Blu-ray Review: Wrath Of The Titans

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A sequel to Clash of the Titans, Wrath of the Titans is a slightly different animal. With a different director (Jonathan Liebesman) attached, Wrath feels a little less grandeur than its predecessor. The Gods are not as powerful, and exhibits more humanly weaknesses. But with a higher budget, Wrath is CG galore, and it’s amazing. The giant monsters are great, maybe not as great as the Kraken, but they are still awesomely gigantic. The acting is slightly better, and back in the sequel are the characters of Perseus (Sam Worthington), Zeus (Liam Neeson), and Hades (Ralph Fiennes).

The story takes place ten years after Clash ended, after Perseus destroyed the Kraken. Now, Perseus lives a simple life as a fisherman with his son. His father, Zeus, invites him to live amongst the Gods, but Perseus refuses. But, Hades and Ares (Edgar Ramirez) has other plans that throws Perseus back into the fight. Perseus’ son is taken from him, so Perseus must do what he must to get his son back. So, begins his journey where he fights two-headed monsters, one-eyed giants, and his brother, Ares.

wrath of the titans Blu ray Review: Wrath Of The Titans

The visual for Wrath is amazing, which is why I’m very satisfied with how the Blu-ray transfer turned out. The video quality for Wrath of the Titans is superb, it sports a very harsh and heavy contrasty feel. It is also very sharp and impressively clean. Grains seem to show up on darker scenes, but it’s very minimal, it does not distract from the overall picture quality of the film. The colors are well balanced, and everything blends naturally. The details on the monster’s, the landscapes, and the costumes are very prestine.

The audio is just as amazing as the video quality. This film demands a heavy dose of greatness, and it delivers. The sound adds drama to the scenes. The dialogue is crisp and easy to understand, even amongst all the craziness that surrounds it. Everything is accounted for in the audio department: falling trees, volcano lavas splashing about, dusts, and monsters thrashing mountainsides.

The Extras are a bit on the short side: it comes with Deleted Scenes and Maximum Movie Mode. Maximum Movie Mode explores the mythology behind the film, and actually can be interesting. Behind-the-scenes is also covered in the feature.

Overall, Wrath of the Titans is a fun movie. It doesn’t require much thought, and the storyline is simple. But, the CG alone is very impressive, and the fights with the monsters are very entertaining. The video and audio quality of the Blu-ray alone should not be missed, especially by home theater enthusiasts.

Grade: B




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