Sam Worthington, Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson star, once again, as gods at war in Wrath of the Titans. The director this time is Jonathan Liebesman who last year did Battle Los Angeles.
Our reviewer, James Dawson, thought the film was worth 3 stars and appreciated that this time it was actually made in 3D rather than converted from 2D as had happen with the often criticised predecessor, Clash of the Titans. You can read the review here.
A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus (Worthington)—the demigod son of Zeus (Neeson)—is attempting to live quietly as a village fisherman and the sole parent to his 10-year-old son, Helius.
But unbeknownst to Perseus, a struggle for supremacy has been raging between the gods that will come to threaten his idyllic life. Dangerously weakened by humanity’s lack of devotion, the gods are losing hold of their immortality, as well as control over the imprisoned Titans and their ferocious leader, Kronos, father of the long-ruling brothers Zeus, Hades (Fiennes) and Poseidon (Danny Huston). The triumvirate had overthrown their powerful father long ago, leaving him to rot in the gloomy abyss of Tartarus, a dungeon that lies deep within the cavernous Underworld.
Now, Perseus cannot ignore his true calling as Hades, along with Zeus’ godly son, Ares (Edgar Ramirez), switches loyalties and makes a deal with Kronos to capture Zeus. The Titan’s strength grows as Zeus’ remaining godly powers are siphoned…and hell is unleashed on earth.
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.
Jonathan Liebesman directed the film from a screenplay by Dan Mazeau & David Leslie Johnson, story by Greg Berlanti & David Leslie Johnson & Dan Mazeau, based on characters created by Beverley Cross.
The film was produced by Basil Iwanyk, who also produced the previous hit “Clash of the Titans,” and Polly Johnsen. The executive producers are Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Callum McDougall, Kevin De La Noy and Louis Leterrier.
Sam Worthington leads the international cast, which includes Rosamund Pike, Bill Nighy, Edgar Ramirez, Toby Kebbell and Danny Huston, with Academy Award® nominees Ralph Fiennes (“The English Patient”) and Liam Neeson (“Schindler’s List”).
The behind-the-scenes team included director of photography Ben Davis; production designer Charles Wood; Academy Award®-winning editor Martin Walsh (“Chicago,”); and costume designer Jany Temime. The music is by Oscar®-nominated composer Javier Navarrete (“Pan’s Labyrinth”).
“Wrath of the Titans” also reunited several talents from the previous film, including Oscar®-nominated visual effects supervisor Nick Davis (“The Dark Knight”); Oscar®-nominated prosthetics supervisor Conor O’Sullivan (“The Dark Knight,” “Saving Private Ryan”); and Academy Award®-winning special effects and animatronics supervisor Neil Corbould (“Gladiator”).
US, Canada and UK release Friday March 30, 2012.
Australia release March 29, 2012.
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