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TV show review: CONTINUUM season 4


Blu-ray review by David Blackwell


DETAILS:  99 minutes, Maximum Movie Mode, Focus Points featurettes, three deleted scenes

VIDEO:  1.85:1 (Anamorphic Widescreen) 1080P High Definition

AUDIO:  English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 DTS-HD MA, Spanish 5.1 DTS-HD MA, Portuguese 5.1

Subtitles:  English SDH, French, Spanish, Portuguese


STUDIO:  Warner Bros. Pictures/ Legendary Pictures

Theatrical RELEASE DATE:  3-30-2012

Blu-ray/ DVD RELEASE DATE:  6-26-2012


STARRING Sam Worthington (Perseus) , Liam Nesson (Zeus), Rosamund Pike, Edgar Ramirez (Andromeda), Ralph Fiennes (Hades), Bill Nighy

WRITTEN by Dan Mazeau, David Johnson, and Greg Berlanti (story credit only)

DIRECTED by Jonathan Liebesman


WRATH OF THE TITANS is a solid sequel to the abysmal remake of CLASH OF THE TITANS.   It is more a stronger action driven adventure with one of the major falls being the villains.   Aries had abandonment issues with his Daddy Zeus while Zeus's brother Hades hates being trapped in the Underworld to watch over their evil molten giant father Kronos.   The sequence in the moving maze on the way to the underworld has to be the highlight of the movie.   WRATH OF THE TITANS does however has a sense of been there- done that when it comes to the story of a reluctant hero Perseus called back into action when his son Helius is threatened, and embarks on a mission to save a captured Zeus and stop Kronos from being released   Enough said, I hope we don't see another sequel since they laid waste to the mythology in a time when the Gods are dying off due to no one worshipping them anymore.


WRATH OF THE TITANS is all about the bonds between fathers and sons, and the bonds that are broken between them.   Rosamund Pike is hot as Andromeda (replacing the very talented Alexa Davalos who played her in the CLASH OF THE TITANS remake and oddly missing from the sequel).   Sam Worthington is OK in this film, but he still doesn't match his performance in TERMINATOR: SALVATION.   The Titans and the look of Kronos are a letdown.  Kronos looks like a slow lava man with rock crusted on him (maybe he is so lsow since he has been encased in rock and imprisoned for so long, but still all that build up seems lame sicne his minons move so much faster).


 The stopping of the titans from being released and the portrayal of the Gods I liked much better in Tarsem's THE IMMORTALS.  I like the story better in the sequel, but I feel the bad guys were a bit of a letdown compare to the awful remake.   I just hope they don't make another sequel to this movie.  Even though it entertaining, I didn't see the point on why they had to make a sequel.



Maximum Movie Mode is an interactive movie experience which lets you choose one of two paths: THE PATH OF MEN or THE PATH OF GODS which gives you access to behind-the-scenes footage, storyboards, and picture-in-picture interviews and links to behind-the-scenes featurettes.   The Maximum Movie Mode provides a load of content not seen in the focus Points featurettes.


PATH OF MEN Focus Points featurettes-

BATTLING THE CHIMERA-   a look at the practical and visual effects that went into creating the Chimera

AGENOR: THE OTHER DEMI-GOD- cast and crew talk about Agenor and the actor who plays him

THE CYCLOPS FIGHT-   The Cyclops are CGI, but they used various eye line tricks like a green tennis ball on a 30 feet long pole, practical tricks, and retro motion capture to create the Cyclops.

PRISON OF THE TITANS-   the production design and CGI that went into creating Tartarus in addition to the wire and prosthetic work on Liam Nesson 

MINOTAUR: THE HUMAN NIGHTMARE-  a lok at the labyrinth and the creature make-up for the Minotaur

THE HEAVENS RAISE HELL ON EARTH- a behind-the-seasons look at creating the final battle battleground for the film


PATH OF GODS Focus Points featurettes:

WHO ARE THE TITANS?-  a brief history of the first gods and how Kronos was trapped by his sons


HEPHAESTUS: GOD OF FIRE- an interview with Bill Nighy who plays the god who created the weapons of the gods and designed Tartarus and the labyrinth

LOST IN TARTARUS’ LABYRINTH- the mythology behind the labyrinth and the Minotaur

CREATURES OF THE TITANS- the production team discuss the creatures they chose for the sequel and what myths they drew the characters from in addition to showing production art and pictures from mythology


Three deleted scenes are also included on the disc which were cut for pacing and story reasons.


FINAL ANALYSIS:   WRATH OF THE TITANS is better than the remake it is a sequel to.   Th behind-the-scenes extras offer a wealth of info on greek mythology and the making of the film.


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