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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Wrath of the Titans

Wrath of the Titans is a 2012 sequel to Clash of the Titans, which was itself a remake (and famous for the great line, "Release the Kraken!"). Much of the cast has returned, including Sam Worthington as Perseus, Liam Neeson as Zeus, and Ralph Fiennes as Hades.

Perseus, though a demi-god, has chosen to live a simple life as a fisherman. But Zeus calls him back. It seems that Hades and Ares (a snarling Edgar Ramirez) have teamed up to release Chronos, which means the end of the world or something. So Perseus, teaming up with Andromeda (Rosamund Pike) and his cousin Agenor (Toby Kebbell) have to go to the underworld to stop them.

I have a soft spot for movies about Greek or Roman myths, even though they always edge into the silly side. There are some good actors here, and I hope they got a good paycheck because they don't look happy to be in this thing. Ralph Fiennes in particular seems sour, or maybe that's just because he was banished for eternity to Hell.

As these things go, Wrath of the Titans is a nice time-waster. I was in the mood for something not too taxing and this fit the bill. I also learned that gods can die, and when they do they turn to dust--immediately.

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