What’s a Chimera? Find Out In This ‘Wrath of the Titans’ Featurette
It's fair to say that the sequel 'Wrath of the Titans' looks like it improves on the remake of 'Clash of the Titans.' Because they never made a sequel to Ray Harryhausen's much beloved 1980's original, this one at least has a cleaner playing field. To help whet appetites, they've released a featurette for Jonathan Liebesman's fantasy epic.
This focuses on the Chimera, one of the film's many new creature additions to this universe. Sam Worthington says he gets thrown around a lot by it, and you can catch glimpses of co-stars Liam Neeson and Rosamund Pike in the action.
If the first film has a bad reputation, it's because it was one of the first films to be hastily post-converted into 3-D in the wake of James Cameron's 'Avatar.' The 3-D was headache inducing, and though this film was also post-converted, it wasn't done in a month's time in hopes of making more money. 2010's 'Clash' made $163 million domestically, and nearly half a billion worldwide. Such explains why we're getting a sequel.
Jonathan Liebesman was responsible for last year's 'Battle: Los Angeles' and has been looking for the right film to break through. Perhaps this is that effort. As long as he delivers big monster thrills and a slightly more coherent narrative, many other things can be forgiven.