And the trailer extravaganza continues! Warner Bros. Pictures released the first trailer for the action sequel, Wrath of the Titans, and boy, is it full of impressive CGI monsters, a full bearded Liam Neeson, and a curly headed Sam Worthington. Really, a full bearded Liam Neeson is enough to get me excited.
The Wrath of the Titans trailer premiered on the heels of the epic trailer for The Dark Knight Rises, which left many talking for hours. If you were one of those who watched the Batman trailer at least five times, you’re not alone. Releasing the Titans‘ trailer right after Nolan’s latest Batman installment feels a bit… odd. Given the hype that surrounds The Dark Knight Rises, why not wait till the day after to release a new trailer? But Warner Bros. pressed on anyways.
Shoddy CGI, paired with a predictable storyline, killed the first film, Clash of the Titans. The blame for the complete mess was passed like a hot potato from director Louis Leterrier, to the producers over at Legendary, to the actors. Lets not forget that the first trailer for Clash of the Titans left many people impressed, so lets not judge Wrath of the Titans by the somewhat impressive trailer. I’m waiting for the second trailer before putting this on my list of must see films of 2012.
Directed by Jonathan Liebesman, Wrath of the Titans stars Sam Worthington, Ralph Fiennes, Liam Neeson, Danny Huston, Edgar Ramiez, Bill Nighy, Toby Kebbell and Rosamund Pike. This film hits theaters everywhere March 30, 2012.
‘Wrath of the Titans’ Movie Trailer:
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.