For those with a burning curiosity to know how The Lord of the Rings as directed by Michael Bay might look, Wrath of the Titans provides an idea.
-James BerardinelliFull Review
What it lacks are the very elements that made the first movie such a surprise: wit and nerve.
-Mark HolcombFull Review
This feeble followup to 2010's godawful Clash of the Titans sucketh the mighty big one.
-Peter TraversFull Review
Worthington remains a distinctly humourless hero, which makes you long for the likes of a prime-time Harrison Ford or Arnold Schwarzenegger, who knew how to make a fondue out of cheese.
-Peter HowellFull Review
The father of the gods turned out to be a CGI-created, lava-spewing, mountain-sized creature with smudgy features and all the eloquence of a belch.
A movie in which whole sequences consist of nothing but guys fighting stiff computer images. Such scenes would be boring even were they done well, but these scenes aren't done well.
-Mick LaSalleFull Review
At least it doesn't take itself too seriously.
-Andy WebsterFull Review
This big-budget production will probably look terrific in IMAX, but what you'll mostly see in "Wrath" is the spectacle of Hollywood spending money in all the wrong places.
-Rafer GuzmanFull Review
The good news is: "Wrath" is a much better film than "Clash" - lighter, more agile, with much better special effects and pretty decent 3-D.
-Tom LongFull Review
A journey back to an ancient time when gods walked the earth, monsters breathed fire and stout-hearted warriors wore adorable leather cheerleader skirts with strappy gladiator sandals.
-Kyle SmithFull Review
Doesn't drag in doling out familiar sensations.
-William GossFull Review
Maybe it's just my imagination, but Sam Worthington seems to be getting slightly less stiff as an actor. He now smiles occasionally, and he's at least risen to the soulful inexpressiveness of the young Ryan O'Neal.
-Owen GleibermanFull Review
While the special effects are sharper than in Clash of the Titans, the dialogue is equally uninspired.
-Claudia PuigFull Review
Wrath radiates the straight-forward, straight-faced pleasures of the mytho-muscular epics, like Hercules and Jason and the Argonauts, produced in Europe a half-century ago.
-Richard CorlissFull Review
[A] loud and agonizingly dull sequel that inherits all the problems that plagued its predecessor - and then some.
-Reuben PereiraFull Review
This is pure product, a movie desperately without energy or enthusiasm of any kind.
-Mark OlsenFull Review
When the Titans last clashed two years ago, their dialogue was idiotic, their plot machinations impenetrable and their 3-D process an add-on disaster. The best I can say for this sequel-not such a bad best-is that you'll want to keep your 3-D glasses on.
-Joe MorgensternFull Review
Though the film shortchanges us on the promise of its title, providing only one titan, it is overkill in most other regards.
-Colin CovertFull Review
Rarely has a film so equally balanced macho and nacho...
-David HiltbrandFull Review
[Perseus] just doesn't feel as motivated here. He's Complacent Rocky, when "Wrath'' needs Eye-of-the-Tiger Rocky. At least the 3-D passes muster.
-Tom RussoFull Review
The biggest fault is that comparatively little attention is given to the monsters. We see a swish of tail here, a giant foot there, but too often we're denied a lingering look at the destroyers.
-Joe NeumaierFull Review
You get an idea of who the major players are, and then they spend a modest amount of time shouting laughable dialogue at one another while being all but forced off the screen by special effects.
-Roger EbertFull Review
It takes a CliffsNotes approach to mythology, fleecing it of both the drama and the fun. The gods certainly won't be smiling on this one.
-Randy MyersFull Review
Perhaps Liebesman, whose previous movie was the grim "Battle: Los Angeles," is too drawn to the spectacle of battle to find the balance of camp and seriousness a patently ludicrous film such as "Wrath of Titans" seeks.
-Jake CoyleFull Review
Not a gigantic leap forward for cinema but, armed with a new director, a new story and the return of a trying-harder Worthington and good ol' Liam Neeson as a put-upon Zeus, a marked upgrade in quality.
-Bill GoodykoontzFull Review
There's little about this picture to really endear the viewer after the whole thing wraps. That said, while it's happening, the sensationalism is, well, pretty sensational
-Glenn KennyFull Review
Yes, this Titans is going to you-know-where. At least this one manages to make the 3-D ride worth the destination.
-Roger MooreFull Review
It's a mess too, but it's far more defensible as a lazy Sunday lark for those who have just recently outgrown action figures.
-Andrew BarkerFull Review
A relentlessly mechanical piece of work that will not or cannot take the imaginative leaps to yield even fleeting moments of awe, wonder or charm.
-Todd McCarthyFull Review
Wrath of the Titans is a welcome improvement but if you didn't like the first film, this sequel is not going to reverse your negative opinion.
-Kofi OutlawFull Review