‘Wrath of the Titans’ Theatrical Trailer

Does Warner Bros. not care if anyone watches the trailer for Wrath of the Titans? Less than an hour after the trailer debut for The Dark Knight Rises — the most anticipated trailer release in many months — and at the same time as Fox’s first look at Prometheus, the studio has also dropped the first footage of the sequel to Clash of the Titans.

Wrath of the Titans looks like it has gone all-out to include as much stuff as possible, but that may just be how the trailer is cut. Check it out below.

This sequel is directed by Jonathan Liebesman (Battle: Los Angeles) and seems intent on cramming as many angry, fightin’ CGI monsters as possible. A couple of the classic Clash of the Titans elements are in here, like Pegasus and a shaggier, less-militant looking Perseus. Some of the battles do look like fun, even if there is an over all videogame feel to it. And yet another trailer use of the ‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)’ cover by Marilyn Manson? Whatever works, I guess.

I think Ralph Fiennes gets the best moment of the trailer, and I’m looking forward to seeing more of him. (And Toby Kebbel, too, who we don’t get to see much of.) Overall I also think I’d rather watch the weird madness of Tarsem’s Immortals, but we’ll see how Wrath plays out.

Apple has the trailer in HD. Wrath of the Titans will be unleashed on March 30, 2012.

A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus (Worthington) –the demigod son of Zeus (Neeson)–is attempting to live a quieter life as a village fisherman and the sole parent to his 10-year old son, Helius. Meanwhile, a struggle for supremacy rages between the gods and the Titans. Dangerously weakened by humanity’s lack of devotion, the gods are losing control of the imprisoned Titans and their ferocious leader, Kronos, father of the long-ruling brothers Zeus, Hades (Fiennes) and Poseidon (Danny Huston). The triumvirate had overthrown their powerful father long ago, leaving him to rot in the gloomy abyss of Tartarus, a dungeon that lies deep within the cavernous underworld. Perseus cannot ignore his true calling when Hades, along with Zeus’ godly son, Ares (Edgar Ramirez), switch loyalties and make a deal with Kronos to capture Zeus. The Titans’ strength grows stronger as Zeus’ remaining godly powers are siphoned, and hell is unleashed on earth. Enlisting the help of the warrior Queen Andromeda (Rosamund Pike), Poseidon’s demigod son, Argenor (Toby Kebbell), and fallen god Hephaestus (Bill Nighy), Perseus bravely embarks on a treacherous quest into the underworld to rescue Zeus, overthrow the Titans and save mankind.

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