Sam Worthington
Sam Worthington in "Wrath of the Titans". Warner Brothers

Towards the end of the action epic Wrath of the Titans Zeus (Liam Neeson) and Hades (Ralph Fiennes) agree to have some fun while killing off a sea of monsters. That's exactly what director Jonathan Liebesman was probably thinking when he took on the film, a sequel to 2010's Clash of the Titans. Wrath fares far better than its predecessor in that it's lighter and far more enjoyable. It's a creative venture into Greek mythology that takes a great many liberties. Many of concepts in the story are original since it's not actually based on a specific ancient tale. This experimentation is not unwelcome.

Perseus (Sam Worthington) is forced to venture into the underworld in order to rescue Zeus (his father). There he must defeat countless viscous monsters, such as cyclopses. The moments of darkness are contrasted by Agenor (Toby Kebbell), who effectively serves as the comic relief. This is also true of Hephaestus (Bill Nighy) who is villainous but immensely enjoyable to watch. In the midst of ruin and destruction Perseus manages to engage in some mild flirtation with Andromeda (Rosamund Pike). What's refreshing is that Andromeda, who could have been just another dull female character in an action movie, is strong-willed and assertive.

Sure some moments are ridiculous and several lines of dialogue are ludacris, but you don't go to a film like this for the groundbreaking plot. The film is purely for entertainment and should be approached as such. After all, who doesn't love to watch legendary actors portray Gods and battle for supremacy?