This has to be one of the most silliest films I have seen in a long time. Admittedly I was being too ambitious expecting it to be better than the 2010 Clash of the Titans idiotic remake, but this was utter shite! It’s like the director (Libesman) and the writers (Mazeau and Leslie -Johnson) ignored the visual and written creativity needed for a film like this and decided to throw whatever they could together after a drunken night out.
The narrative follows demigod Perseus (Sam Worthington) 10 years after he has slayed the Kraken and has since retired to become a fisherman while raising his son Helios (John Bell) among mortals. He’s then called upon by his father Zeus (Liam Neeson) to defeat a bunch of crazy gods who seek to release the Titans from the underworld, who would in turn obliterate the world, kill the Gods and wipe out any life form!
Perseus is as reluctant as ever to be the hero and like “Clash” believes the Gods deserve everything they receive. He eventually accepts mankind needs his help after his village comes under attack and he gathers a small pathetic crew for their adventure. Alongside Agenor (Toby Kebbell), the half-god son of Poseidon who is nothing more than a common thief and Queen Andromeda (Rosamund Pike), the trio set out on their quest. Their mission is to rescue the now kidnapped Zeus from the dreaded underworld and also reforge the Spear of Triam to defeat Kronos.
The film lacks passion, emotion and drive – we see characters and random monsters pop into and out of scenes apparently arbitrarily. It’s hard to pin the story down and comprehend what’s going on and it boils down to the writers not giving the viewers any reason to care.
At some points it becomes so boring the only excitement is something being blown up! The dialogue and the on-screen chemistry between the characters is about as tangy as a packet of Rowntrees Sour Fruit Pastelles. The pain my ear drums when the mash-up of French, Aussie to South American accents just hurt! It’s like the actors forgot they were acting and starting using their real accents, which makes me wonder if Liebesman was sleeping on set?
I thought casting Sam-Boring-Worthington was an idiot move in the first film, and this has only proved everything I said before. If I was in a world in need of saving he would be my last choice – in fact I’d put on the armour, take my sword and go do it myself. He’s the least engaging, believable, reluctant hero I’ve ever seen on film. The only two decent performances were that of zany God Hephaestus (Bill Nighy) and Agenor (Toby Kebbell) who provided some mild humour. The God of War, Ares (Edgar Ramirez) is a complete waste of character and the “I hate you brother because father fav’d you” attitude was like watching paint dry. I have seen better family feuds on episodes of The Simpsons!
Wrath is an adventure film without any adventure. The movie does not quite reach the epic thrills and hype created by the trailers.
I don’t care if you pray to God, Bhudda, Aphrodite or Hera – let’s all collectively pray that we are not subjected to such crappy entertainment again and please stop casting Sam Worthington! The guy is a rubbish actor, even in Avatar, the best bits with him wasn’t even in his human form. Jeeez!
Director: Jonathan Liebesman
Stars: Sam Worthington, Rosamund Pike, Bill Nighy, Edgar Ramirez, Toby Kebbell, Laim Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Danny Huston
Screenplay: Dan Mazeau, David Leslie Johnson
Runtime: 99 mins
Enjoy the trailer