Wrath of the Titans

Wrath of the Titans is a 2012 motion fantasy movie and a sequel to the 2010 movie Conflict of the Titans. The movie stars Sam Worthington, Rosamund Pike, Invoice Nighy, Édgar Ramírez, Toby Kebbell, Danny Huston, Ralph Fiennes, and Liam Neeson, with Jonathan Liebesman directing a screenplay by Dan Mazeau and David Leslie Johnson from a narrative by them and Greg Berlanti. Wrath of the Titans takes place a decade after the occasions of the previous movie because the gods lose management over the imprisoned Titans (because of humanity’s lack of prayers which is also draining their immortality) and Perseus is known as, this time to rescue his father Zeus, overthrow the Titans, and save mankind.

Speak of a sequel started with the discharge of Conflict of the Titans in March 2010. Writers Dan Mazeau and David Leslie Johnson have been employed in June 2010 and director Jonathan Liebesman was introduced on board in August 2010. Nearly all of the casting came about between January and February 2011. Principal pictures started in London in March 2011. Like its predecessor, the movie was transformed to 3D in post-production. Wrath of the Titans was launched in 2D and 3D on March 30, 2012, in the US. The movie obtained widespread adverse reception from critics and grossed $301 million worldwide. A sequel entitled Revenge of the Titans was deliberate for a 2013 launch, however was cancelled because of the two movies’ vital failures and too few concepts for the script.[6]

Plot

Ten years after defeating Hades’ Kraken, Perseus, the demigod son of Zeus, now lives as a fisherman together with his younger son Heleus, after the loss of life of his spouse Io. Zeus visits Perseus and asks for his assist, saying that people aren’t praying to the gods; consequently, the gods are shedding their energy and changing into mortal, that means they will now not maintain the partitions of Tartarus that are holding again the imprisoned Titan Kronos from freedom. Perseus, valuing his household’s security, refuses to get entangled.

Zeus meets his brothers Hades and Poseidon and his son Ares in Tartarus. He asks Hades’s assist in rebuilding Tartarus’s partitions, however Hades rejects the supply and assaults Zeus. Ares too, having determined to betray Zeus, assaults his father. Poseidon is fatally injured within the ensuing struggle. Hades and Ares imprison Zeus, stealing his thunderbolt. They plan to make a cope with Kronos; in alternate for remaining immortal, they may drain Zeus’s divine energy to revive Kronos. The partitions of Tartarus break, unleashing monsters onto the world.

After killing a two-headed Chimera that attacked his village, Perseus travels to satisfy his father. He as a substitute finds a dying Poseidon who informs him of the circumstances and tells him to seek out his demigod son Agenor, who will lead him to Hephaestus, who is aware of the way in which into Tartarus. Poseidon then provides Perseus his trident and succumbs to his accidents. Perseus, Andromeda and Agenor got down to discover Hephaestus on a hidden island.

Agenor explains that Hephaestus created three weapons which Zeus, Hades, and Poseidon wield: Zeus’s thunderbolt, Hades’s pitchfork, and Poseidon’s trident, which might collectively kind the Spear of Trium, the one weapon that may defeat Kronos. After an encounter with three 30 ft. Cyclopes, the vacationers ultimately meet the now-mortal Hephaestus and attain the doorway of a labyrinth resulting in Tartarus. Hephaestus sacrifices himself throughout an assault by Ares to allow Perseus, Andromeda, and Agenor to enter the labyrinth. As soon as contained in the labyrinth they encounter the Minotaur that assaults them, however Perseus manages to kill it.

The group ultimately enters Tartarus. In the meantime, Zeus has been virtually completely drained of energy as Kronos awakens. Zeus apologizes to Hades for banishing him to the underworld and asks his forgiveness, as he has forgiven Hades for his actions. Hades decides to assist Zeus and cease Kronos in distinction to Ares, who nonetheless desires to proceed to the previous’s revival. Perseus arrives and frees Zeus. Ares wounds Zeus with Hades’ pitchfork, permitting Perseus to acquire it earlier than he and the others escape Tartarus with Zeus.

Aiming to retrieve Zeus’ thunderbolt from Ares as a way to defeat Kronos, Perseus challenges him to a duel. In the meantime, Andromeda’s military is overwhelmed by the Makhai. Hades revives Zeus and collectively they defeat the creatures. Kronos seems and begins to assault Andromeda’s military. Zeus and Hades maintain off Kronos whereas Perseus duels Ares, ultimately killing him with the thunderbolt. Combining the gods’ weapons into the Spear of Trium, Perseus destroys Kronos by touring to his coronary heart and throwing the spear into it.

Zeus reconciles with Perseus after which dies of his wounds. Hades leaves, telling Perseus that he’s now powerless. Perseus kisses Andromeda, and Heleus tells his father that he desires to return to his life as a fisherman, however Perseus tells him they cannot. Perseus encourages Heleus to be happy with himself, as he’s the son of Perseus and the grandson of Zeus. The movie ends with Perseus giving his sword to Heleus.

Forged

  • Sam Worthington as Perseus, the demigod son of Zeus, who defeated the Kraken and saved humanity; Zeus enlists Perseus’ assist as a way to defeat the Titan Kronos. None of Perseus’ adventures within the movie are based mostly on mythological sources.
  • Liam Neeson as Zeus, the king of the gods in addition to the god of the sky, lightning and thunder. Additionally Perseus’ father.
  • Ralph Fiennes as Hades, the god of the underworld and the lifeless. Hades is a brother of Zeus who resents his brother for having been appointed lord of the underworld.
  • Rosamund Pike as Andromeda, who was saved by Perseus when she was a princess; now topped Queen of Argos, she joins Perseus in his quest to defeat Kronos. Pike changed Alexa Davalos within the function, as a consequence of a scheduling battle. In classical mythology, Andromeda was a princess of Aethiopia, who marries Perseus after he saves her from the ocean monster Cetus.
  • Toby Kebbell as Agenor, the demigod son of Poseidon; he joins Perseus in his quest to defeat Kronos. The character is just very loosely based mostly on the mythological Agenor, son of Poseidon and Libya, who was King of Tyre in Phoenicia.
  • Invoice Nighy as Hephaestus, god of metalworkers and blacksmiths who solid of the gods’ weapons. He was referred to as the “Fallen One” for taking Hades’ aspect in a household dispute.
  • Édgar Ramírez as Ares, the god of struggle and violence, who betrays his father Zeus to affix Hades.
  • Danny Huston as Poseidon, the god of the ocean, Agenor’s father. Huston had additionally performed Poseidon in a single scene within the earlier movie.

Lily James seems as Korrina, a feminine warrior from Argos, whereas Matt Milne performs one other Argive soldier. Alejandro Naranjo performs the Argive normal Mantius.

John Bell performs Helius, the younger son of Perseus and Io. In classical Greek mythology, Helius was one of many sons of Perseus and Andromeda; not Io who lived a whole bunch of years earlier than Perseus and was truly one in every of his ancestors.

Sinead Cusack performs the native healer and instructor Clea.

The Minotaur is carried out by Spencer Wilding, with Martin Bayfield motion-captured the oldest of the three cyclopes, who’re based mostly on the mythological cyclopes Arges, Steropes, and Brontes, who assisted Hephaestes.

Manufacturing

Talks of a sequel to Conflict of the Titans started as early as March 2010. Tamer Hassan, who performed Ares within the first movie, acknowledged on the movie’s world premiere that, “They need this one to do nicely to allow them to go forward with the sequel, Return of the Gods“.[7] In April 2010 it was reported that director Louis Leterrier wouldn’t return to direct, however could be an government producer on the second installment. The report additionally acknowledged that Sam Worthington was on board and that Greg Berlanti would write the story.[8]

In June 2010, Warner Bros. employed David Leslie Johnson and Dan Mazeau to write down the screenplay, with Basil Iwanyk returning because the producer.[9] It was introduced that the sequel could be filmed in 3D, somewhat than being transformed to 3D as the primary movie was.[9] In August 2010, it was reported that Jonathan Liebesman had signed on as director.[10]

In September 2010, Liebesman confirmed that Sam Worthington, Gemma Arterton, Ralph Fiennes, and Liam Neeson could be returning.[11][12] Nevertheless, Arterton didn’t reprise her function for unknown causes, leaving her character, Io, lifeless within the movie, which suggests the sequel will need to have been directed with the unique meant ending for the primary movie which didn’t see her revived, as was the case with the ultimate lower. In December 2010, Neeson revealed that the movie could be titled Wrath of the Titans and that filming was anticipated to start subsequent March.[13]

In January 2011, it was reported that Édgar Ramírez and Toby Kebbell have been in negotiations to play Ares and Agenor respectively. It was additionally reported that Invoice Nighy was being courted to play Hephaestus. Moreover, Hayley Atwell was on the shortlist of actresses display testing for the function of Andromeda, performed within the earlier movie by Alexa Davalos who left as a consequence of a scheduling battle. Different actresses being thought-about for Andromeda included Georgina Haig, Janet Montgomery, Dominique McElligott, and Clémence Poésy.[14]

In February 2011, it was reported that Rosamund Pike was close to a deal for the half.[15] Additionally in February, Liebesman introduced that Wrath of the Titans could be transformed to 3D somewhat than shot in 3D as beforehand reported regardless of the adverse criticism the primary Conflict of the Titans obtained for its use of post-conversion 3D. Liebesman defined, “I believe what it’s important to keep in mind is the primary movie was neither shot nor edited with 3D in thoughts. It was shot as a 2D film and edited as a 2D movie, and so they determined to transform it with six or seven weeks to go till launch, which is insane; the know-how was not there. That is why we’re conceiving it from the beginning, from the bottom up, in 3D, enhancing in 3D for 3D.” Liebesman additionally acknowledged the rationale behind the conversion was as a result of he desires to shoot on movie, which is able to give the movie’s imagery higher texture than he would get capturing digitally.[16]

Principal pictures started on March 23, 2011. Filming came about in studios exterior London and later shot on location in Surrey, South Wales and within the Canary Islands on the island of Tenerife and Torres del Paine Nationwide Park in Chilean Patagonia.[17]

Launch

Wrath of the Titans premiered on March 26, 2012, on the AMC Lincoln Sq. Theater in New York Metropolis.[18] Warner Bros. Footage launched the movie in theaters in the US on March 30, 2012.[19]

Residence media

Wrath of the Titans was launched on Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, DVD and digital obtain on June 26, 2012.[20]

Reception

Field workplace

There is a lesson right here: It is higher to burn out than to fade away, as Neil Younger famously sang, however not within the movie enterprise. If Wrath of the Titans finally flops, then, it is going to accomplish that within the precise kind as we speak’s Hollywood prefers: safely, quietly, with out a lot of a fuss.

—Robert Levin of The Atlantic concerning the movie’s field workplace prospects and outcomes.[21]

Wrath of the Titans earned $83.6 million in North America and $221.6 million internationally for a worldwide whole of $301 million, lower than the $493 million grossed by its predecessor.[5] The movie was co-financed by Warner Bros. and Legendary Footage for $150 million, about $25 million greater than it value to provide the unique.[22] It debuted day-and-date in 61 markets worldwide sans Japan and delivered a world opening of $110.3 million.[23][24]

In the US and Canada, the movie was launched in a complete of three,545 theaters with 2,900 3D places (4,400 3D screens), and 290 IMAX places.[24] Initially, it was projected open round with $35–40 million.[25] It opened Friday, March 30, 2012, with $1 million from midnight screenings in 1,490 theaters.[24] The movie went on to earn $34.2 million in North America over the weekend, ending in second place behind The Starvation Video games which was enjoying its second weekend.[26] The opening was over half of the unique’s $61.2 million debut. It performed nicely in IMAX representing $4.7 million of the full weekend’s gross. The follow-up attracted a big male contingent on its opening weekend with 66{ae90547d17d4d74b17007ee836a04674fd006933c139011dc78eb03c100070a7}. Roughly 65{ae90547d17d4d74b17007ee836a04674fd006933c139011dc78eb03c100070a7} of the moviegoers – about 55{ae90547d17d4d74b17007ee836a04674fd006933c139011dc78eb03c100070a7} of whom have been over the age of 25 – noticed the movie in 3D.[22]

Dan Fellman, Warner Bros. president of home distribution, stated the comparability between the opening of the primary and second movie was not truthful as a result of the unique opened on Good Friday, when extra youngsters have been out on spring break. He lamented on the movie’s poor field workplace efficiency: “We decided to open every week earlier than the vacation this time and generate optimistic word-of-mouth since we had points with the final one concerning the 3-D conversion, we’re gonna get there – we’re simply gonna get there differently.”[22] Nevertheless, regardless of not opening on a vacation weekend, the movie had the benefit of enjoying every week earlier than Easter through which the corporate might avail the spring break, which was staggered over the subsequent two weeks. Nevertheless, all this did not essentially help the movie’s additional field workplace efficiency. Warner Bros. stated they did not count on the sequel to achieve the identical degree.[25]

Exterior North America, the movie had a extra profitable opening however this success later dwindled as a consequence of poor phrase of mouth and ultimately was unable to topple the primary movie’s ultimate $332 million worldwide gross. It opened in first place – dethroning The Starvation Video games — with $76.1 million from 14,600 screens (9,766 of which have been in 3D) in 60 territories. It debuted in first place in 46 markets, notably in 9 of the highest 12 worldwide territories together with Korea ($4.3 million), France ($3.1 million) and Italy ($1.8 million). Its greatest opening territories have been Russia and the CIS ($12.8 million, representing 18{ae90547d17d4d74b17007ee836a04674fd006933c139011dc78eb03c100070a7} of the full weekend overseas take), Mexico ($5.2 million) and Brazil ($4.1 million). The movie was ranked No. 1 in 11 markets throughout Latin America.[23] Additionally internationally, it had an IMAX opening of $4 million from 176 screens – or $22,000 per web site – with Russia contributing about $55,000 per-screen at 19 IMAX places.[23]

Essential response

Rotten Tomatoes, a overview aggregator, reviews that 27{ae90547d17d4d74b17007ee836a04674fd006933c139011dc78eb03c100070a7} of 172 surveyed critics gave the movie a optimistic overview; the common score is 4.47/10. The positioning’s vital consensus reads, “Its 3D results are an enchancment over its predecessor’s, however in almost each different respect, Wrath of the Titans fails to enhance upon the stilted performing, picket dialogue, and chaos-driven plot of the franchise’s first installment”.[27] Metacritic assigned the movie a median rating of 37 out of 100 based mostly on 32 critics, indicating “typically unfavorable critiques”.[28] In CinemaScore polls performed through the opening weekend, audiences gave the movie a median grade of “B+” on an A+ to F scale, barely higher than the primary movie’s “B” grade.[22]

The movie earned a Razzie Award nomination for Neeson as Worst Supporting Actor.[29] Todd McCarthy of The Hollywood Reporter referred to as it, “A relentlessly mechanical piece of labor that won’t or can not take the imaginative leaps to yield even fleeting moments of awe, surprise or allure”.[19] Roger Ebert, who gave the primary movie three stars, awarded Wrath with solely two, remarking “It lacks a understandable story, and you will not want your CliffsNotes on the Greek myths. You get an thought of who the main gamers are, after which they spend a modest period of time shouting laughable dialogue at each other whereas being all however pressured off the display by particular results.”.[30] Mark Olsen of the Los Angeles Instances criticized, “Directed this outing by Jonathan Liebesman, the movie lacks inspiration or zest in storytelling, efficiency or motion. That is pure product, a film desperately with out power or enthusiasm of any sort”.[31] Nevertheless, there have been some optimistic critiques. Andrew Barker of Selection famous that, “The [Clash of the Titans] franchise has matured ever so barely with Wrath of the Titans, hewing incrementally extra faithfully to its Greek origins and trimming the fats in important locations”.[32] Richard Corliss of Time journal wrote, “Wrath [of the Titans] radiates the straight-forward, straight-faced pleasures of the mytho-muscular epics, like Hercules and Jason and the Argonauts, produced in Europe a half-century in the past”.[33] Owen Gleiberman of Leisure Weekly commented, “For a film that is mainly all warmed-over pseudo-mythology and particular results, Wrath of the Titans is definitely extra enjoyable, in its solemnly junky approach, than John Carter. It could even be just a little extra enjoyable than its cheeseball predecessor, the 2010 remake of Conflict of the Titans“.[34]

Cancelled sequel

Following the movie’s launch, a second sequel, referred to as Revenge of the Titans, was within the pipeline. Nevertheless, as a consequence of Wraths disappointing vital reception and field workplace returns, the mission was later shelved. In Could 2013, Worthington acknowledged he didn’t suppose a 3rd movie could be made.[35] In December 2013, producer Basil Iwanyk confirmed the sequel was not taking place as a consequence of a scarcity of contemporary concepts for the script.[6]

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