April 10, 2012 | 6:21 pm
Posted by Joan Alperin-Schwartz
Wrath Of The Titans, Movie Review
By Joan Alperin Schwartz
So what’s a demigod to do when all he wants, is to live a quiet life with his son, and do a little fishing, but his daddy has other plans for him?
That’s the predicament Perseus (Sam Worthington) finds himself in, when a war breaks out among the gods. Families…Can’t live with them…Can’t live without them.
Seems Perseus father, Zeus (Liam Neeson) has been kidnapped by his brothers Hades (Ralph Fiennes) and Poseidon (Danny Huston) and he’s being held captive in the underworld, where his bad ass dad, Kronos, is sucking the life out of him.
To make matters worse, us humans, being the fickle creatures that we are, have lost interest in the gods causing them to lose their power….Sort of what happened with the t.v. show ‘Desperate Housewives’.
Anyway, if Perseus doesn’t help rescue Daddy Zeus, all hell will be unleased on earth. We’re talking…when monsters attack…and these are some really ugly monsters, with way to many arms and extremely bad breath.
Luckily Perseus has Poseidon’s half son, fellow demigod, Agenor (Toby Kebbell) along with warrior Queen Andromeda (Rosamund Pike) to help him on his quest to save big daddy.
Along the way, our little group meets up with the fallen god, Hephaestus (Bill Nighy) and a few gigantic Cyclops with major anger issues.
Basically in my opinion, this film plays out like one long video game. There are obstacles to overcome, creatures to defeat, mazes that need to be manuevered and…well, you get the idea.
Some of the 3D effects are pretty cool and even though I haven’t seen the first film, ‘Clash Of The Titans’, I’ve heard that this one is supposedly better.
‘Wrath Of The Titans’ was directed by Jonathan Liebesman, the same dude who directed ‘Battle LA’, another film I wasn’t crazy about either.
This movie opens in theatres Friday, March 30, 2012. I gave it 2 bagels out of 5.
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