Over priced visual effects, cheap scripting, and a blatant disregard for the intelligence of the audience, the film is a distilled version of the first edition (Wrath of the Titans) and it brings nothing new to the table. It’s hard to watch Sam Worthington continue to please studio executives while producing another shallow acting role that will be completely ignored by the rest of humanity.
The Jonathan Liebseman (Battle Los Angeles) directed film is a black hole of false mythology, cheap profit, and over exaggerated special effects. The sequel film leaves off at a point where, Perseus (Sam Worthington), the demi-god of Zues (Liam Neeson), and the defeater of “The Kraken”, is living a simple fisherman life with his 10 year old son. That is until he is visited by his father and begged to aid in the fight against Hades (Ralph Fiennes), and Super-God, Cronus. It comes as no surprise that Perseus wants nothing to do with the battle until the uprising of Hades’ Underworld finally reaches his son and home village. From the attack on his son Helius, his father Zeus, and his current home, Perseus gets reeled back into the family business of repressing a Godly and apocalyptic meltdown.
Liebseman does a fine job of turning the Godly and action packed fight sequences into the only watchable part of the movie. I was genuinely kept awake when Perseus was face to face with the snot covered Taurus or when he was battling the family of Cyclopes. But it’s the only form of entertainment that truly surfaces itself through the entire movie. It almost becomes a chore to try and involve yourself within the conflicts of the main characters. Perseus again tires to fight the likes of mythological figures while trying to convey a sense of heroic notability. However, when it comes to Sam Worthington’s relationship with any of the other characters it felt hollow and emotionless. It was clear from the beginning that “Wrath” took a much more simpler approach to Greek mythology than the original Clash of the Titans did.
This film took no steps in separating itself from anything except a sequel. The CGI was almost too much to handle while the acting and dialogue slowly turned into a combination of a bad soap opera and a middle school play.