REVIEW: WRATH OF THE TITANS
OVERVIEW: Saving the world means “going to hell” in “Wrath of the Titans,” arriving onto Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download on June 26from Warner Home Entertainment Group. Perseus, the half-human son of Zeus is once again on a quest in “Wrath of the Titans” as the dangerous Titans, imprisoned in hell, threaten to rise up and overthrow the gods of Olympus, unleashing chaos and destruction in their wake.
Jonathan Liebesman directed “Wrath of the Titans” from a
screenplay by Dan Mazeau & David Leslie Johnson, story by
Greg Berlanti & David Leslie Johnson & Dan Mazeau, based
on characters created by Beverley Cross. The film was produced
by Basil Iwanyk, who also produced the previous hit "Clash
of the Titans," and Polly Johnsen.
“Wrath of the Titans” will be available on Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack
and on single disc DVD. The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack features a 3D hi-definition, a hi-definition, a standard definition copy of the film and UltraViolet; the Blu-ray Combo Pack features a hi-definition, a standard definition copy of the film and UltraViolet; and the single disc DVD features a standard definition copy of the film and UltraViolet. All include UltraViolet which allows consumers to download and instantly stream the standard definition theatrical version of the film to a wide range of devices including computers and compatible tablets, smartphones, game consoles, Internet-connected TVs and Blu-ray players.*
A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus (Worthington)—the demigod son of Zeus (Neeson)—is attempting to live quietly as a village fisherman and the sole parent to his 10-year-old son, Helius.
But unbeknownst to Perseus, a struggle for supremacy has been raging between the gods that will come to threaten his idyllic life. Dangerously weakened by humanity's lack of devotion, the gods are losing hold of their immortality, as well as control over the imprisoned Titans and their ferocious leader, Kronos, father of the long-ruling brothers Zeus, Hades (Fiennes) and Poseidon (Danny Huston). The triumvirate had overthrown their powerful father long ago, leaving him to rot in the gloomy abyss of Tartarus, a dungeon that lies deep within the cavernous Underworld.
Now, Perseus cannot ignore his true calling as Hades, along with Zeus' godly son, Ares (Edgar Ramirez), switches loyalties and makes a deal with Kronos to capture Zeus. The Titan's strength grows as Zeus' remaining godly powers are siphoned...and hell is unleashed on earth.
Enlisting the help of the warrior Queen Andromeda (Rosamund Pike), Poseidon's demigod son Agenor (Toby Kebbell), and fallen god Hephaestus (Bill Nighy), Perseus bravely embarks on a treacherous quest into the Underworld to rescue Zeus, overthrow the Titans and save mankind.
FILM REVIEW: If you have never seen Clash of the Titans, be prepared to fail to connect to the plot in this follow-up release. Despite the terribly short recap, at the start of film, Wrath of the Titans’ audience is very dependent on a firm understanding of the predecessor flick, in order to understand the conflicts in the movie. In addition, attempting to develop a sense of connection with any of the characters became next to impossible, despite my having previously been through the plot of its forerunner. Almost all characters conveyed very little, if any, emotional connection to the audience.
The action scenes were at times over-kill and for the most part very confusing. The delivery of the dialog was poor at best and the star-studded line-up failed to capture and allow the audience to escape reality for the ninety minutes. However, on a more positive note, the film essentially delivers the block-buster cinematic action expected of any big budget Hollywood flick, regardless of its lacked in dialog and overall substance. If one is willing to overlook the appeal of good story telling, then this is a 'must-see' for the action-flick enthusiast.
Overall, Wrath of the Titans could have gotten a better rating, but the reality is that it only deserves 3 stars.
By Movie-Man Stan
The film is
presented in 1080P widescreen in a 1.85:1 aspect ration
preserving its theatrical format. The picture is just
flawless.Not only the picture looks great in
this release, also the sound it is good, a 5.1 DTS-HD Master
Audio (48kHz/24bit) in English, Spanish and French that provides a
good complement to the picture. It also includes
English Spanish French
1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen 1080P
English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, English DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital,
French 5.1 Dolby Digital Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
ESDH, Latin Spanish
Maximum Movie Mode: Control your destiny and choose one of two unique experiences: The Path of Men or The Path of Gods
- Battling the Chimera
- Who Are The Titans?
- Agenor: The Other Demi-God
- The Cyclops Fight
- Prison of the Titans
- Minotaur: The Human Nightmare
- The Heavens Raise Hell on Earth
- Hephaestus: God of Fire
- Lost in Tartarus' Labyrinth
- Creatures of the Titans
Deleted Scenes and more!
DVD disc: Feature film in standard definition
UltraViolet Digital Copy of the film
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