The Wrath of the Titans is a 2012 American science fiction adventure film directed by Jonathan Liebesman. The film is loosely based on the Greek mythological story of Perseus and Andromeda, with elements of the 1961 film Clash of the Titans also included. The film stars Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Toby Kebbell, Rosamund Pike.
- 1 Plot of the Movie
- 2 The Climax of the Movie the Wrath of the Titans
- 3 The Story Behind the Movie the Wrath of the Titans
- 4 Movie Cast and Characters
- 5 Overall Reviews
- 6 Audience Analysis
- 7 Critic’s Analysis
- 8 General View of the Movie
- 9 Visual Effects
- 10 Imdb and Rotten Tomatoes
Plot of the Movie
Perseus, the demigod son of Zeus, now survives as a fisherman with his young son Heleus after defeating Hades’ Kraken ten years after the death of his wife Io. Perseus is addressed by Zeus, who seeks his assistance.
In Tartarus, Zeus encounters his brothers Hades and Poseidon, as well as his son Ares. He seeks Hades’ assistance in repairing Tartarus’ walls, but Hades refuses the offer and assaults Zeus. Ares too, having decided to betray Zeus, attacks his father.
In the midst of the battle, Poseidon is slain. Zeus is jailed by Hades and Ares, who also takes his thunderbolt.
They aim to make a deal with Kronos in exchange for staying immortal; they will use Zeus’ divine power to resurrect Kronos. The walls of Tartarus shatter, casting monsters onto the world.
Perseus and the various gods of the underworld where to clash in a series of action scenes, which include dragon and Kraken, upon reaching the titans.
Then he would have to battle Annabeth Nighy’s nymph-like titan who transforms into a Greek god of the sea and a god of the underworld.
The group eventually reaches its way to Tartarus. Meanwhile, as Kronos wakes, Zeus has been almost completely depleted of power. Zeus apologizes to Hades for banishing him to the underworld and begs him for his forgiveness, as he has forgiven Hades for his actions.
In contrast to Ares, who still wants to proceed to the former’s revival, Hades chooses to help Zeus and stop Kronos. Zeus is put loose by Perseus, who appears. Ares wounds Zeus with Hades’ pitchfork, allowing Perseus to attain it before departing Tartarus with the others.
Zeus reconciles with Perseus before dying of his wounds. Hades exits, informing Perseus that he has left his sense of power. Perseus kisses Andromeda, and Heleus tells his father that he wishes to retire to his life as a fisherman, but Perseus informs him that they cannot.
Because he is the son of Perseus and the grandson of Zeus, Perseus encourages Heleus to be proud of himself. Perseus hands Heleus his sword at the end of the film.
The Climax of the Movie the Wrath of the Titans
The Wrath of the Titans is a 2012 American science fiction action film directed by Jonathan Mostow and starring Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, and Toby Kebbell.
It is a remake of the 1981 film of the same name. The film takes place in 2122 AD and follows a group of human survivors of an asteroid impact who must battle the Titans, an aggressive race of humanoid creatures who were engineered by humans to defend Earth from extraterrestrial threats.
After the death of his father, Zeus, the king of the gods, has become a very lonely and depressed god. He spends most of his time on Olympus plotting to kill Prometheus, who was instrumental in the creation of mankind.
The remaining gods are worried about Zeus’ behavior and the possibility that he will eventually lose control of his power.
To prevent this from happening, they have sent Hercules to stop him. In order to accomplish this task, Hercules had to travel to the underworld.
There he helps rescue a princess of the gods in order to gain entry and help Zeus regain control of his power.
The Story Behind the Movie the Wrath of the Titans
The story behind the movie The Wrath of the Titans revolves around the god Zeus, who is chained to a mountain by his brother Hades.
Zeus has been defeated by his son, Hercules. Hercules has also lost his wife and children in a previous battle with the Titans. When he hears about Zeus, he goes to free him from the mountain and also tries to avenge his family.
“The opportunity presented itself to bring together a lot of people with huge mythology. The Greeks are gods and monsters, so there is really no limit on what can happen when you put them in one place,” said Mostow.
The director of the movie, Jonathan Liebesman said “We are in a world right now where there is an appetite for mythology on our screens that weren’t available before.”
This film, being the sequel to the movie Clash of the Titans and in conjunction with a remake of Fairy Tales had “very little to go on” when it came to mythology from Greek Gods and Monsters.
The movie revolves around the Titans and the Olympians. The movie tells the story of how Zeus’s son, Perseus, goes on a quest to defeat the Titans and save his mother from their clutches.
Zeus creates a beautiful double of his wife, Ino, and sends her to kill Ino’s husband, Acrisius. Perseus rescues his mother from Ino’s clutches and destroys the double of the queen and Acrisius, who had been told to come to the island of Argos.
Movie Cast and Characters
It is a Greek fantasy film. It was released in 3D and IMAX 3D. The movie was directed by Jonathan Liebesman and it was released on 27 June 2012. The film stars Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Lynn Collins, Bill Nighy, and Zoë Saldana. It is based on the Greek myths of the Titans. The movie grossed $302 million worldwide against its $120 million budget.
Sam Worthington as Perseus
In the movie, Perseus is played by Sam Worthington. He is a demigod who was sent to earth to save his mother.
When he was born, Zeus sent a sea monster to kill him. His mother saved him and gave him to Perseus as a gift.
He is a mythological figure from Greek mythology. His main weapon is the winged Pegasus, which he uses to fly and to fight.
He is one of the few characters who survived the monster attack at the beginning of the film.
Liam Neeson as Zeus
Zeus is the god of the sky and thunder. He had a son, Perseus with his sister, Demeter and he always hated his son because of that he sent titans to kill him twice but Perseus survived.
After Zeus died, Inoue is the king of the gods and the father of Perseus. He was also responsible for sending the sea monster to kill Perseus’s mother. When he finds out that his son has been saved.
Ralph Fiennes as Hades
Ralph Fiennes as Hades, the lord of the underworld, the keeper of the key to life and death, and the ruler of the gods. He is the father of Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades himself.
He is a master of disguise, who can transform himself into a bird or a bull or even a woman. He is also the personification of dark magic and he carries out his plans without anyone knowing.
Rosamund Pike as Andromeda
Ad and Andromeda are the children of the Titan god-king Hyperion. They had to rescue their father when he was being held captive by a wild monster and they had to do so alone because everyone else was afraid of him.
Perseus found out that the only way to save his mother is if he had to kill the monster and he was the only one brave enough to do it.
Bill Nighy as Hephaestus
In the movie, Zeus wants to see the Titan Kronos, who has been imprisoned for eons. He sends Hephaestus to retrieve him.
The Titans are imprisoned on the island of Crete and are the source of the godly power that keeps the Olympians from being overthrown.
When the film first came out, it had a great and positive response at the beginning of its run. But as the movie went on Critics started to review the film like this.
The start of reviews was good but slowly they decreased by making fun of certain scenes or topics that are presented.
The film had a great start. It was the event that made everybody go and see it on Friday Night Early by saying ‘man, till we get paid and maybe it’s tomorrow’ titans brought him back.
He wants to turn some gods into stone enter than the god of wealth he had a bad reaction to the titan and he showed up in human form in the underworld. His son had to go find him so he could fix things Kronos had created.
Neeson was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in the film, and the film earned a Razzie Award nomination. It’s “a relentlessly mechanical piece of work that will not or cannot make the imaginative leaps to furnish even fleeting moments of awe, wonder, or charm,” according to Todd McCarthy of The Hollywood Reporter.
Despite the fact that the first film earned three stars, Roger Ebert awarded Wrath only two, stating, “It is a comprehensible story, and you won’t need your CliffsNotes on Greek myths.”
You get an idea of who the major players are, and then they waste a few minutes yelling laughable dialogue at one another while being all but pushed off the screen by special effects, according to Mark Olsen of the Los Angeles Times. This is a plain product, a film that lacks any amount of energy or enthusiasm of any kind.
There have had some positive reviews, however. ‘With Wrath of the Titans, hewing incrementally more faithfully to its Greek origins and shaving the fat in essential places,’ according to Variety’s Andrew Barker.
‘Wrath of the Titans’ radiates the right-ahead, straight-faced pleasures of mythos-muscular epics, such as Hercules and Jason and the Argonauts, which were produced in Europe a half-century ago, according to Time magazine’s Richard Corliss. Entertainment Weekly’s Owen Gleiberman reported,”
”Wrath of the Titans is certainly more fun, in its solemnly junky way, than John Carter,” for a movie that’s mostly heated-over pseudo-mythology and special effects.
It may also be a little more entertaining than its cheeseball predecessor, Clash of the Titans, which was released in 2010.
General View of the Movie
The Titans and the gods of the movie are controlled by a god named Cronos and he had to lock up all of the titans into cages at first- except for Hercules.
He tried to bring both together in order to make his son Kronus think that he was hurting Percy so he and the god of the universe had to come and join forces with the titans and gods of the wrath of titans.
The film shows Percy, Annabeth (a god), Hades- son of Cronus and Poseidon in the battle against a special enemy where he had shown his Greek-style fighting skills that is to the death and had a special of attack where he would pierce the enemy with his sword when he had that move Percy used it as well.
The plot of titans- the wrath of titans is one of the most disappointing god movies I have ever seen.
On each setup, each one was treated differently, and often incorrectly. It was one of the early issues we started working with Nick on. In pre-production, Nick was aware that JL was a style and shooting approach that was going to be gritty, hand handled, and in the trenches.
The production designer, Charlie, was creating an arena for these creatures that would require the actors and stunts to fight each other no matter what.
Tough corridors that needed to accommodate a Rhino-sized creature and ten humans were going to guarantee that they would be thrown, crushed, or killed.
So, in pre-production, we discussed approaches with the stunts, SFX, and Nick on how to get this look as earthy and integrated as Jonathan was hoping for.
On most occasions, the Chimera was too large, fast, and agile to allow a proxy or man in a suit to fill in for it. We did, however, make use of SFX wall explosions and kickers positioned around set timers to guide him down his path.
I was initially concerned that this would create trouble in post- that we would be too bound to these, and that it would impede the animation too much.
I would usually add it all ourselves on some shows, but with Jonathan’s style in mind, we would typically go for the plate with the best grit in the frame.
Imdb and Rotten Tomatoes
According to Rotten Tomatoes, a review aggregator, 27% of 172 measured critics offered the film a positive review; the average rating is 5.7/10.
‘Its 3D effects are an improvement over its predecessor’s, but in nearly every other respect, Wrath of the Titans fails to improve upon the stilted acting, wooden dialogue, and chaos-driven plot of the franchise’s first installment,’ according to the site’s critical consensus.
The film obtained an average score of 37 out of 100 from Metacritic, suggesting “generally unfavorable reviews.” It was based on 32 critics. Audiences awarded the film an average grade of “B” on an A+ to F scale In CinemaScore polls conducted during the opening weekend, slightly better than the first film’s “B.”
The storyline of Wrath of the Titans is a lot more complex than the trailers lead you to believe. The movie follows the titular Titans, who are descendants of Greek and Roman gods and goddesses, as they try to save humanity from evil forces. I won’t spoil any major plot points for you, but it’s definitely worth checking out if you’re a fan of mythology or action movies.
Is Wrath of the Titans Better?
It depends on the type of moviegoer you are. The first film was a B-movie with minimal effects and special effects that didn’t overly impress anyone. Wrath of the Titans has more action scenes and higher production values, which translate to improved quality over the first one in many areas.”
Is Wrath of the Titans a True Story?
No, Wrath of the Titans is not a true story. It is an upcoming movie based on the comic book series of the same name and is being directed by Jonathan Liebesman.
Is Wrath of the Titans for Kids?
There is no definite answer as to whether Wrath of the Titans is appropriate for kids or not. However, it is generally agreed that the movie does have some violence and strong language which may not be suitable for children.
Was Wrath of the Titans Canceled?
The movie had a hard time finding funding and the lead of the film, Sam Worthington, had to take extended breaks from the filming to care for his son. He asked fans of the first Wrath of the Titans to not question production as he was abducted by special effects and action scenes that he had to produce.