Genre: Action fantasy
Running Time: 1 Hour 40 Minutes
Director: Jonathan Liebesman
Cast: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Sam Worthington, Bill Nighy, Rosamund Pike, Toby Kebbell, Danny Huston, Édgar Ramírez
Synopsis: “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. The
triumvirate had overthrown their powerful father long ago, leaving him
to rot in the gloomy abyss of Tartarus, a dungeon that lies deep within
the cavernous underworld.” (Warner Bros Malaysia).
Verdict: I didn’t bother to watch the first one, Clash of the Titans, after reading all the negative reviews saying that it’s a horrible remake of the original film (1981) and only the visual effects are good. I was truly surprised they have a sequel. They may have changed the director and the writers for Wrath of the Titans but I think it turned just as bad as its predecessor. Weak, simple, linear, action video game-like plot and script. It’s the first time in a long time since I managed to guess the exact words of more than five dialogue lines of a high budget film. Great job creating the sexual tension between Andromeda (Rosamund Pike) and Perseus (Sam Worthington) though. The involvement of the female character, however, is completely unnecessary.
Second opinion: “Felt quite bored while watching but Hades’ (Ralph Fiennes) damn handsome,” (Iris Loong).
To watch in 3-D? Yes, the visuals were the only thing that came close to impressing.
Malaysian censorship: Nothing was cut at all for the preview screening.
Rating: 1.5 / 5
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Most ridiculous: Hades is a forgiving brother.
Worst scene: The battle at the end between the protagonist Perseus and Ares (Edgar Ramirez). Ares is one of the most incompetent villain ever. He kidnaps Perseus’ son, Helius, but doesn’t use him to threaten Perseus to surrender and instead, chooses to fight man-to-man. Then he loses to Perseus because he is weakened and out-of-breath after a rear naked choke. What the god…
Andromeda and the human army: What’s the point of having this useless girl and her free-frag army in the movie? No contribution what-so-ever to the plot. Not even a cleavage.
Escaping is easy: Poseidon (Danny Huston) somehow manages to escape after being ambushed by Ares and Hades at the beginning. Hades, too, get to escape from Ares after being defeated without his weapon.
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