Perseus and the Gods disappoint in ‘Titans’ Sequel

Perseus and the Gods disappoint in Titans Sequel

Perseus is back at it again in his attempt to save the universe from destruction

Cameron Kritikos, Sports Manager

Already a decade after his heroic defeat of the ferocious Kraken, Perceus is back at it in the sequel of the 2010 blockbuster. Wrath of the Titans, starring Sam Worthington and Liam Neeson, is action packed for 99 minute screening and is visually appealing. The action scenes are aggressive and intense throughout. The film though lacks a storyline that is different than the previous movie. The plot is extremely similar and at some points, very dull.

The movie begins roughly ten years after the conclusion of the 1st movie. Perseus is now a very mature, definitely older looking man who has chosen to live onEarth as a man, instead of joining his father Zeus as a god. He lives with his son, a single father who lost his wife, Io, her death which remains unknown.

The central conflict arises early as it comes to Perseus’ attention during a visit from Zeus. He is informed that the power of the God’s has gradually weakened due to humanity’s lack of devotion. As Zeus and Poseidon begin to lose control of the Titans and their devastating leader Kronos, Hades along with Ares, played by Edgar Ramírez, make a deal with Kronos to capture Zeus.

It is up to Perseus to travel to the underworld with the help of an unlikely source, a prisoner named Agenor, who happens to the demigod son of Poseidon, to rescue his father and in essence, “Save the Day”.

As the storyline continues, it is up to Perseus to slay many beasts that are released from the Underworld. As all of this chaos ensues, Perseus deals with his personal demons to protect his son from all danger, and a promise he made to his wife to never let Helius wield a sword.

The battle scenes in this film were improved slightly from the 1st film, but for the most part, they are very similar and predictable. Perseus is thrown around by beasts and other gods during these fight scenes, which become extremely dull after a while. It almost got to the point where it seemed as if there was no difference between the 1st and 2nd films.

I will give credit where credit is due; the special effects were definitely above average and were what kept this movie from being a snoozer. The most impressive scene coming when the God Kronos rose from the underworld and began his conquest of Earth. As the beast gracefully flicked his wrists, hot lava flew off his body and incinerated everything it came into contact with. The sight of this massive creature alone was appealing to the eye. The computer generation of the character was fantastic although the content of the scene was mediocre at best.

 Wrath of the Titans, although it appealed to the viewer’s senses, definitely disappoints in my eyes. I didn’t see much of a difference in the storylines between the 1st and 2nd films while at the same time the dialogue between the characters was weak. If an action flick is what you’re looking for, this film is an average choice that department. I would recommend renting this movie and seeing it from home, I do not believe it is worth the price of admission.