I went into watching Wrath of the Titans with my expectations low due to poor reviews and an uninspired prequel-reboot of the franchise. This may have benefited me because I wound up having a lot of fun watching this film. One of my biggest complaints from the first film was almost entirely taken care of in the sequel. With the exception of Zeus and Poseidon looking so similar I thought Poseidon (Danny Huston) was just a CGI double of Zeus (Liam Neeson), all of the characters looked distinctive and memorable. My favorite part of the characters' appearances was that warrior-Queen Andromeda (Rosamund Pike) wore roughly the same armor as the army she commanded instead of the Hollywood stereotypical bikini armor.
Aesthetically, this is a well thought out, beautifully designed movie for the makers to pat themselves on the back for. The monsters were detailed and scary and the destruction they caused was realistic and exciting. Even the mechanical owl, Bubo makes a cameo to pay homage to the original 1981 cult classic, Clash of the Titans.
Overall, I liked Wrath of the Titans for what it was - a high budget monster B-movie. It's all mindless action, to the point of being emotionally exhausted only an hour into the film. My adrenal glands could barely take it! The ending also kind of hurt my opinion of the film, because as cheesy, cliched, rehashed and formulaic as this film was, I think I've witnessed the obvious conclusion to the Kronus battle twice this year alone in movies. Taking everything into account, my overall score of Wrath of the Titans...
3.75 / 5
Viewing Wrath of the Titans with low expectations probably helped its score, but I enjoyed the film. Greek mythology fanboys who will get upset about re-imagining old tales, and cinema snobs looking for Oscar winning performances should look elsewhere. Regular Joe's and Joanna's who just like to see some tail being kicked and buildings getting destroyed, give Wrath of the Titans a rent in the near future.