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Wrath of the Titans

Wrath of the Titans
Starring:
Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Edgar Ramirez, Toby Kebbell, Rosamund Pike and Bill Nighy


Rated: PG-13  
Reviewed by: Frank  
Release date: March 30, 2012 Released by: Warner Brothers

Liam Neeson's Zeus states during the film "this is the end of war and fighting" just before he literally falls apart. We need to hope this is the end of this series of films.

While Sam Worthington works hard at being Perseus the son of Zeus and the good guy the script is incoherent and illogical and appears only to attempt to match the special effects rather than the reverse.

Ralph Fiennes as Hades fights with Zeus in a climactic scene in which that must destroy the volcanic man rising from the fires in the bowels of the Earth. But these gods are rendered mortal in Wrath of the Titans, being wounded and crumbling under the strain of battle. I also wonder why the flying horse which Perseus rides not only flaps its wings to fly but trots its legs in the air at the same time, seems a waste of energy.

Director, Jonathan Liebesman takes pleasure in close up action shots which limits our ability to understand who is casting the blows and who is receiving them, rendering those scenes to a status of blur action which have no clear reward.

Rosamund Pike plays Andromeda a princess who heads out with the guys to battle the forces of evil. Ms. Pike is an attractive delicate looking women who would not have a chance against the power of the forces and soldiers she is up against. A fighting lady in that battle would be rounder and stronger than the symbol of today's beauty that Ms. Pike is. Compare this to the heroin in The Hunger Games, where thinking, agility and calm keep her alive and this heroine looks out of place.

The 3D helps a little but "not much."

 

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