Wrath of the Titans trailer evokes the old gods

Warner Bros. recently released its first full-length trailer for Wrath of the Titans.

Yes, this might be somewhat confusing, considering we saw Immortals just a few months ago, which boasts a similar plot: the Titans want to take the heavens back from the gods.

However, this is a sequel to the Clash of the Titans from a few years ago. Like Clash of the Titans – and Immortals for that matter – this film will feature lots of great special effects in epic fight and disaster scenes, with the plot essentially relegated to supporting the effects.

IMHO, fans of epic effects film are going to love this one. Hopefully, it will be even more breathtaking than  recent mythological films, which were quite impressive in terms of effects.

The trailer is a little more ‘rock’ than I expected, but they got all the core actors back for this one, and their effects budget doesn’t look any smaller than it was the firsttime around, so no reason to worry.

The trailer also arrived with this poster and synopsis:

A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus—the demigod son of Zeus—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 and Poseidon. 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 Ramírez), switch loyalty 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. 

Wrath of the Titans hits theaters March 30, 2012.