I know, I know…it’s been quite awhile since anyone has heard from me. Apologies for the long absence; I can explain. My life kind of turned upside-down when a loved one of mine unexpectedly died in January. From there I found myself moving across the state, selling my home, enrolling my kids in a different school and starting a new job because, hey – if you’re going to have change in your life, you might as well have so much that it becomes a total upheaval. Thankfully things are finally settling down and I’m able to come back to writing for this site, which I absolutely love.
Last night I went to see Wrath of the Titans. But I didn’t just go see it – I saw it in IMAX 3-D, something I had never experienced until now. WOW. Seriously…it was worth the $17.50 per ticket. I mean, before I even get into the review of the actual movie, I have to say that IMAX 3-D is just absolutely phenomenal. There were scenes of going through crevices in a huge cavern and I almost felt myself getting motion sick at a few zips and zags. Good stuff!
As for the movie itself: I will admit that I am not normally a fan of Greek god movies. Generally speaking, I find them to be dry and unentertaining, their stories drawn out and overtold. I cannot say the same for “Wrath.” It is by far not only the best Greek god movie I’ve ever seen, but the best movie I’ve seen in ages. If you haven’t seen it yet, you have to go. The movie flowed beautifully and had the perfect balance of dialogue and action. But despite that, the actors themselves were terrific in their roles. I could easily say that every one of them was perfect for the role in which they played, and they all came together harmoniously and brought this tale to life with ease. I thought that Sam Worthington looked absolutely delicious, erm—I mean, perfect as Perseus. He fit the role; his acting was top notch. Also, Liam Neeson was excellent as Zeus, and both seemed work magic together on screen. Well, as I stated earlier all of the actors were well picked and did a phenomenal job.
Something of importance to note – it’s an extremely fast paced movie. This is both a blessing and a curse. It’s so fast paced that when the movie ended, I didn’t think it was actually the ending. I suppose I was expecting more of a battle at the end. It didn’t take away from it or anything, but it did leave wondering how it could possibly be over so fast. The climactic ending was a little too speedy for my liking, but I’m still more than happy that I went to see it nonetheless.
If you haven’t been to see “Wrath” yet, you’ll want to get yourself to the movies and go check it out! Nothing’s more fun than watching the son of Zeus defending humankind from annihilation!