Gahah, get a load of Sam Worthington’s accent. “I was in the middle of a barbecue and these bladdy Titans showed up…” Anyway, mindless picking at his antipodean intonation aside, Wrath Of the Titans actually looks pretty good.
That’s quite a suprise as the first one was a perfect example how not to make an action movie and how to screw it up further with a hatchet job 3D conversion.
The sequel looks a lot grittier than the original (you can tell, Sam Worthington’s let his hair grow out into a sort of semi-mullet) and takes place 10 years after the events of Clash. He’s still trying to keep his head down as a lowly fisherman but has to step in after Kronos and his troops break out of Tartarus to wreak revenge against his sons Zeus (Liam Neeson), Hades (Ralph Fiennes) and Poseidon (Danny Huston) who imprisoned him all those years ago.
Perseus has to lead an expedition to the underworld to rescue Zeus and on the way encounters more mythical beasts than you can shake a trident at: Cyclops, Minotaur, a big whirling conjoined twin thing and explosions that will keep Michael Bay fans jiggling in their seats.
The plot sounds very similar to Tarsem Singh’s Immortals
(escaping Titans, ridiculous weaponry, brown colour palette) which was released the other week.
We’ll be able to see how it stacks up on March 30 2012.