With all the new monsters thought up everyday it’s fun to see some real classic monsters that have featured in stories for centuries appear in movies. Wrath Of The Titans features a few classics like the Cyclops; the one eyed giant. These monsters and Half God Perseus fighting them is sadly the only thing consistent in the movie. A movie that made me feel like I was watching a friend of mine playing a video game. For anyone remotely familiar with that scenario: there’s nothing more boring the watching somebody else play while you have to wait your turn.
Wrath starts off fairly nicely with Perseus pretending to be a simple man instead of a demigod when his village is attacked by a two-headed fire breathing dragon. Don’t you just hate it when that happens? Of course he slays the dragon which means level 1 was completed. Quite quickly the structure of this movie became clear to me. Everything not concerning Perseus going from A to B could be viewed as nothing more than cutscenes. The entire movie consists of nothing more of little scenes, which do not add depth to the characters at all, followed by Perseus going on a quest and like most video RPG games like Zelda the theme varies every quest; there’s the desert level, the sea level, the woods level and the underground lair level. This underground lair is entirely computer generated and is something of a labyrinth with rotating platforms. Yes, in true video game fashion it even has platforms.
I’ve been watching some of George Carlin’s shows last couple of days and he clearly states that he doesn’t believe in Gods because, amongst other, he simply does not believe in an invisible man in the sky who looks at each and everyone of us. This brings me to one of the more puzzling things about Wrath Of The Titans. The Gods are weekend because people don’t pray to them anymore. I found this peculiar because nowadays a lot of people are praying to an invisible man in the sky who’s existence is, to say the least, very doubtful. But in the movies the Gods are proven entities, they have shown their faces, their power, they have reproduced with humans creating demigods. They are a fact, and yet fewer and fewer praying to them? Zeus, shove some lightning bolts up their asses Samuel L, Jackson would say.
Wrath Of The Titans is a movie full of special effects scenes. But in the process it loses the focus on a good story and characters with depth. The movie is only 100 minutes long but felt longer. Instead of this movie I would rather be playing a Legend Of Zelda game; same atmosphere, better story and less boring because I get to be at the controls.