Wrath of the Titans is a 2012 fantasy film directed by Jonathan Liebesman. It is the sequel to the film Clash of the Titans that was released in 2010. The cast includes actors such as Sam Worthington, Rosamund Pike, Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson.
The film starts with the son of Zeus, Perseus, portrayed by Sam Worthington, making a living as a fisherman and raising his son Helius. Zeus visited him and said that because people no longer believed in the gods as much, their divine power started diminishing making it harder for them to keep the Titans inside their prison in Tartarus. He then said that the Titan Kronos would soon be free. Perseus refused to help afraid of his family's safety.
Zeus then went to his brothers Hades and Poseidon, and had a meeting over the matter along with Zeus' son, Ares. However, Hades and Ares, thinking of collaborating with Kronos to ask him to remain immortal, attacked Zeus and stole his thunderbolt. Afterwards, the walls of Tartarus crumbled and the monsters that were previously kept within were now unleashed to the world. A monster called Chimera attacked Perseus' village, who killed it and then went to meet his father. Instead, he found Poseidon dying, who told him to find his son Agenor and then go to the god Hephaestus in order to show them the way to Tartarus. Before Poseidon died, he gave Perseus his trident. Accompanied by Agenor and Andromeda, Perseus went to Hephaestus, who told them about the weapons he forged for the three brothers; the thunderbolt of Zeus, the pitchfork of Hades, and the trident of Poseidon. All three of them could be combined to create the Spear of Trium that could destroy Kronos.
The group of heroes was then shown the path to Tartarus, where they found a very weakened Zeus. Zeus apologised to Hades for banishing him to the underworld, and Hades had a change of heart; he decided to help his brother against the now awakened Kronos, while Ares still went along with his plan. Perseus managed to steal Hades' pitchfork which was now in Ares' possession, and the group eventually left Tartarus. The only missing weapon was now the thunderbolt of Zeus, which was still in Ares' hands.
Perseus challenged Ares to a duel in order to retrieve the thunderbolt, while Andromeda's army was attacked by the Makhai. Zeus and Hades joined the war to help Andromeda and then Kronos appeared and began an attack. Meanwhile, Perseus managed to steal the thunderbolt from Ares and killed him with it; just in time, he then combined the three divine weapons into the Spear of Trium and killed Kronos.
At the end, Zeus reconciled with his son and he then died due to the extensive wounds he had suffered. The film ends with Perseus talking to his son Helius and giving him his sword.
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