‘Wrath of the Titans’ International Trailer Brings on the Greek Monsters

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Wrath of the Titans helmer Jonathan Liebesman (Battle Los Angeles) claims to have approached the sequel to the Clash of the Titans remake with the intention of delivering a more captivating Greek mythological epic – one with the down n’ dirty aesthetic of Gladiator - while also crafting a more compelling story than that told by its predecessor (something franchise star Sam Worthington has likewise promised in the past).

Previous trailers and TV spots for the Titans sequel have focused foremost on the film’s big selling points (set pieces, 3D effects, and action) while also making the movie look genuinely grittier in texture and overall more thrilling than that of the Titans remake. The new international trailer for Wrath of the Titans successfully continues that marketing approach.

The second Clash of the Titans installment picks up ten years after the first film, as Hades (Ralph Fiennes) conspires with Ares (Edgar Ramírez) to free the vicious Kronos and the rest of the imprisoned Titans in order to overthrow Zeus (Liam Neeson) and unleash hell on Earth. Zeus’ mortal son Perseus (Worthington) must once again step forth as a savior for humankind, rescue his Godly father from the depths of the Underworld, and defeat the Titans once and for all.

Joining the older and more experienced Perseus on his new adventure is a ragtag team which includes the warrior Queen Andromeda (Rosamund Pike), Poseidon’s demigod son Argenor (Toby Kebbell) and the fallen God, Hephaestus (Bill Nighy).

Check out the international trailer for Wrath of the Titans:

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Give Wrath of the Titans credit: it looks to deliver more impressive battle sequences and imaginative Greek monsters than its predecessor, while also upping Perseus’ credibility as a true badass warrior (wielding a bolt of lightning does that). We’ll just have to wait and find out if the script co-penned by such writers as Greg Berlanti (Green Lantern) and  David Johnson (Red Riding Hood) has enough substance too.

Yes, we know that “substance” is a secondary concern when it comes to a Clash of the Titans movie, but completely mindless popcorn entertainment tends to be pretty boring. Being able to actually care somewhat about the characters always helps to make the bombardment of violence and action onscreen more engaging.

And on a side note: who else is glad that Fiennes no longer sounds like he’s been punched in the throat while playing Hades in Wrath of the Titans? Moving on…

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Wrath of the Titans opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D theaters around the U.S. on March 30th, 2012.

Source: Yahoo! Movies

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  1. Awesome. Can’t wait.

  2. Nope. Sorry, but this looks DUMB. I won’t be wasting my money on this steaming pile of garbage. I’ll stick with the ORIGINAL Clash of the Titans, cheesy as it may seem.

    • You are one sorry @$$ dude! LOL!

    • I tend to agree, the “reboot” or remake, or whatever it was in 2010 was a sory excuse for a cliff-notes version of the original. This one seems to be taking the story of the Disney Hercules movie and adapting it to make a sequel to Titans. Can we please give up on the remakes, reboots and adaptations, Hollywood? Where’s the originality at any more?

  3. Where is Kratos when you need him?

    • Kratos is drinking coffee

  4. (URL edited out) This guy is right on the money

    • Pretty much echoes my sentiments. But that blog uses a horrible unreadable font.

    • The writer of that blog lost all credibility with this statement:
      “… computer generated imagery that … looks like it was done on Adobe 1.”
      Absolutely ridiculous statement as the CGI looks incredible for this movie.

      • Hmm, the cyclopes is suspect, IMHO. One thing that’s hard to get right is motion that feels real and the physics.

        • This has to do with the fact the Cyclops, although mythical, is still about 95% human looking. If there is one thing we are ALL experts at (whether we know it or not) is human anatomy. We stare at each other every day of our lives so if something doesn’t look “human” we will pick up on it. That’s why CGI is still struggling to overcome the Uncanny Valley. They are getting closer (as was evidenced in Tron 2) but close doesn’t cut it in this case.

  5. So they pack every.single.greek.myth. they can find into one movie.

  6. Looks really awesome..

    • You were so excited that you forgot the last full stop in your ellipsis!

      • Hoorah for Grammar NAZIs like me, but you missed the fact that it should also be spaced for a true ellipsis – just saying.

  7. I have to say the trailer looks exciting but I have been fooled WAY too many times by exciting trailers only to go see it and have the story in between all those exciting elements be just terrible.

    • ^ Spider-Man 3 syndrome

  8. Thou shall not be fooled by cool explosions and computer generated images.

    • /raises hand……guilty as charged. The last movie that buffaloed me was coincidentally Clash of the Titans (I was so bored I even nodded off in the theater once :P )

      In my defense though, if I have any doubts now, I will read reviews FIRST and if it’s marginal will wait for Redbox :)

  9. As far as trailer goes…looks pretty cool. Now let see how the actual movie turns out. I was not too impressed with the last one.

  10. The trailer looks good! Good enough to compete with that of The Avengers and The Amazing Spiderman! I’m giving this movie a chance even if the first wasn’t so good!

  11. That Danny McBride hair cut…

    • Better than the David Beckham buzz cut he had in the first movie

  12. I have a pretty good feeling this will be EPIC,the first big action blockbuster of 2012,i’ll be there.

    • I thought the first big action blockbuster was going to be John Carter?

      (gets slapped on the back of the head by mongoose)

      Oh, sorry.

      :-D

      • I wouldn’t do that. If JCoM does indeed turn out to be a great movie then so be it. It’s success or failure however is not hanging on the changes they made to all the visuals from the book (the thing I’m most irked about). The story is what will make it work.

        If it is a success though then all I can ask is, WHY couldn’t they have matched the book descriptions?

  13. I don’t care what anyone has to say about the first one or Sam Worthington, this looks pretty damn bad ass…

    • Same.

    • I agree.

    • I agree

  14. Sure would love for this and the Hunger Games to both meet my high expectations. It’d be a fantastic kickoff to the greatest year in movies ever.

  15. super

  16. Once again I think the trailer gives too much information beforehand. The film will basically be something similar to Pers. trying to find this mythic spear/bolt thing to defeat the titans, and the climax will be the mano-a-titano duel with the lava titan… But I hope not…

    • Ah man! Now you went and ruined it. Thanks a LOT for spoiling the engaging plot, now it’s just not worth seeing.

  17. The trailer looks amazing but when the film comes out, this could either turn out to be awesome or disappointing and awful like Battle LA.

    Hopefully, it turns out to be great.

  18. Why don’t they call this ‘God of War: the Movie’? Isn’t that what this essentially is. Oh, wait… this is a pile of crap. I’d rather play all the games in the God of War series than waste $20 on this. Harry Hamlin IS and always will be Perseus.

  19. Looks good, hope the lead actor do a better job with his acting chops this time, he was kinda off in the first movie.

    • he was a bit of a robot in the first one wasn’t he? I still kinda liked it though,,, *sheepish grin*

  20. At least he has hair in this one. :-)

    Looks good to me; I just hope they don’t fool me like they did with the trailer for the first film. Also, when are they going to do a Jason and the Argonauts movie? Hercules (Heracles) is in the works; why not Jason? I remember watching that as a kid and loved it

    • It’s only a matter of time before we see this redone and then there’s always the awesome adventures of Sinbad from the 70′s I loved as a kid they can ruin!

      /sigh….Hollywood is slowly but surely killing my childhood one movie at a time.

      • Then don’t watch and it is no longer an issue. When the new one comes out, then rent or buy the old one instead… unless you’re just looking for something to whine about, then ruin away.

  21. I went to see the first one and enjoyed it but find myself having one horrible feeling of being underwhelmed and left wanting a good ending… I know it was inevitable but it felt like they ran out of time on it. The reason I felt underwhelmed was that it just didn’t feel ‘epic’ like it should, I later realised that due to Robin Hood being the trailer before hand and having a large army at his disposal… Poor Percy had a few men? Ridiculous.
    Other than that the only other stand out was the female lead didn’t stand up to the ‘beauty’ of her part, unfortunately.

    • ‘Percy’ wasn’t supposed to have any men lol,,, besides when they were on the ship, in the proper ‘Greek Hero’ fashion he was supposed to defeat Medusa alone as well as the Kraken and Hades. :P

  22. I won’t deny that it’s a good trailer. I also won’t deny that I love Liam, and he deserves better than this atrocity of a movie – as it will most assuredly end up being. That being said, I despised what they did to the story of the last one compared to the original Clash of the Titans. They took the cliff notes, and then tore out half the pages, this doesn’t bode well for a sequel that is effectively the Hercules sotry from the Disney film.

  23. I totally want to see this movie.

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