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Wrath of the Titans (2012) Review

Wrath of the Titans is a 2012 American action fantasy film that is a sequel to the 2010 film Clash of the Titans. It was directed by Jonathan Liebesman and stars Sam Worthington, Rosamund Pike, Bill Nighy, Édgar Ramírez, Toby Kebbell, Danny Huston, and Liam Neeson. The film grosses $300 million worldwide.

The film opens with the narration of Zeus (Liam Neeson) about the war between the Titans and the Olympians which led to the imprisonment of the Titans. Many years later, the Titans have broken free from their prison and are planning to exact revenge on the Olympians. Zeus’ son, Perseus (Sam Worthington), who defeated the Kraken in the first film, is now living a peaceful life with his wife and young son, Helius. However, when Hades (Danny Huston) and Ares (Edgar Ramirez) break free, they abduct Zeus and take his power. Perseus sets out on a quest to rescue Zeus and stop the Titans from taking over the world.

Frankly i wasn’t a big fan of Clash of the Titans; nonsense, big budget crap would be my definition and sadly this doesn’t fare much better.

If you’ve seen Sam Worthington in one movie you’ve pretty much seen him in every movie. Needless to say i don’t rate him as one of the greater actors of our time, there’s definitely better actors out there, though Hollywood does seem to love him. Money talks as they say. His performance here is, well… Predictable. The rest of the cast, Liam Neeson included are OK, nothing stellar but not crap either, really hum drum i suppose.

The one good thing about Wrath of the Titans (and you likely would already have guessed this) is the visuals. State of the art, totally impeccable. Not a bad word can be said about this flick with regards to the special effects.

The movie’s monsters are pretty cool too, showing us some of the legendary creatures form Greek mythology such as the Minotaur, Kronos, etc. It’s all very spiffing and the action sequences are all spilled out at break neck pace and can be genuinely quite thrilling in parts.

Wrath of the Titans is a big budget popcorn fest, light on substance and big on bravado. The big studios have got their formula down to a tee and because the movie is tied to this way of film-making it just never has the chance to be something better than it could have been. Shame. As it stands i’m not going to recommend Wrath of the Titans it’s just too damn wincingly cheesy and dumb to be worth anybody’s attention. Though saying that, if all you want is eye candy then maybe you will get your kicks out of this, just don’t expect too much.

Wrath of the Titans is an action-packed film that is sure to entertain audiences. The special effects are top-notch and the acting is solid. Sam Worthington once again proves that he is an action hero. The film is exciting and action-packed. However, it is not without its flaws. The film is overly-long and the plot is somewhat convoluted. Nevertheless, Wrath of the Titans is an entertaining film that is sure to please fans of the genre.


The Greek city of Argos is under siege by the mighty Persian army. The city’s only hope is the legendary warrior, Achilles (played by Brad Pitt). Achilles is reluctant to fight, but he is persuaded by his friend, Patroclus (played by Orlando Bloom), to take up arms against the Persians.

Achilles leads the Greeks to victory, but is mortally wounded in the process. Patroclus mourns Achilles’ death, but he knows that the Greeks must continue the fight. He rallies the troops and leads them to victory against the Persians.

The film ends with Achilles being mourned by his friends and comrades. Patroclus vowed to never forget his friend, and to always remember his heroic deeds.

Movie Details

Director: Jonathan Liebesman
Writer: Dan Mazeau, David Leslie Johnson
Actors: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Rosamund Pike
Release Year: 2012