'Wrath of the Titans' mixes action, mythology
What do you have when you combine astonishing mystical powers, family betrayals, and bloody war scenes? The Wrath of the Titans.
Typically I find war movies long and find myself looking at my watch thinking about how much longer it is going to be, but this movie was the perfect amount of time, being only 99 minutes.
Wrath of the Titans never had a moment where it seemed to be stalling until the next war scene. There was always something either funny, creative, or even romantic taking place.
Wrath of the Titans has been very anticipated, given the first movie grossed $493 million worldwide.
Wrath of the Titans has spectacular special effects including flying horses, two-headed soldiers, one-eyed giants and fire-breathing dragon dogs. All these incredibly creative personas kept audiences on edge and begging to see what else was in store.
The movie is about the hierarchy between brothers in the god and human world. Sam
Worthington, who plays Perseus, is on a mission to descend to the underworld and rescue his father Zeus, played by Liam Neeson. The anticipated twist is that he will fight to save his father from the wrath of his uncle Hades, played by Ralph Fiennes.
This movie shows the different lifestyles of each of Zeus’ sons. The difference between sons is that Perseus is half human half god, and Ares, played by Edgar Ramirez, is a god.
You learn the jealousy of Ares toward Perseus, not only because he seems to be the “precious son” but also because he is half human. It is to be said that “when gods die they are just an absence and when humans die they go to another place”, and this makes Ares jealous.
Perseus lives in the field with human families, raising his beloved son Helius, while Ares is ruling the Underworld trying to awaken his grandfather Kronos who is in the Underworld Prison and wants to destroy humans and create hell on Earth.
This movie embodies a variety of genres besides the action-packed aspect.
There are humorous moments that had the audience laughing out loud. There is also a bit of a love story among the action and more comedy between Perseus and Andromeda played by Rosamund Pike.
The actors do a very good job in their roles. Sam Worthington, who typically plays more serious roles, had a lot of humor in scenes that were supposed to be suspenseful and nail biting, but instead were comical and entertaining.
It was very amusing watching Liam Nesson playing a part that was not too suspenseful nor too unemotional. His acting was more of a dramatic and historical persona that I believe was taken on very naturally.
All in all, every actor took on a role that is not usually seen but very enjoyed.
There was no let downs from the movie. Maybe some people would have wanted it to be longer and have more scenes of verbal confrontation instead of just killings and fights, but by the feel of the audience’s reaction with their loud applause at the end, you could sense that it wasn't much of an issue.
Wrath of the Titans slashed my dislike for war movies, literally.