By Laura Varley
Wrath of the Titans is set 10 years after the not so great Clash of the Titans. Son of Zeus, Perseus (Sam Worthington) is trying to live a quiet life with his son Helius but their peace is shattered when Zeus (Liam Neeson) warns a war is coming.
Soon enough, Zeus is betrayed by his brother Hades (Ralph Fiennes) and son Aries (Edgar Ramirez), who plan to release their father, Cronus, a giant lava monster. Perseus’s peaceful life is shattered as he leaves his son behind to go on a quest to save Zeus and the universe.
The CGI is impressive, as a big budget film should be. The fantasy monsters look great and watching them run towards you in 3D is enough to make you flinch at times.
Plot-wise the film moves too fast. It is clearly a sequel so newer viewers may find it hard to keep up or connect with the characters. In fact, the film’s plot is so fast paced there is no time for character development at all, so the audience finds it hard to empathise with any of the protagonists.
There is little difference between the film structure in Wrath and Clash. Perseus is asked for help, he goes to seek help from others, fights a few monsters on the way and has a big battle at the end. It is too simple, with no twists or surprises which, even in a blockbuster, is disappointing.
Without the big stars, big budget and brilliant acting from the likes of Neeson and Fiennes, Wrath of the Titans would not be worth seeing. But if you are looking for a simple fantasy with some good monster fights, then maybe, just maybe you should catch this on blu-ray some time.