“Release the kraken,” please meet “Prepare for oblivion.”
It doesn’t come as too much of a surprise that the newest “Wrath of the Titans” trailer features a lot of wrath and even more Titans. This time around, the Greek Titans are attempting to break free from their prison of Tartarus. Zeus (Liam Neeson) returns to Perseus (Sam Worthington) a decade after the events of “Clash of the Titans” and enlists his help yet again. At what point does Perseus’ obligation to his absentee father meet its end? Our guess is in the anticipated third movie.
There certainly is a wild array of nerdy movies in the 2012 blockbuster line-up, but “Wrath of the Titans” offers something that few of the other ones do: monsters, monsters and more monsters. If you don’t believe us, just watch that trailer yet again and try to count all the new mythological creatures in it on one hand. That’s what we’re signing up for in these movies, so we’re totally okay with it. As long as the 3D doesn’t give us the same sort of headache that “Clash of the Titans” did, that is.
Also in this trailer are new shots of Rosamund Pike and Toby Kebbell, who make their debut in the “Titans” franchise in this new movie. We’re digging the way Pike is a warrior heroine, unlike Gemma Arterton’s Io in “Clash.” But couldn’t her character Andromeda have taken some time to teach Perseus the perks of a good hair cut?
Jonathan Liebesman directed “Wrath of the Titans,” which also stars Ralph Fiennes, Bill Nighy, Danny Huston and Edgar Ramirez. It’s due in theaters on March 30.