Movie Review: “Wrath of the Titans”

Is it just me, or is this 3D and this IMAX stuff getting doper and doper? How good can they actually make the animation? After watching Wrath of the Titans, a new sure-to-be summer box office hit, that was one of the first questions I had leaving the theater. Really, though, just think about how not so long ago, our parents and grandparents were looking at black and white screens, some of them remember not even having TV! That ish cray.

Another thing about Wrath of the Titans, is that it wouldn’t be a bad idea to brush up on your Greek Mythology before this one, because there are all types of Greek gods and goddesses poppin’ out the woodwork in this flick, and you’ll want to keep up with who they are. Attacking crazy, three-headed wildebeast looking monsters and cray-ish like that. Who knows what the animation guys were on when they made this movie? For that matter, what was I on when I saw it? Explosions and rocks and all types of stuff seemed to be flying right for me, as I found myself bobbing and weaving in my seat throughout the movie.

Featuring Avatar’s Sam Worthington as Perseus, and Liam Neeson as Zeus, the Wrath of the Titans follows up Clash of the Titans a decade after Perseus has defeated the Kraken. Taking care of his son Helius and attempting to avoid the looming struggle for supremacy between the Gods and the Titans, Perseus eventually must come to the aid of his father (Zeus) who has been captured by his own father Kronos, who is the father of Hades(Ralph Fiennes), and Poseidon (Danny Huston), too!! I was lost for a sec, and you probably will be, too. But just stick with it; the effects are worth it.

Nevertheless, Perseus cannot ignore his true calling when Hades and Ares (Édgar Ramírez) make a deal with Kronos to capture Zeus. The Titans’ strength grows stronger as Zeus’s remaining godly powers are siphoned, and hell is unleashed on earth. Enlisting the help of the warrior QueenAndromeda (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. And that’s just the beginning of the movie. LOL.

Rating: 7/10

Truth is…It’s cool for the special effects if you want to get trippy, but at times, the plot is little cornballish and hard to follow. The comedy was a pleasant surprise at times and was a nice boost for the movie when the plot got confusing with all the mythology involved. Good pre-summer movie, though, and you could def take the kids. They will get a kick out the explosions and more…

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