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Wrath Of The Titans—movie review

by Leonard Maltin
March 30, 2012 1:00 AM
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I remember feeling a certain amount of wrath over the ham-handed 3-D effects in 2010’s Clash of the Titans, but the film itself wasn’t bad: uneven, to be sure, but strengthened by adhering to the story template of the 1981 movie of the same name, written by Beverley Cross. If I were 12 years old I would have loved it.

I tried to summon my inner 12-year-old for this sequel, but even kids might object to the subversion of Greek mythology presented here…starting with the premise that the Gods of Olympus are losing their powers. That’s why Zeus (played again by Liam Neeson) asks his half-human son Perseus (Sam Worthington) for his help to keep the dark forces from taking over. Those forces are represented by Hades (a returning Ralph Fiennes) and his nasty son Ares (Édgar Ramírez), not to mention Kronos, the father of Zeus and Hades.

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  • Peter | May 30, 2014 5:05 AMReply

    Severely entertained by this and glad it gives us something of a general good verses evil battle where Greek myths abound.

  • The Wyz | April 5, 2012 3:14 PMReply

    Leonard Maltin is one of the few professional movie reviewers I really respect but for a slightly different take on Wrath of the Titans, please check out my review at :o)

  • Hank | March 30, 2012 6:19 PMReply

    Barney, where have you been? From your description, you must be thinking of Gene Shalit. Leonard has always been more down to earth!

  • Barney | March 30, 2012 4:13 PMReply

    Found this site through a link from better site... wow, didn't know this guy was still alive and "reviewing" movies. Tough gig. Didn't he used to have a crazy afro and a bushy mustache?

  • Norm | March 30, 2012 1:26 PMReply

    Wow, Leonard needs a hug...I probably would agree with him, but I don't want to spend more jing on another poorly made film...Although, if it were robots...well..
    Rewrite: Wolves are attacking the Gods in order to obtain their powers they must eat them..The title" The Zeus & The Grey,"...I like it...Instead,
    I think I'll watch the 1958"Attack of the 50 ft. Woman." More substance, less special fx...

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