Wrath of the Titans 3D

Review: Wrath of the Titans 3D

30 Mar 12

Wrath of the reviewer (part 2)

What do you do if the first movie was so atrocious that it made a handsome profit? Why, make another of course. So it is that 'Titans' joins the likes of 'Underworld,' 'Resident Evil' and 'Alvin and the Chipmunks' with a completely pointless sequel. Sam Worthington (as Perseus) once more imitates a solid block of timber, whilst Liam Neeson (Zeus) and Ralph Fiennes (Hades) laugh maniacally all the way to the bank. Even in 3D 2010's 'Clash of the Titans' was barely two-dimensional and the sequel does not disappoint. Barrow-loads of cash have been poured into the art design and special effects but, like 'John Carter' and 'Transformers' (2 and 3), the script seems to have been written by a bunch of twelve-year-old boys high on M&M's soaked in Red Bull...

As with his former picture, 'Battle: Yawn Angeles,' director Jonathan Liebesman does not fail to disappoint and the whole enterprise is so garish, tawdry, unnecessary and poorly executed (in terms of unimportant aspects such as script, character and narrative at least), that it resembles an annoying hangover in 3D. And, just like a hangover, it left me wondering why, after the last time, did I put myself through the experience a second time? Yeah, I know. I'm a glutton for punishment. Must be... I've seen every movie Nicolas Cage has ever been in.

1 star - for the visuals (yawn) - but you still require characters and at least some plot - that's what sustained the great myths after all...