ensuing good-natured idiocy is tempered with wit and self-awareness: the prospect of further additions to this franchise no longer sounds like divine punishment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
March 29, 2012
You get an idea of who the major players are, and then they spend a modest amount of time shouting laughable dialogue at one another while being all but forced off the screen by special effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Randy Myers
San Jose Mercury News
March 28, 2012
It takes a CliffsNotes approach to mythology, fleecing it of both the drama and the fun. The gods certainly won't be smiling on this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jake Coyle
Associated Press
March 28, 2012
Perhaps Liebesman, whose previous movie was the grim "Battle: Los Angeles," is too drawn to the spectacle of battle to find the balance of camp and seriousness a patently ludicrous film such as "Wrath of Titans" seeks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
March 28, 2012
Not a gigantic leap forward for cinema but, armed with a new director, a new story and the return of a trying-harder Worthington and good ol' Liam Neeson as a put-upon Zeus, a marked upgrade in quality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies
March 28, 2012
There's little about this picture to really endear the viewer after the whole thing wraps. That said, while it's happening, the sensationalism is, well, pretty sensational
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Andrew Barker
Variety
March 28, 2012
It's a mess too, but it's far more defensible as a lazy Sunday lark for those who have just recently outgrown action figures.
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Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter
March 28, 2012
A relentlessly mechanical piece of work that will not or cannot take the imaginative leaps to yield even fleeting moments of awe, wonder or charm.