Wrath of the Titans
Well, if you didn’t enjoy Clash of the Titans I doubt you’ll enjoy the sequel. I’m not really sure whether I think this was an improvement at all.
In some respects, I like that they streamlined the movie more. I think that was an improvement, but they may have simplified things a bit too much. At any rate, the movie flows much better. It’s fairly straightforward and everything just runs forward without too many odd detours or pit stops.
The movie is not anything special though. There isn’t much of a story, just some basic points to get characters from point A to point B. Chronos is about to rise and regain power ending the world. The Gods are loosing their power and immortality and the only one who can stop all of this is Perseus. There is no grand quest for him this time, he just has to find another demigod, got to an island where he’ll gain access to the underworld and that’s about it. There are absolutely no embellishments to the script. Again, that is good in that it keeps the movie flowing better. The audience for this movie isn’t really one looking for a great story.
The acting was okay. I enjoyed seeing Bill Nighy, but I love that man. No one else really does much. It’s not like their acting is what ruined the movie. Yes the mythology is butchered, maybe less so than the previous film since there was less to butcher, but still it’s not something to use as a teaching example. Still, I enjoyed seeing what they chose to incorporate from mythology and how they wanted to change it to fit. It may not be accurate, but as someone who enjoys mythology, it is interesting to see what liberties people take when presenting the material to a modern audience.
People still went and saw this in theaters. People still went and saw the third Transformers movie in theaters. There is an audience for this kinda film and they know what they are getting into.