As I sat there watching the trailer, all I could say was ‘SHIT!!!’
I settled down in front of my system and decided to check my usual websites. Being an upcoming movie fanatic (I most likely don’t go out of my way to see the movies when they do come out) I was surprised to see the ‘Wrath of The Titans’ trailer already up, then I realized the release date was slated for March and we were already in December.
7 minutes later and I had already watched the thing twice. Followers of my blog would know by now that I have a suspended series called ‘Olympus Series’, its also based around Greek mythology and its about several of the dieties to be featured in this movie. I have to confess I was impressed with the little I saw.
After watching Clash of The Titans and being a fan of the original movie I was pessimistic about how well Hollywood was going to handle a sequel. Well, I have to say that this might actually trump the Louis Leterrier remake of 2010.
The movie takes a familiar path threaded already by the recent release titled ‘IMMORTALS’ but instead, banks on the credibility of continuity established in the previous Clash movie.
I don’t want to seem like I’m already giving it a 2 thumbs up without seeing it but its undenialble that the scope is impressive enough to wet ones appetite, The movie actually looks like something genuinely worth anticipating.
What gives me a bit of assurance is the director’s previous work; ‘Battle: Los- Angeles’. That movie to me was impressive by a lot of standards.
Johnathan Liebsman made a movie in a genre already saturated with way more don’ts than dos and despite the mild panning it got from critics I still believe it showed a rare ability on the part of the Director’s vision and I think ‘Wrath of The Titans’ is going to prove that.
There’s also the impressive acting talent on show, ranging from the lovable Bill Nighy to Edgar Ramirez, Rosamund Pike, Ralph Fiennes, Liam Neeson and Sam Worthington who returns as the protagonist, Perseus.
The effects look amazing and the battle scenes truly qualify to be tagged as ‘Epic’.
I suspect the Producers learned a valuable lesson in the previous movie and went for shooting the movie in 3D rather than the post production 3D conversion they did and it looks pretty good (not like I’m hoping to see the movie in 3D in Nigeria).
I just hope they give the characters more depth and make the story line really meld with all the action rather than making it a by product of all the big set pieces and action scenes. Then again, I might just have been sold a well tailored piece of trash trailer to make me fork out ten bucks.
I still remain positive.
Now I know my ‘Olympus Series’ is definitely a far more different take on Greek mythology compared to the direction ‘Wrath’ is going.
I just hope you folks like both stories.
See you guys next post.