|Directed by:||Jonathan Liebesman|
|Written by:||David Johnson|
|Cast:||Sam Worthington, Ralph Fiennes, Liam Neeson, Danny Huston, Edgar Ramirez, Bill Nighy, Toby Kebbell, Rosamund Pike|
|Genre:||Action, Adventure, Fantasy|
+ fantastic special effects, both practical and CG
+ scope (they really up'd the ante in just about every way from the first movie)
+ great climactic action sequence that throws just about everything and the kitchen sink in there
+ great cast
+ addition of sprinkled humour really helps
- doesn't get off to the best start in the first act
- although not as big of a character and not as big of a disappointment as Medusa in Clash, the part with the Minotaur could've been a lot better
- while definitely better than the Kraken in Clash, it would've been nice to see more of Kronos
this is about as good as you're going to get for a post conversion job. Thankfully director Jonathan Liebsman actually shot with 3D in mind and while this is his first 3D movie, he's gotten off to a fine start for his first try. It's not the best of the best but there are some cool depth moments and a bunch of moments where things fly at the screen, and a couple where things seem to pop off the screen. If you have an extra couple bucks, it's well worth it. 2 out of 3.
It's a big improvement over Clash, which I gave a 5 out of 10. The action scenes are bigger as is the scope of the whole movie. It's not the deepest movie but you can't really complain about that here, this is popcorn entertainment--that is it's goal and that is what it achieves for the most part. Unfortunately while the score is still solid here, it fails to match the quality of the score from Clash which was easily the best part of that movie. While not without it's faults, Wrath improves upon Clash in most every way and not only ups the ante in terms of action pieces but also brings some fun changes to the series, like more screentime with the Gods and a bunch of more humourous moments that for the most part really worked. Recommended.