Opening in theatres this Friday from director Jonathan Liebesman, Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. comes a tale of mythology and the “Wrath of the Titans”.
This film tells the continuing story of Perseus (Sam Worthington), the demi-god and son of Zeus (Liam Neeson) who has continued his simple mortal life as a fisherman with his young son.
Zeus calls upon Perseus to help the gods as Hades (Ralph Fiennes) has struck a deal with their father Kronos. Perseus declines, leaving Hades, Zeus and his other son Ares (Edgar Ramirez) to take on Kronos.
Hades and Ares have other plans and Perseus realizes he must help. Along with his cousin Agenor (Toby Kebbell), now Queen Andromeda (Rosamund Pike) and the scatter brained weapons maker Hepphaestus – they take on the biggest battle of them all – a battle of the heavens.
FINAL WORD: Worthington has made the role of Perseus his own. Living through the skeptics of “Clash of the Titans”, this film leaves no doubt who now will be known as Perseus. His role is solid, dedicated and a bit fun now and again when he’s not getting his body slammed around!
Neeson has also taken the role of Zeus to another level. In the first film he made the god Zeus but there is a sense of humanity in his voice. In this film, viewers witness that to an even greater extent. In this role he shows a human quality of care and sacrifice that one would not expect from a god of Olympus.
Fiennes is so good as Hades! Seriously, even when he’s bad – he does it with a cool and calm that reminds me of when my mother use to say my full name in a calm voice. I knew then, as in Hades voice that trouble wasn’t far behind.
Ramirez is evil as Ares with his own daddy issues; cousin Agenor is well played and gave laughs by Kebbell. Pike as Andromeda does a fine job in her desire to fight to the end.
I have to give a special thumbs-up to Bill Nighy – what a hilarious job he does as Hepphaestus. Talking to himself was funny enough but it is WHO he is talking to that gave me the most smiles.
Other cast include: Danny Huston as Poseidon, John Bell as Helius, Lily James as Korrina, Alejandro Naranjo as Mantius, Freddy Drabble as Apollo, Kathryn Carpenter as Athena, Sinead Cusack as Clea, Spencer Wilding as Minotaur, Jorge Guimera as Theodulus and Daniel Rojas as Eustachius and Lamberto Guerra as Timon.
TUBS OF POPCORN: I give “Wrath of the Titans” three and a half tubs of popcorn out of five. I truly enjoyed this film’s story filled with humor and action. What is truly interesting is that each character played their part well! If there are any disgruntled voices from the first film – this should silence them. If not, we’ll call on Perseus’ son who seems to be taking the mantel well from his father.
The CGI was pretty awesome but then again that is how it should be when god’s and demi-gods go on an ass kickin spree!
In the end – feel the wrath!