A Man and His Movies

‘Wrath of the Titans’ strikes fear upon underworld

By Brett A. Mejia ’13
THE ROUNDUP

“Wrath of the Titans”—Starring Sam Worthington & Liam Neeson

5 out of 10

Out in theaters March 30, “Wrath of the Titans” has grossed over $71.3 million in just three weeks.

Perseus, son of Zeus, must go to the underworld and back to save his father and defeat his brother, Ares, in order to save the human race.

After “Clash of the Titans” grossed over $490 million, Zeus (Liam Neeson) and Perseus (Sam Worthington) are back as the all mighty Greek god and demigod in “Wrath of the Titans.”

“Wrath of the Titans” picks up about 10 years after the events that took place in “Clash of the Titans.”

Perseus now has a son, Helius (John Bell), whom is about 10 years old, while Perseus himself has become a celebrity for defeating the Kraken.

Meanwhile in the underworld, Hades (Ralph Fiennes) and Ares (Édgar Ramírez) have taken sides to defeat Zeus once and for all.

As the Zeus goes to his other brother Poseidon (Danny Huston) for help, they are ambushed by Hades and Ares and are captured.

It is at this point that Perseus figures out what is going on and knows what he must do in order to save not only his father, but the world he knows of.

After the movie finished, I was left with a little disappointment because the movie had so much potential.

Although graphics and creatures were pretty cool, the plot and dialog were dry.

Apparently Zeus was losing his power and strength because people were not praying to him, but to his son Ares who is the God of War.

If Perseus could have convinced all the people he was leading to pray to Zeus rather than Ares, then it would have been a ten minute movie with two minutes worth of credits because all Zeus needed was the faith of his followers to give him his strength and power.

But of course this didn’t happen, so Perseus, Agenor, son of Poseidon (Toby Kebbell), Andromeda, (Rosamund Pike), and her army decide to help one another.

What was odd was that Andromeda seemed to have a lot of soldiers to fight, but she decides to take only about 20 of them, all of whom die.

The best part of the film by far is Bill Nighy’s character, Hephaestus.

Hephaestus is a fallen god who made each of the three Gods’ weapons, the trident, thunderbolt and the Helm of Darkness.

He also knows a secret way into the underworld that allows humans to enter.

It is the way Nighy portrayed his character that made me laugh.

This performance alone made the movie worth seeing.

The graphics were spectacular. The underworld and the labyrinth that the heroes get trapped in look absolutely amazing.

After seeing this movie, I would recommend it to those who are interested into Greek mythology, as for everyone else I would recommend waiting for this movie to come out onto DVD.