Oh, boy. I’d love to be excited about Wrath Of The Titans, the sequel to 2010’s staggeringly unimpressive Clash Of The Titans. There’s a new director at the reins, which seems promising, except that the director is Jonathan Liebesman, who also directed Darkness Falls and Battle: Los Angeles. Yikes.
Sam Worthington is back as Perseus, and this time the film features actual titans, coming back to war on man and gods alike and of course it’s up to the newly-tousled son of Zeus to take them on. Pretty much everyone from the last film is gone except for Worthington, Liam Neeson’s Zeus and Ralph Fiennes’ wheezing Hades. There are some solid additions — Danny Huston as Poseidon, Edgar Ramirez as Ares, Rosamund Pike as Andromeda (played by Alexa Davalos in the prior entry), and Bill Nighy as Hephaestus.
Check out the trailer:
Yeah, it’s got plenty of giant things going smashy smashy and flying things and swords and big scary two-headed things and KABOOM. But it also looks kind of like more of the same — I remember being pretty wowed by the trailer for the last one, and look where that got me (although Clash was also the first and only review I ever wrote without seeing the film). Also, Marilyn Manson’s “Sweet Dreams” cover? Really? We couldn’t think of anything better?
Oh, and here’s the poster: