Wrath of the Titans
By: Rubal Agrawal, Vogue+ Bureau, Mumbai | 27 April, 2012
Wrath Of The Titans ***
Director: Jonathan Liebesman
Cast: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Edgar Ramirez, Toby Kebbell, Rosamund Pike, Bill Nighy
Quotable quotes- You will learn someday that being half human, makes you stronger than a God!
Enjoyable sequel that improves considerably on the original film thanks to some terrific special effect. Vogue + correspondent Rubal Agrawal reports the movie is a 3D ride of the heroic adventure of Perseus to save the mankind from extinction at the hands of Titans….
The movie is an advanced time line depiction of the story, left untold by the earlier film. Perseus ( Sam Worthington) the demigod son of Zeus, is living a peaceful mortal life as a village fisherman. He is unable to ignore his true calling, when Hades, along with Zeus’ godly son Ares (Edgar Ramírez), switches loyalty and makes a deal with Kronos to capture Zeus. Weakened by the increasing lack of devotion by Humanity, the Gods are struggling for supremacy. Their loss of control over the powerful Titans, and their ferocious leader, Kronos, father of the long-ruling brothers Zeus, Hades and Poseidon, unleashes hell on the mortals.
Enlisting the help of the warrior Queen Andromeda (Rosamund Pike), Poseidon’s demigod son Agenor (Toby Kebbell), and fallen god Hephaestus (Bill Nighy), Perseus bravely embarks on a treacherous quest into the underworld to rescue Zeus, overthrow the Titans and save mankind.
Though a 3D, it still does not offer enough visual thrills to offset the deficiencies of the script. The acts are mediocre, but animation, imaginative, and coupled with the striped down script leaves, but a little scope for individual performances. It is another computer age saga that does no efforts to reconcile with the classical odyssey. But nonetheless, the film is an epic 3D advancement over the first installment and though not the best, is still a great 3D ride worth the destination!