Movie Review by Aaron Hassinger
Three Rivers Library Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
May 1, 2012
Movie: Wrath of the Titans
I recently watched the movie Wrath of the Titans, sequel to Clash of the Titans, and think that it was a great film. The movie was live action and well put together. Perseus, a character played by the actor Sam Worthington, is the Son of Zeus (god of the sky)and slayer of the great Kraken (a snake dragon creature). Ten years after defeating the Kraken, Perseus now lives with his son Helius as a fisherman. Perseus’s father Zeus comes and visits him at his home. The gods are in desperate need of the Demi-god’s help. Hades wants to drain Zeus’s power to help free Kronos, the titan, from Tartarus, the Underworld Prison. Perseus decides to go to Tartarus to rescue Zeus, his father. The movie follows this plot in a very fast paced manner with lots of action. Overall I though this movie was a great way to make a sequel to Clash of the Titans. The movie was very true to the well-known books by Rick Riordan, who also wrote Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus. Wrath of the Titans provides information about Greek mythology while still including many exciting action scenes. All this, plus the 3D effects really made this film into a hit. The 3D effects really added a new element to the movie. Battle scenes looked great and things flew at you and really made you feel as if the movie was happening in the row in front of you. Also, an element was added that I think many people will enjoy–gods can die. People of all ages will love gods being able to die because it shows gods aren’t invincible like they usually are told to be. I think people will like this movie because of the Greek mythology elements, gods being able to die, and of course the 3D. Overall I would give this movie a 10/10.