Box art for Wrath of the Titans (2012)

Wrath of the Titans (2012)

action & adventure


When the gods are in danger of being overthrown by the Titans, Perseus bravely embarks on a treacherous quest into the Underworld to rescue Zeus, overthrow the Titans and save mankind.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    25%
  • Audience Score
    50%

common sense

ON for kids age 13
Positive role models
1 out of 5
Sex
1 out of 5
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
Language
1 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Violence
3 out of 5

Bland fantasy sequel has some scary monsters.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that Wrath of the Titans is the sequel to 2010's Clash of the Titans, which was a remake of a 1981 movie. While Wrath does have a fair bit of mid-level fantasy violence, it's generally less intense than the previous movie -- though there are still many giant monsters that could be scary for younger viewers. Language isn't much of an issue, with one use of "hell" as well as mentions of "gods" and "Hades" as they pertain to Greek mythology. There's also some minor innuendo and a kiss for the hero. It's presented in 3-D, which ups the intensity a little bit, but overall the 3-D isn't put to particularly effective use.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the behavior of gods and humans. Have the gods learned anything since Clash of the Titans? What's the main thing that Perseus learns about being both god and man? Can you connect any of the movie's messages about humankind to real life?
  • Which of the monsters are the scariest? Are the biggest ones scariest, or are the smaller ones more effective? How does the movie's fantasy nature affect the impact of its violent scenes?
  • Perseus learns to gain strength from his own son, much as Zeus learned to gain strength from Perseus. What other lessons are passed on between fathers and sons in this movie?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: At least it doesn't take itself too seriously.

- Andy Webster, New York Times, Friday, March 30, 2012

Rotten: While the special effects are sharper than in Clash of the Titans, the dialogue is equally uninspired.

- Claudia Puig, USA Today, Thursday, March 29, 2012

Rotten: Though the film shortchanges us on the promise of its title, providing only one titan, it is overkill in most other regards.

- Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Thursday, March 29, 2012

Audience Reviews

4 stars

This is one hell of an awesome and spectacular action-packed adventure that will blow you away. An incrediable, thrilling and pulse-pounding roller-coaster ride that never lets up for a minute. This is way better than the first film, it`s cooler, grittier and bigger than before. It`s more fierce, stylish, intense and epic than ever before. An explosive and unforgettable action movie extravaganza packed with eye-popping special effects and amazing battle sequences that are a feast for the eyes and ears. It roars across the screen. Director, Jonathean Liebesman crafts a remarkable and breathtaking sequel that bings on all the cool characters and fun from Greek Mythology into making one wickedly entertaining instant classic. A tremendously enjoyable and fun adventure thats heart-pounding and adrenaline-charged. This movie rocks and rocks all the way. The all-star cast is great to watch and bring on the thrills and fun and great star power. Sam Worthington is spectacular. Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes are brilliant. Toby Kebbell is terrific. Bill Nighy is outstanding. Rosamund Pike is excellent.

- allan913, Wednesday, June 27, 2012

4 stars

This is one hell of an awesome and spectacular action-packed adventure that will blow you away. An incrediable, thrilling and pulse-pounding roller-coaster ride that never lets up for a minute. This is way better than the first film, it`s cooler, grittier and bigger than before. It`s more fierce, stylish, intense and epic than ever before. An explosive and unforgettable action movie extravaganza packed with eye-popping special effects and amazing battle sequences that are a feast for the eyes and ears. It roars across the screen. Director, Jonathean Liebesman crafts a remarkable and breathtaking sequel that bings on all the cool characters and fun from Greek Mythology into making one wickedly entertaining instant classic. A tremendously enjoyable and fun adventure thats heart-pounding and adrenaline-charged. This movie rocks and rocks all the way. The all-star cast is great to watch and bring on the thrills and fun and great star power. Sam Worthington is spectacular. Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes are brilliant. Toby Kebbell is terrific. Bill Nighy is outstanding. Rosamund Pike is excellent.

- allan913, Wednesday, June 27, 2012

1 star

Poop of the Titans...... nut numbingly mediocre effort which would have been worse except for some decent SFX

- stuartb1234, Wednesday, June 20, 2012