What happens after the gods triumph over the titans in the modern remark of the 1981 Clash of the Titans? Peace rarely lasts and trouble brews again in sequel Wrath of the Titans.
A good decade after the events in the Clash of the Titans, demi-god Perseus (Sam Worthington) leads a quiet, uneventful mortal life, raising his 10-year-old son Helius to be a fisherman. But things are not meant to be so. Frustrated, imprisoned Titans led by Kronos plots to overthrow the gods and, in the course of it, banish humanity from the face of earth as well. Ares (Edgar Ramirez) and Hades (Ralph Fiennes), in his everlasting fight with his brother, aids them in carrying out the plan to drain Zeus' (Liam Neeson) of his power. Inadvertently, Perseus is dragged into the war. This time, he has Queen Andromeda (Rosamund Pike) and demigod Agedor (Toby Kebbell) supporting him.
Perhaps hoping to draw in crowds for the 3D effects, a copious amount of CGI that deserves to be appreciated on the big screens for maximum effect is used in Wrath of the Titans. So much so that audiences start to realise they have just paid to watch computer effects. Still, rather than crappy effects from the past, we would much rather have overly exaggerated computer ones right?
To the film's credit, the cast does not give up without a fight against the computer graphics. We view Perseus' unique relationships with both his father, brother and son with interest as well as Zeus' tense relationship with Hades and Ares.
In all, like many action films given the 3D treatment, Wrath of the Titans have been given too much of the CGI treatment. Given the quality of its veteran and professional cast, much of their potential has been lost. Still, there will surely be action buffs and geeks that wouldn't want to miss the epic though fake action on screen. If you are one of them, go for it – for the effect will not suffice on your computer or TV screen.