Release the HACKen!

Liam in Wrath of the Titans

Liam Zeus has already released the Kraken

by HakSnider33
Did we really need a sequel to the 2010 clunker-of-a-remake Clash of the Titans?  Absolutely not, but Wrath of the Titans opens nationwide today.  Like the first movie, Wrath of the Titans stars the rapidly fading Sam Worthington and Liam Neeson, but this installment was directed by hack director Jonathan Liebesman, who directed the craptastic Battle Los Angeles, instead of hack director Louis Leterrier, who directed the only bad recent Marvel Studios film, The Incredible Hulk.

Jonathan Liebesman

The first film contributed nothing beyond some seriously rubbish 3D effects and the ridiculously quotable line, “Release the Kraken!”  What will the second film provide?  At the very minimum, we will receive even more concrete evidence that Jonathan Liebesman is a true hack.  According to Metacritic, the film has been almost universally panned by critics, averaging a hacktacular Metascore score of 38, which is almost the same as the score received by the previous film.  What the movie will not provide is a quotable one-liner that will make us forget about the Kraken.

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3 comments

  1. Late Night · March 30, 2012

    Clash of the Titans has made nearly a half billion dollars worldwide (http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=clashofthetitans10.htm), so don’t act so surprised that the studios teed up a sequel. And of course they would hire a hack that they can keep on a short leash. And we’ll go see it and laugh at the badness…

  2. HakSnider33 · March 30, 2012

    Surprised? No, but it did give me an excuse to write RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!!!!

    Despite its impressive worldwide gross, Clash of the Titans actually underperformed slightly at the domestic box office.

  3. Mr Ridley · April 4, 2012

    Money always talks, but geez… even the original was underwhelming (save for the charm of Harryhausen’s traditional animation)!

    At least in these remakes, there’s Gemma Arterton, who is always easy on the eyes!

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