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3-D ride worth destination in ‘Wrath of Titans’ Wrath of the Titans **

And the director of “Battle Los Angeles” and the screenwriters give it a bit of mythic whimsy amongst all the muddle about gods, demigods, the father of gods and the end of the age of gods. In a boulder-strewn Greek past of volcanoes, but no trees, Perseus (Sam Worthington, stoic as ever) is living the life of a village BY ROGER MOORE fisherman and single dad to MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE NEWS Helius (John Bell). The kid is growing up without What’s the old saying — religion, without his “3-D fool me once, shame grandpa. That’s because on you, 3-D fool me twice, Perseus knows “There’s no shame on me?” such thing as ‘good gods,’” “Clash of the Titans” and his dad, Zeus (Liam was a nearly humorless, Neeson), is entirely too overly digitized remake of a busy for grandparenting. piece of sword-andHe’s too busy narrating. sorcery cheese from the “The time of the gods is 1980s, an inoffensive bigending,” Zeus narrates. budget trifle whose biggest Hades (Ralph Fiennes) sin was a post-production aims to hasten that. conversion to 3-D. “You’re sweating like a The “Titans” sequel human, brother,” Hades wasn’t converted, so the purrs. “Next, it’ll be tears.” 3-D is a lot better. With another son of

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of fantasy violence and action; starring Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes; directed by Jonathan Liebesman; opening Friday in Carbondale and Marion.


‘Mirror, Mirror’ One of the most beloved stories of all time comes to life in ‘Mirror Mirror,’ starring Lily Collins (above), Julia Roberts and Armie Hammer. The movie tells of Snow White, presented as a princess in exile, and the evil queen who ruthlessly rules her captured kingdom. Seven courageous rebel dwarves join forces with Snow White as she fights to reclaim her birthright and win her prince. The movie, which opens Friday at ShowPlace 8 in Carbondale and AMC Centre 8 in Marion, is directed by Tarsem Singh. It is rated PG for some fantasy action and mild rude humor.

Zeus, Ares (Edgar Ramirez), the god of war, Hades traps Zeus in the underworld. Perseus must round up a team and go get ’em, before god of gods Kronos cracks free and gods and men are drowned in a sea of lava. First among them is Andromeda, a vision in blond hair and armor played by Rosamund Pike. Bill Nighy steals the movie as Hephaestus, blacksmith and armorer to the gods. He makes the old tinkerer a crackpot who carries on conversations with himself, Gollum-style. Then, there’s the disreputable son of Poseidon, “The Navigator” Agenor, given a bemused spin by Toby Kebbell. He’s a reluctant recruit. “Would you do me a favor?” he asks Perseus. “Go to Hell.” So we know where this is going, and we know who’ll be in the final brawl. But director Jonathan


Sam Worthington stars in ‘Wrath of the Titans.’

Liebesman and company keep this stripped down (few gods, not too much dialogue) and manage a few surprises and a little fun on the trip. They even trot out Danny Huston as Poseidon, in a beard and get-up that remind us that his dad, John Huston, once played Noah on the big screen. Yes, this “Titans” is going to you-know-where. At least this one manages to make the 3-D ride worth the destination.

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