History continues to unfold as we enter this mythological movie.
The Gods foresee trouble as man stops believing in them, which causes a power vacuum that could release an ancient evil. In a tragic bind, Zeus (Liam Neesen) must contact his demigod son Perseus (Sam
Worthington) in hopes of getting assistance in the war to come. And while his reason is sound, his hopes are dashed when Perseus wishes to keep his humanity and stay a father and a fisherman.
Through treachery and pain, Zeus and Poseidon are attacked by Hades (Ralph Fiennes) and his cohorts. With this major power lost, the demons of hell are released upon the world. Now more than ever, a man that wouldn’t be a god is needed and dragged screaming as the war comes to his doorstep.
With a new formula built on action and painted with a light coat of plot, Wrath takes on its predecessor and beats it down. Worthington is still a somewhat “Hollywood” choice for the film, but he is really just the arrow that moves you through the maze. Luckily, instead of story, this movie draws on tried and true mythology that runs deep to hokey on a minute by minute basis. Lastly, this movie (Unlike the
first) was made for 3D. Yes, it looks better, but I would have been just as happy with 2D.