I watched Wrath of the Titans this weekend and I have to say: I didn’t hate it. I actually rather enjoyed it. I would have loved to have seen it in the theatre. I find this odd as I was very unimpressed with Clash of the Titans.
Wrath was not a great movie. It was a very straight-forward mythic action-adventure story with some good fight scenes and neat monsters. And, seriously, that’s all I really want. I don’t know why Clash fell so hard with me while I enjoyed Wrath. Clash left such a lack of impression on me, it’s hard to even recall what I didn’t like about it.
I do know what I liked about Wrath: didn’t take itself seriously, had fun characters, actors delivered, action delivered, comic relief also useful character. Seriously, this was just a good romp with enough Greek mythic background to push it just out of Medieval fantasy storyland. Not far, mind you. This would seriously have rocked as a Sinbad movie with genies and efreeti instead of gods and titans! And that’s likely why it worked: it is a generic/classic action adventure with a huge budget that didn’t let that budget give it an ego.
Or maybe I was just in a pretty good mood.
I’m going to give this a recommendation for those who enjoyed the Scorpion King and D&D2: Wrath of the Dragon-God (there’s that wrath again). It’s like that, but with more money.