Release date: March 29, 2012
Starring: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Rosamund Pike
Directed by: Jonathan Liebesman
Wow! My last post was 3 months ago! I must say, maintaining a blog is more difficult than it seems. Between the time that I watched “Wrath of the Titans” and my last review (which was “Drive Angry”), I think I must’ve watched over 10 films and a bunch of DVDs. But I guess January, February and March became immensely busy periods for me. Interestingly, even though I have time to watch a 2-hour film, I couldn’t even spare 10 minutes to put together a review for it. I guess much of the problem I had hovered around the fact that I always had to think hard to give the movie I just watched a 3-sentence summary and at the same time conduct some research about its background. And during these last 3 months, I just wanted to watch something to help me relax~ and so, the reviews were scrapped altogether.
So what I’m trying to say is that I’m changing the format in which I review the movies I watch. Instead of following a structure, I guess I’ll just say what’s on my mind. Less structured in every way~ but for now, it’ll have to do. So anyway, here’s what I think of “Wrath of the Titans”.
In 3 words – I enjoyed it. And probably the reason I did so was because I had low or no expectations whatsoever. When I watched “Clash of the Titans”, there was so much hoo-hah over it and the hype just blew my expectations down the drain. So, all in all, I was expecting a crappy movie. And when I think back~ I think I must’ve mistaken “The Immortals” as the preceeding movie for “Wrath of the Titans”. While watching the opening sequences, I was like… “Wait, I thought Zues and the gods were pricks. Oh wait… that’s the other movie!”. So anyway, after I sorted out the confusion in my head, I began to just enjoy the movie on its own accord.
Story-wise, Wrath of the Titans was okay. Again, I was expecting all action-no story. But, I found some elements worth commending in this film – the concept of a father’s love for his children (as highlighted by Zeus to Perseus, and by Perseus to his son Helius). And, well, I guess the concept of forgiveness (between Zeus and Hades). Anyway, I felt these minor things helped make the movie better. In terms of scenes, I loved the labyrinth – or at least how they executed it to reality. Now… with regards to the supposed climax of the film~ which would be the final battle…. well, that’s another story. I was expecting more out of it. I know it’s supposed to be epic when you fight against enemies which are super big!! But… for some reason, it just felt like Perseus fighting the Kraken… again! I dunno~ it just felt like there wasn’t much of a challenge involved. I’m really used to “boss fights” to be really hard and challenging. This one… just seemed too easy.
All in all, I liked Wrath of the Titans. It was definitely better than John Carter by leaps and bounds. If they came up with a 3rd movie, chances are I’d watch it as well. But would I expect anything better in terms of story~ probably not.