Bad beards, an especially drab actor and a whole lot of messed-up Greek-mythology nonsense return in Wrath of the Titans, a bad film that is nonetheless a marked improvement over 2010’s inexcusable Clash of the Titans. There are enjoyable—and even exciting—stretches in this film, when the action and pyrotechnics overwhelm the fact that the film is anchored with Sam Worthington. As Perseus, the son of Zeus who aspires to be nothing but a human fisherman with awesome flip hair, Worthington registers zero on the charisma meter. Since he’s onscreen more than anybody else in these Titans pics, it’s hard to endorse them. I did enjoy this a little more than The Hunger Games. This has some pretty decent explosions and a couple of neat creatures, while all I really remember from The Hunger Games is Stanley Tucci’s stupid teeth. The 3-D, while not extraordinary, is better than it was in the first chapter of this franchise.
Director: Jonathan Liebesman
Producer: Basil Iwanyk, Polly Johnsen, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Callum McDougall, Kevin De La Noy and Louis Leterrier
Cast: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Edgar Ramirez, Toby Kebbell, Rosamund Pike, Bill Nighy, Danny Huston, John Bell, Lily James, Alejandro Naranjo, Freddy Drabble, Kathryn Carpenter and Sinéad Cusack