Perseus (Worthington) finds himself enjoying a few years of respite since releasing the Kraken (monster). Hades (Ralph Fiennes) appears to have been reduced in power as a consequence and there is peace reigning throughout Greece. Tranquility is merely an ephemeral facade however. The forces of the diminishing gods are mobilizing behind the scenes to free Chronos (Greek: Χρόνος). Chronos' price for restoring their greatness is the death of Zeus (Liam Neeson). In order to free Chronos, Hades and Zeus' son Ares (Édgar Ramírez) must imprison and then sacrifice Zeus. This is the bargain they have struck for their continued immortality. In the absence of mankind's belief in the gods, the supreme beings are fading away. Their powers are being drained. Hades and the much neglected and maligned Ares do not hesitate to make Zeus expendable for their own selfish gain.
Perseus' settlement comes under attack and his son Helius (John Bell) is nearly killed. The demigod swiftly realizes that peace is an illusion and his people's safety can only come with a great struggle. Perseus spends the entire film embroiled in sundry forms of mortal combat. He is brutalized and savaged a number of times that would permanently cripple an ordinary man, but he continues to persevere until his body will permit no more, demigod or not.
Helping Perseus on his quest to free the captive Zeus from the Underworld are Poseidon's son Agenor (Toby Kebbell), Queen Andromeda (the saucy Rosamund Pike) and Hepaestus (Bill Nighy). Together they encounter dervishes, fire breathing semi-dragons, Cyclops, and Perseus confronts the famous Minotaur in the maze. That is one fearsome monster.
Wrath of the Titans comes equipped with dozens of previously unseen special effects. Specifically, the Cyclops and the volcanic monstrosity that is Chronos are dazzling to the eye and inventive to the mind. Sam Worthington and Rosamund Pike have exquisite chemistry together. Pike is not exactly the prototypical warrior goddess but we can overlook that since she is delicious. Bill Nighy provides an aloof and industrious veteran presence. This is his routine. Toby Kebbell offers the much needed humor quotient and Liam Neeson is simply brilliant as always. Bandying about the word gravitas does not do him justice. The way in which the graphic designers transform Neeson into a thousand year old near-corpse is stunning. Ralph Fiennes plainly and simply knows how to portray a villain. Overall, Screen Spotlight believes that Wrath of the Titans is a wonderful choice for DVD night in any household.
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