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.
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.