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Wrath of the Titans Blu-ray Review

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Video Codec: AVC/MPEG-4
  • Resolution: 1080p/24 (23.976Hz)
  • Audio Codec: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, English, French, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish
  • Region: ABC (Region-Free)
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Run Time: 99 Mins.
  • Discs: 1 (1 x Blu-ray + UltraViolet Digital Copy)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • Blu-ray Release Date: June 26, 2012
  • List Price: $35.99

Overall
[Rating:3.5/5]
The Film
[Rating:2/5]
Video Quality
[Rating:4.5/5]
Audio Quality
[Rating:5/5]
Supplemental Materials
[Rating:2/5]

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The Film

[Rating:2/5]

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Taking place roughly 10 years after the events of Clash of the Titans, Perseus (Sam Worthington) is now trying to live quietly as a fisherman, all while raising his 10-year-old son, Helius (John Bell). While his life may seem ordinary, the gods have been waging an endless war in the hopes of achieving ultimate supremacy. Unfortunately, humanity’s lack of devotion to them has seriously weakened the gods. To make matters worse, this has also allowed the imprisoned Titans, as well as their leader Kronos (father to Zeus (Liam Neeson), Hades (Ralph Fiennes), and Poseidon (Danny Huston) to break free.

After learning that the three brothers have betrayed their father, Perseus now realizes he can no longer ignore his calling as Hades. Teaming up with Ares (Edgar Ramirez), Queen Andromeda (Rosamund Pike), Poseidon’s demigod son Agenor (Toby Kebbell), and Hephaestus (Bill Nighy), the group now must venture into the Underworld to rescue Zeus, overthrow the Titans and, hopefully, restore mankind. What results is a film that is clearly better than the 2010 original, but not by much.

The thing is, technically speaking Wrath of the Titans isn’t a bad film. The effects are top notch and definitely mix well with the non-stop action. It’s just that the rest of the film, outside of these action moments, is painfully dull, bland and lacks any real substance to it. While the acting is decent (Neeson, as usual, turns in a watchable performance, while the rest do what they need to do), the performances don’t do enough to carry the film. I do suppose if you like your non-stop action sequences, with no actual quality to them, then Wrath of the Titans is your kind of movie. Me? I’d personally rather watch The Dark Knight again.

Video Quality

[Rating:4.5/5]

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The film’s 1:85:1, AVC MPEG-4 encoded, transfer is impressive throughout. Shot using a mix of green screen and Panavision Cameras, the digital effects mix well with the aforementioned live shots. The film’s color palette are somewhat toned down, almost given a kind of bland look to them. This doesn’t effect detail in the slightest sense, as detail is rock solid. There’s a slight layer of film grain, helping to add to the gritty, dark elements the movie is aiming for. Anomalies like print damage, EE, or DNR are absent. All in all, this is an effective transfer from Warner.

Audio Quality

[Rating:5/5]

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With this being a high octane action film, it should come as no surprise that the film’s DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track is excellent. Dialogue is well reproduced throughout, with no instance of drop out. Atmosphere is fantastic, with very active rears bringing in all types of action. Whether the added in discrete effects of Kronos roaring, or the clanging of swords, this is the kind of atmosphere that throws us right into the middle of the mix. LFE is deep and immersive, particularly during the heightened fighting sequences. Pans between rears are seamless, creating a truly effective, mix. Turn your head left and you’ll hear a thunder boom. Turn your head right and you’ll feel the wind swoosh by. Problems here? Not a chance. This is the definition of a demo worthy audio mix. Kudos Warner.

Supplemental Materials

[Rating:2/5]

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The included supplements are featured in High Definition:

  • UltraViolet Digital Copy – An UltraViolet Digital Copy is included in this package.
  • Maximum Movie Mode – There are two different modes available here. Path of Gods gives the viewers information on the mythology of the gods mentioned in the film, while Path of Men shows us how certain aspects of the film were completed.
  • Title – Here we get 34 minutes of ‘Focus Points’, all of which are included above.
  • Deleted Scenes – Roughly 11 minutes of scenes, 3 total, are shown. The scenes themselves are largely forgetful.

The Definitive Word

Overall:

[Rating:3.5/5]

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While Warner’s Blu-ray for Wrath of the Titans is nearly excellent technically speaking, the same can’t be said for this bland film. I do suppose if you’re a die-hard action film, or just need to see every film made, then give this one a spin. Otherwise, skip this.

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Overall
[Rating:3.5/5]
The Film
[Rating:2/5]
Video Quality
[Rating:4.5/5]
Audio Quality
[Rating:5/5]
Supplemental Materials
[Rating:2/5]

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