Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Wrath Of The Titans

Sam Worthington as Perseus
Story: Sequel to Clash of The Titans(2010). Years after the first quest, Perseus is now living as a normal fisherman with his son when the Titans was released from their imprisonment and about to unleashed chaos.

Review: The remake of the Clash Of The Titans deviated from the original. When the idea of a sequel pushed through, it was unexpected. Because Perseus is known only for slaying two monsters, the Gorgon Medusa and the Kraken. Even the mythology has no further records of Perseus. Just like the original, the remake also deviated from the original Perseus story. The original 1981 version added Pegasus as the winged steed of Perseus. In the original story, Perseus was only loaned the winged sandals of the god Hermes. Pegasus' only connection with Perseus was when he was born from the blood of Medusa after being beheaded. Pegasus was the only winged horse but the 2010 movie made Pegasus a breed of winged horses. Pegasus was originally rode by another hero Bellerophon to slay another monster, Chimera.

Unlike the original, the women were given more focus in the story. Very Most of the heroes were men unless they were demigods like Perseus also. The Greeks were also patriarchal about their myths. Rosamund Pike took over the role of Andromeda for this sequel. I believe the reason for casting her is somehow obvious as she was seen in the posters and trailers. it requires her to be more of the warrior queen. unlike in the first movie. The sequel makes it worthy to expand the Greek mythology and bringing it back to the movie screen. Hopefully, it will give way to another sequel since there are more heroes and demigods in the Greek myths. What I was expecting in this sequel is that there were more monsters than Titans. 

Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes reprises their roles as Perseus, Zeus and Hades. Besides Rosamund Pike, Bill Nighy is one of the the newest addition of the cast. For the viewing experience, I suggest to watch it in IMAX. The Wrath of Titans is released and distributed by Warner Bros. Philippines and is now showing in Philippine cinemas in 3D, 2D or IMAX format. Thanks to Warner Bros. Phils. for the screening last March 27 at IMAX SM Mall of Asia.

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