Greek Gods Still Battling in Titans Sequel
- Friday, March 30, 2012
Maybe it’s because those plot developments come late, after viewers will have judged the film and found it lacking. Does that mean they will have rendered a premature verdict? Perhaps. But the film plods along for so long that it’s hard to blame the audience for failing to get wrapped up in the story. There’s nothing too objectionable in Wrath of the Titans, but there’s not much to commend either.
“We humans hope,” says Andromeda (Rosamund Pike), “and sometimes we prevail.” Those who hope to walk out of Wrath of the Titans satisfied will, at best, fight to a draw, while the Hollywood profiteers will watch the box-office tally to see whether they can claim victory for yet another underwhelming product. The best way to prevail in that fight is to exercise patience and hope a better movie will come along soon.
- Language/Profanity: “Go to hell”; “bastard.”
- Alcohol/Smoking/Drugs: None.
- Sex/Nudity: None, other than some exposed male chest wounds; kissing.
- Violence/Crime: Characters are immolated; mythological creatures do battle with gods and men; a character is hurled against a tree, and we see blood splatter; a giant Cyclops is struck in the back of the head with a tree trunk; the gods strike each other and fight; a woman is stabbed and killed; face slapping; a pitchfork pierces a god’s back.
Religion/Morality: Greek gods and goddesses are central characters; the gods can become human if their power diminishes and people stop praying to them; a god says that being half-human makes you stronger as a god, not weaker; those who believe they have offended the gods feel the need to pray; a god says that when humans die, their souls go to a better place, but when gods die, they face oblivion; the gods offer and receive forgiveness from each other.
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