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"Wrath of the Titans" (Blu-ray) - Reviewed by Stephen Hornbrook

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Synopsis

The sequel to Clash of the Titans, Wrath of the Titans follows Perseus 10 years after he defeated the Kraken as he tries to defend the planet from the rise of Kronos. In order to defeat the Titan king Kronos, Perseus needs the ultimate weapon, designed by Hephaestus, made from the three God's weapons: Zues' Bolt, Poseidon's Trident, and Hades' Pitchfork.  Combining these three weapons is the only way to defeat Kronos.  Helping the Titan king to return are the Gods Hades and Ares.  They have captured Zeus and are feeding his powers into Kronos. It is up to the demigod Perseus to save the Gods and humankind. 

Specifications

  • Warner Bros.
  • 2012, Color, PG-13, 99 Minutes
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • 1080p
  • Codec: AVC
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD Master
  • Starring: Sam Worthington, Bill Nighy, Ralph Fiennes, Liam Neeson
  • Directed by: Jonathan Liebesman
Rating
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  • Violence: Mythical Violence
  • Sex: No
  • Language: Mild

Commentary

 I am not sure where these movies are going wrong. There is a wealth of material to choose from but the screenplays behind Clash and Wrath of the Titans are shockingly weak.  I had high hopes for Wrath, the visuals looked stunning and the cast was solid.  Unfortunately the movie never gets going and has a slow pace with little to no suspense.  I enjoyed the visual's and special effects, but was otherwise waiting for the movie to end.  Skip this one. 

Technical

Solid video here. The transfer is sharp and detailed with excellent contrast. The sound mix on the other hand was a bit boring. There were some excellent bass notes from Kronos, but the use of surrounds was sporadic and lacking.  There were many moments during the film that could have benefited from extra surround effects.  

Extras

Maximum Movie Mode - The Path of Men and The Path of Gods, Deleted Scenes