FilmMarch 29, 2012 at 5:03 am

The Greeks of Wrath

Wrath of the Titans is drier than the scrolls it draws from.

When vengeful Hades and rancorous Ares join forces to unleash the Titan Kronos, Perseus (a wooden Sam Worthington) must venture to the Underworld to save his father Zeus.

Though it makes no bones about being more of a vehicle for CGI than for mythology, the movie is never thrilling. Although it mercifully spares the painful dialogue of its predecessor, without a substantial plot or charismatic lead to carry it, the action falls flat. Despite these limitations, the 3D effects are impressive without being distracting, while Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes (and their magnificent beards) at least seem to be having fun.

Ultimately bounded by its flimsiness, Wrath of the Titans does not actively offend, but it does not actively entertain either.

2/5 Stars

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