Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Wrath of The Titans (Clash of The Titans 2): This time it’s watchable! Honest guv! Trailer time...

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The promise of better is coming from the film makers not me! You can still read my growing concerns for the quality of Clash of Titans in my old blog for The SyFy channel’s website; before that films successful, but hideous, half-D release here...

Despite the second most atrocious 3D-Conversion of all time (remarkably M. Knight Shamylan’s woeful Adaptation destruction of The Last Airbender managed an eve more half arsed, hatchet job of a 3D conversions, in a film that made even greater ruin of an even better source story. But I digress) Clash of the Titans managed to rake in $493,214,993; meaning the dreams of a Titans inspired trilogy (at least) were well and truly kept alive. What’s more after the 1981 original and the remake we’re finally going to get at least one actual Titan in the story this time: Kronos!

“A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus (Worthington) --the demigod son of Zeus (Neeson)--is attempting to live a quieter life as a village fisherman and the sole parent to his 10-year old son, Helius. Meanwhile, a struggle for supremacy rages between the gods and the Titans. Dangerously weakened by humanity's lack of devotion, the gods are losing control of the imprisoned Titans and their ferocious leader, Kronos, father of the long-ruling brothers Zeus, Hades (Fiennes) and Poseidon (Danny Huston). The triumvirate had overthrown their powerful father long ago, leaving him to rot in the gloomy abyss of Tartarus, a dungeon that lies deep within the cavernous underworld. Perseus cannot ignore his true calling when Hades, along with Zeus' godly son, Ares (Edgar Ramirez), switch loyalties and make a deal with Kronos to capture Zeus. The Titans' strength grows stronger as Zeus' remaining godly powers are siphoned, and hell is unleashed on earth. Enlisting the help of the warrior Queen Andromeda (Rosamund Pike), Poseidon's demigod son, Argenor (Toby Kebbell), and fallen god Hephaestus (Bill Nighy), Perseus bravely embarks on a treacherous quest into the underworld to rescue Zeus, overthrow the Titans and save mankind.”

I know a stellar cast didn’t do wonders for the first film, but this is a good ne never the less - Sam Worthington, Ralph Fiennes, Liam Neeson, Danny Huston, Edgar Ramiez, Bill Nighy, Toby Kebbell and Rosamund Pike replacing Alexa Davalos as Andromeda. Jonathan Liebesman (Battle Los Angeles) directs the monsters and madmen. The first actual Titans smash is on the 30th of March 2012! It'll be a big year for fantasy with Snow White & The Huntsman, Hansel & Gretel, Mirror, Mirror, Jack The Giant Killer all hitting in the space of 4 months, alongside Wrath of The Titans.

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