Wrath of the Titans

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German title Wrath of the Titans
Original title Wrath of the Titans
Country of production United States ,
original language English
Publishing year 2012
length 99 minutes
Age rating FSK 12
JMK 12
Director Jonathan Liebesman
script Greg Berlanti ,
Dan Mazeau ,
David Leslie Johnson
production Basil Iwanyk ,
Polly Johnsen
music Javier Navarrete
camera Ben Davis
cut Martin Walsh

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Clash of the Titans

Wrath of the Titans (original title Wrath of the Titans ) is a Spanish - American fantasy film from 2012 . As in the first part, Clash of the Titans from 2010, Sam Worthington , Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes star in the lead roles.

Like its predecessor, the film can be seen in 3D . The cinema release in German-speaking countries was on March 29, 2012, DVD and Blu-ray were released on August 3, 2012.


Ten years have passed since Perseus was able to free Argos from the octopus. After the death of his wife Io , he tries to live the ordinary life of a fisherman with his son Helius . One night Zeus visits him and tells him that people's belief in the gods and, associated with it, their strength, is slowly beginning to wane. This strengthens the titans . The walls of Tartarus are getting weaker and are no longer able to withstand the father of Zeus, the father of the gods, Kronos . Therefore Perseus should be ready, but he does not want to come into contact with the war for the benefit of his son.

Without Zeus knowing it, Kronos has entered into an alliance with Hades , the god of the underworld, and Ares , the god of war. Zeus, Poseidon and Ares travel to the underworld to negotiate with Hades. There the betrayal becomes clear and Zeus is taken prisoner.

As the walls of Tartarus keep getting weaker, various creatures can escape from the underworld. After Perseus kills a chimera who attacked his home village, he takes Helius to the temple of the gods to contact Zeus. Instead of Zeus, however, the badly injured Poseidon appears and gives him the task of finding Agenor , Poseidon's son and also demigod, who can bring him to "The Fallen One". Perseus must act now. Together with Queen Andromeda and Agenor and the disgraced god Hephaestus , they set off on a dangerous journey to free Zeus.

On the way to the underworld, Perseus frees Agenor from his bonds, since he was captured by Queen Andromeda before this trip, and he gets the trident from Perseus , which Poseidon gave him before his death. When Agenor uses it, he finds the secret island where the armorer Hephaestus lives, who suffers from schizophrenia . Meanwhile, Zeus is weakened and chained in the underworld so that his father Kronos can rise again and Hades and Ares can transfer his powers. Once on the secret island, the warriors around Andromeda are attacked by cyclops and Agenor is kidnapped in a cage. Perseus fights one of the cyclops and gets the other cyclops to follow him. After showing the trident to the Cyclops, Agenor is brought back by them. Then the group is carried by the Cyclops to the hiding place of Hephaestus. Hephaestus is reluctant to help them and gives them a map showing a path through the labyrinth to the underworld. When Hephaestus opens the gate to the labyrinth, Ares appears, since the soldier Korrina has prayed to him, and kills everyone except Andromeda, Perseus and Agenor. Hephaestus sacrifices himself by distracting Ares so that the three of them can escape into the labyrinth.

Now you have to find the way to the underworld on your own. Using the map, Agenor tries to guide her through the maze, but the walls keep shifting, almost crushing them. Perseus is separated from Andromeda and Agenor and meets the Minotaur , whom he can conquer with difficulty. At the exit of the labyrinth the group reunites. Meanwhile, Zeus has lost almost all of his power and Kronos begins to break free from his bonds. Zeus apologizes to Hades for his banishment to the underworld and asks his forgiveness. Hades, who has changed his mind, forgives him and tries to free Zeus now. Ares prevents this, however, and a fight between Hades and Ares ensues. In the meantime, Perseus frees Zeus and tries to flee with him. However, Zeus is badly wounded by Ares. Perseus, Agenor and Andromeda bring Zeus to Andromeda's camp in front of the mountain, where their army has already gathered. Zeus explains to Perseus that he needs the spear of Trium to defeat Kronos. This is made up of Poseidon's trident, Hades 'bident and Zeus' lightning bolt. Since Perseus is only missing Zeus' lightning bolt and this is in the hand of Ares, he challenges him to a fight in the temple of the gods. Meanwhile the preparations for the battle against Kronos and his subjects are taking place. Perseus says goodbye to Andromeda and Agenor and flies with Pegasus to the temple of the gods. Once there, he finds Ares and his son Helius, whom Ares has kidnapped. Both fight a long battle and Perseus kills his brother Ares, driven by his love for his son.

In the meantime, Andromeda's army is in danger of being overrun by Kronos' troops. Hades also appears on the battlefield and gives some of his powers to the wounded Zeus and the two fight together against Cronus and his army. Perseus and Helius make the spear of Trium. Perseus flies on Pegasus and manages to kill Kronos by throwing the spear down his throat as Kronos is distracted by the attacks of Zeus and Hades. However, Zeus is fatally wounded by Kronos' last attack as he tried to protect Hades. After Kronos has fallen, a meeting takes place between the dying Zeus and Perseus. Zeus asks Perseus to use his power wisely, since the age of the gods is over. After these words he dies before Perseus' eyes. Hades returns to the underworld. After the battle, the Andromeda army prepares for the next battle, and a surprising kiss ensues between Perseus and Andromeda. In the final scene, Perseus explains to Helius that they cannot go home. Perseus gives Helius his sword and asks him if the weight is too heavy. Helius replies with "No".

Background information

The shooting of the film began in March 2011 and took place in Wales , the Canary Islands and there specifically in Tenerife . The interior shots were shot in a studio in London .

For the second part, some changes were made to the cast. Since Ares became a main character, Tamer Hassan was replaced by Édgar Ramírez . And Paul Kynman , who appeared as Hephaestus in Part One , had to leave his part to the largely better-known actor Bill Nighy . However, since both characters were supporting roles in Part One, this is far less significant than in the part of Andromeda . Since Alexa Davalos showed no interest in a sequel, Andromeda had to be re-cast. After Hayley Atwell and Clémence Poésy, among others, auditioned for the part, it was decided to go with the former “Bond girl” Rosamund Pike .

Gemma Arterton's role as Io had to be removed from the script entirely because the actress's schedule was inconsistent with that of the production of Wrath of the Titans .

The story has nothing in common with the ancient myths apart from the names of various protagonists.

In a cameo , the mechanical owl Bubo can be seen, who had a slightly longer supporting role in the original 1981 film Clash of the Titans by Ray Harryhausen.


A continuation was initially planned for 2016. However, this plan was later put on hold. If the time and the right idea are there, there could still be a sequel, as producer Basil Iwanyk announced in an interview at the end of 2013.


The voice actors for the German version were:


Gross profit

Wrath of the Titans was realized with a budget of 150 million US dollars, 20% more than its predecessor. He grossed over 300 million US dollars worldwide. This also makes this film a commercial success, but it lags behind its predecessor, which grossed almost 500 million US dollars. In the United States, revenue fell by nearly 50%. In Germany, the film grossed 7.5 million US dollars, a significant decrease compared to its predecessor, which grossed 14.6 million US dollars.


The Focus-Online-author Jakob Biazza sees a strong “analogy to the financial crisis” in the anger of the titans , because the film very appropriately “takes place in Greece: Banished in the Tartaros lies a deadly fire creature which, if it were only completely unleashed, slumbered human power could no longer be controlled and the world could be transformed into a scorched wasteland with just a few strokes of the hand. ”Otherwise he only finds words of praise for the battle scenes. They “are of shocking physical hardness, sound design and music of sublime force. The digital backdrops through which the heroes have to do gymnastics (first and foremost a huge, constantly changing and shifting labyrinth) are breathtaking. ”Actually, no“ characters could be developed ”and the plot developed just as little meaningfully. He modified a quote from Loriot and wrote: "Did you know that Wrath of the Titans could be a highly intelligent film if only it wasn't so stupid?"

Björn Becher awards Clash of the Titans only two out of five possible stars. He judges similarly to the audience in the cinemas and the critic experts. The main criticism was “the muddy and blurry 3D images.” Owing to the attempt to turn the 2D version into a 3D version, so as not to be inferior to the huge success of Avatar. "The victim of this decision was director Louis Leterrier ( The Incredible Hulk , The Transporter ), who had made a fun and fast-paced fantasy film, but whose distance-less battle sequences were not composed for effective 3D use." Overall, the anger of the titans remains the "charm ." the predecessor with its trashy design and its comic-like characters largely fell by the wayside "and is therefore" only half as fun and entertaining as the Battle of the Titans .

In summary this means:

"All in all, the wrath of the titans is unfortunately a good example that great battles and effects alone do not make a good film - a shame, because with the humorous undertones of part 1 there would have been more in it."

- kulthit.de


Golden Raspberry 2013

  • Nomination in the worst supporting actor category for Liam Neeson

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Certificate of Release for Wrath of the Titans . Voluntary self-regulation of the film industry , March 2012 (PDF; test number: 132 091 K).
  2. Age rating for Wrath of the Titans . Youth Media Commission .
  3. Warner Bros. Reading "Clash of the Titans 3" . In: hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved November 29, 2013.
  4. No Clash of the Titans 3 anytime soon . In: http://www.ign.com./ Retrieved on January 28, 2016 (English).
  5. ^ Wrath of the Titans . In: boxofficemojo.com. Retrieved November 29, 2013.
  6. "Clash" Vs. "Wrath" . In: boxofficemojo.com. Retrieved November 29, 2013.
  7. ^ Film review. In: focus.de. Retrieved November 29, 2013.
  8. Critique of the film. In: filmstarts.de. Retrieved November 29, 2013.
  9. Film Review - Wrath of the Titans. In: kulthit.de. Retrieved November 29, 2013.