RELEASE the Kraken! Oh wait, that’s the last movie, and a god-awful movie at that featuring the oh-so-boring Gemma Arterton. Good news is, Arterton’s character is not present in this film and her absence has already improved the movie tenfold. No, seriously.
This sequel is just so much better as there’s improvement in how the 3D is handled (it looks awesome in an Imax theatre), the costumes, and most importantly, the storyline and script (not that much but, again, better than the last film). You’ll want to nitpick some things, of course – the ultimate bad guy is just as colourless as the Kraken before him and some action sequences are lost as the camera zooms in too close, and Rosamund Pike is a warrior queen? And that boy Helius is kind of dull, and …
Liam Neeson (Photo credit: karen in toronto)
But director Jonathan Liebesman obviously knows he has a pool of great talents (Ralph Fiennes, Liam Neeson, Toby Kebbell and an unrecognisable Bill Nighy) and he uses them to somewhat ground the fantastical setting.
Mind you, this is not a film meant to broaden your horizons and even get you thinking (far from it, unfortunately). This is a film that’s a feast for the eyes and is passable enough to while away your time. Sam Worthington – now with a head full of wavy hair and looking more comfortable in a skirt – resumes his role as demi-god Perseus, who has to – once again – save the world when the gods in heaven cause trouble for mankind.