Wrath of the Titans: a popcorn movie very inspired by God of War

Wrath of the Titans: a popcorn movie very inspired by God of War

The final battle with Cronus borrows a lot from famous video games.

A week after Clash of the TitansTFX will air its sequel, Wrath of the Titans, tonight at 9:05 p.m. A slightly more successful and entertaining episode than the 2010 remake, which should bring back memories to players of god of war. When it was released in 2012, First highlighted in particular the similarities between the Cronos of the film and one of the villains of the game.

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Summary: A decade after his heroic victory over the monstrous Kraken, Perseus, the demigod son of Zeus, tries to lead a quieter life as a fisherman in a village and raises his 10-year-old son, Helius, on his own. Meanwhile, the Gods and Titans engage in a power struggle. Dangerously weakened by the humans’ lack of devotion, the gods are about to lose control of the imprisoned Titans and their fearsome leader, Kronos, father of the ruling triumvirate, Zeus, Hades and Poseidon. Long before, the three brothers had overthrown their mighty father, leaving him to languish in the dark abyss of Tartarus, a dungeon buried deep in the bowels of the underworld.

Our review: It was hard to do worse than Clash of the Titans of 2010. And therefore not difficult to do better. Successor to Louis Leterrier, Jonathan Liebesman imports some tics from his previous World Invasion: Los Angeles. The first fight scene attempts the delicate split between the post-war war filmBlack Hawk Down (shaky cam, dust-free editing) and Greco-antique fantasy, for a curious result, especially when creatures rain down from the sky, breaking the sound barrier like missiles in the Baghdad sky. The film then calms down, and delivers scenes that are quite generous visually, in a 3D for once successful – the resurrection of the Titan Cronos, a real piece of digital bravery.

The amateur will have fun raising the almost literal pumping to the video game series god of war (the prison of Tartarus is reminiscent of the central level of the first opus, and the final battle with Cronos borrows from the first two games), but without the gore / incorrect side of the games. However, the real success of the film is not only in the SFX: Edgar Ramirez in the role of Ares, god of war, deploys a rather mind-blowing charisma. Ultimately, Wrath of the Titans is a good popcorn film very far from shameful.

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