Several days ago, my boyfriend and I finally got the chance to see Wrath of the Titans. We actually enjoyed it more than we thought we would. It was filled with more action and drama. If you have not seen the movie and do not want to know what happens, then stop reading.
If you haven’t caught on already, I love mythology. Greek mythology is at the top of my list. To make a long story short, the sequel to the remake of Clash of the Titans takes place about several years in the future. Perseus (Sam Worthington) has a son named Helius. People have started to stop praying to and believing in the gods. Therefore, the gods have become weak, slowing becoming mortal, and dying.
It turns out that Hades (Ralph Fiennes aka Lord Voldemort), Zeus’s brother, and Ares, Zeus’s son, have made a deal with Cronos. To enlighten some of you, Cronos is the lead titan and is the father of Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades. There are many variations of the story but pretty much after hearing from Gaia and Uranus that he was to be overthrown by his sons, Cronos devoured his children. His wife and sister, Rhea secretly gave birth to Zeus and hid him. She gave her brother a stone wrapped in swaddling clothes for him to eat. When Zeus was older he gave his father an emetic and Cronos vomited the stone and Zeus’s siblings. This lead to the famous war between the gods and the titans. Most of the titans were imprisoned in Tartarus.
Fast forward thousands of years later, in order for the gods to keep their immortality, Zeus had to be sacrificed to Cronus. Meaning, the end of the world. Enter in Perseus who must find Poseidon’s son, Agenor aka The Navigator (Toby Kebbell), to find Zeus so they can defeat Cronos once again.
I liked the conflict between Hades, Zeus, and Ares. It humanizes these characters to make them relatable to the audience. Think about it. How many times have we wanted to get revenge on a family member (say a sibling) when they have done something terrible to us. Or in Ares’s case, be upset with our parents for favoring the younger siblings. In fact, my co-workers and I had a conversation about this last week. A group of us have younger siblings and felt that they always got away with everything. But Lord forbid if we did anything bad. My point is this film displayed more emotion than its prequel. This is probably why I enjoyed it a lot more. Plus, it didn’t help that the previews to the first installment pretty much gave away the plot. Of course, if you have seen the original Clash of the Titans like I have, you already knew what was going to happen.
All in all, it was a good film. I rate this 4 out of 5.