A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus - the demigod son of Zeus - is attempting to live a quieter life as a village fisherman and the sole parent to his 10-year old son, Helius. Meanwhile, a struggle for supremacy rages between the gods and the Titans. Dangerously weakened by humanity's lack of devotion, the gods are losing control of the imprisoned Titans and their ferocious leader, Kronos, father of the long-ruling brothers Zeus, Hades and Poseidon. The triumvirate had overthrown their powerful father long ago, leaving him to rot in the gloomy abyss of Tartarus, a dungeon that lies deep within the cavernous underworld. Perseus cannot ignore his true calling when Hades, along with Zeus' godly son, Ares, switch loyalties and make a deal with Kronos to capture Zeus. The Titans' strength grows stronger as Zeus' remaining godly powers are siphoned, and hell is unleashed on earth. Enlisting the help of the warrior Queen Andromeda, Poseidon's demigod son, Argenor, and fallen god Hephaestus, Perseus bravely embarks on a treacherous quest into the underworld to rescue Zeus, overthrow the Titans and save mankind.
Genres: Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy Running Time: 1 hour 39 minutes Release Date: March 30, 2012 MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for intense sequences of fantasy violence and action) Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution
Cast And Credits
Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes
Basil Iwanyk, Polly Johnsen, Thomas Tull
Hey, Perseus! Youâ€™ve just dispatched Medusa, a horde of Furies and the dreaded Kraken, and rescued Andromeda and the city of Argos. Where are you off to now? Fishing?
Seems reasonable for this demigod (Sam Worthington), the adopted son of a fisherman. But when youâ€™re the hero of the 2010 â€œClash of the Titansâ€ remake â€" which made Warner Brothers almost $500 million worldwide â€" itâ€™s inevitable that your real dad, Zeus (Liam Neeson), will hit you up for help.
Previously, he and Hades (Ralph Fiennes) threatened mankind; now, in â€œWrath of the Titans,â€ manâ€™s faith in the gods is waning, and Olympian fat is on the fire. To remain immortal, Hades has allied himself with the petulant Ares (Edgar Ramirez) to free Kronos, the titan imprisoned in deepest Tartarus. Hi-yo, Pegasus!
Thatâ€™s about all the plot you get (or need) in this action spectacle. What you get in abundance, as before, are its true stars: monsters in digital (and in some theaters 3-D) detail, notably a chimera; three huge Cyclopes; Makhai (minions with two heads and torsos); and Kronos himself, a lumbering Gargantua of living lava, all engaged in furious, fairly bloodless PG-13 conflict.
Of course, in a tradition dating to the original â€œClash of the Titans,â€ from 1981, you also get lots of British thespians hamming it up with trifling dialogue; new recruits include Bill Nighy as Hephaestus, and Rosamund Pike as Andromeda (now a warrior queen). At least it doesnâ€™t take itself too seriously. There are also soldiers, fireballs, smoke and sand. But not much to think about when the dust clears.