Review: Wrath Of The Titans (12A)

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DESPITE largely-negative reviews, Louis Leterrier’s 2010 bombastic remake of Clash Of The Titans generated considerable interest at the box office, spawning this inevitable sequel.

Jonathan Liebesman (Battle: Los Angeles) takes over the director’s chair, integrating live action and a blitzkrieg of digital effects as demi-god Perseus (Sam Worthington) returns to his fishing village with his young son, hoping to put his monster-slaying days behind him.

Alas, war looms because the humans have relinquished their devotion to the gods including brothers Zeus (Liam Neeson), Hades (Ralph Fiennes) and Poseidon (Danny Huston).

Consequently, the imprisoned Titans, led by their father Kronos, are gaining in strength and threatening to escape from the cavernous prison of Tartarus.

Once again, Hades schemes to overthrow Zeus by forging an alliance with Kronos, thereby unleashing hell on Earth.

So Perseus answers the call to arms, slaying a new menagerie of terrifying beasts with the help of feisty Andromeda (Rosamund Pike) and Poseidon’s demi-god offspring, Agenor (Toby Kebbell).