Here we were, all a buzz over those new DARK KNIGHT RISES and AVENGERS trailers when along comes WRATH OF THE TITANS to spoil the party.
There's certainly no love lost here at Starburst HQ with CLASH OF THE TITANS, and we know many of you feel the same way, but Warner Bros. clearly hope we can all forgive the cinematic crimes they committed with their remake and give their sequel a chance.
Ok, Warner Bros... prove us wrong. Make us give a monkey's...
Well played WB. Well played. It actually looks rather awesome, doesn't it. Sure, ol' Worthy's as wooden as ever, but who could resist seeing how those set-pieces turn out?
So now the franchise is in uncharted territory, what's this one all about then? Good question. Let's check out the official synopsis and find out...
'A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus (Worthington) --the demigod son of Zeus (Neeson)--is attempting to live a quieter life as a village fisherman and the sole parent to his 10-year old son, Helius. Meanwhile, a struggle for supremacy rages between the gods and the Titans. Dangerously weakened by humanity's lack of devotion, the gods are losing control of the imprisoned Titans and their ferocious leader, Kronos, father of the long-ruling brothers Zeus, Hades (Fiennes) and Poseidon (Danny Huston). The triumvirate had overthrown their powerful father long ago, leaving him to rot in the gloomy abyss of Tartarus, a dungeon that lies deep within the cavernous underworld. Perseus cannot ignore his true calling when Hades, along with Zeus' godly son, Ares (Edgar Ramirez), switch loyalties and make a deal with Kronos to capture Zeus. The Titans' strength grows stronger as Zeus' remaining godly powers are siphoned, and hell is unleashed on earth. Enlisting the help of the warrior Queen Andromeda (Rosamund Pike), Poseidon's demigod son, Argenor (Toby Kebbell), and fallen god Hephaestus (Bill Nighy), Perseus bravely embarks on a treacherous quest into the underworld to rescue Zeus, overthrow the Titans and save mankind.'
Could WRATH be one of the rare sequels that surpasses the original? It certainly can't be worse.
We'll all find out (well, the more forgiving amongst us anyway) when WRATH OF THE TITANS opens March 30th 2012. Anybody else slightly disturbed by the quick turnaround time on these movies?
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