Wrath of the Titans
Wrath of the Titans is a 2012 American fantasy film and sequel to the 2010 film Clash of the Titans. The film stars Sam Worthington, Rosamund Pike, Bill Nighy, Édgar Ramírez, Toby Kebbell, Danny Huston, Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson with Jonathan Liebesman directing a screenplay by Dan Mazeau and David Leslie Johnson. Wrath of the Titans takes place a decade after the events of the first film as the gods lose control over the imprisoned Titans and Perseus is called once again, this time to rescue his father Zeus, overthrow the Titans and save mankind.
- "Just fix my body...and leave my soul to me."
- [to Pegasus after a rough take-off] "Eh, whoa! Keep it straight. Have it look good."
- [to Pegasus after a rough landing] "You used to be a lot better at this." [Pegasus snorts and swats him in the back with a wing]
- "You long for the ocean, don't you, Agenor? It's like a thirst you cannot quench. It must be hell for you in here."
- "Warriors! I know it is your custom, but no matter what we're about to face, you do not pray to Ares. If you do, he will find us and kill us all."
- [Ares arrives] "Which one o' you prayed to 'im?!"
- [After killing Ares] Helius. Weapons!
- [Opening words] In ancient times, the world was ruled by gods and monsters. But it was the half-god Perseus, my son who defeated the Kraken and saved humanity. For his courage, I offered him a place to rule at my side. But Perseus was strong-willed and chose a different path. He vowed to live as a man. Even when fate took his wife, he would not pray for help, from me or the other gods. And now the time of the gods is ending. But the son of Zeus cannot hide from his destiny forever.
- [To Perseus] You believe your human half makes you unworthy to join us. You will learn someday that being half-human makes you stronger than a god, not weaker.
- "Oh, Hades. What have I done to you?"
- "If I weep, it will be for you, Ares."
- "Where is my snarling bastard of a son Ares?"
- "I wanted to leave the world safe for you. I failed."
- "The first strike's mine, brother!"
- "Your boy gave you strength. As did mine."
- "There will be no more sacrifices. No more gods. Use your power wisely, Perseus. Thank you, my son." [dies]
- "You are in the Underworld, Ares, where it is wise to obey me."
- "I am afraid, brother. Is that what you want me to say? I'm a god, and I'm afraid. When your precious humans die, at least their souls go to another place. When a god dies, it isn't death—it's just absence. It's nothing. It's Oblivion..." [whispers to self] "...it's Oblivion."
- "Brother. Brother. I do...forgive you."
- "Death was circling you. That was the last time I'll have the strength to chase it away."
- "All my power is spent. Who knows? I might be stronger without it..."
- "Where's my brother Perseus?" [scoffs] "Gone fishing?"
- "We are brothers, but not equal."
- [to Perseus] "I'm not going to hurt him. I'm going to hurt you...and I want him to watch." [to Helius] "I want you to know what it feels like when someone takes your father away from you."
- "So this is what a father would go through for his son?"
- "I'm sorry that you think being human is not enough. But we humans hope when there's no hope. And we believe when to believe is idiotic. But sometimes, in spite everything, we prevail."
- "Should I let them in? He says, no! But then he always says no. He always says...no."
- "You are Perseus, son of Zeus. 'Release the Kraken,' all of that."
- "Those Cyclopes helped me forge the god-weapons. Have respect."
- "Well in that case, we'd best prepare." [...] "For the end of the bloody world! Kronos will dismantle the earth. You'll be scattered across the universe—fantastic!"
- "His all-powerful father took it away from me when I sided with Hades in their little family argument. Yes, I know now it was a mistake! People forget! In the beginning, Hades was-was wise, and just and strong. It were your daddy became drunk on power."
- "[Poseidon]'s the one who taught me how to navigate. That, and how to seduce a mermaid—which seemed random at the time, but came in handy more often than you'd think."
- "Navigator, this is the entrance to the labyrinth. There are hundreds of doors, all of which would kill you—" [laughs] "—save one. You see, I designed it to play tricks with the mind. After all, the mind is the greatest trap of all."
- "I've got to give them more time. One last godly thing."
- "Fetch my lucky cape." [...] "Do you know why this is my lucky cape, me old mate? Because the first time I wore it, I sprouted a beard. A full-grown beard."
- "I'm not touchin' that again." [Poseidon's Trident]
- [smacks Perseus] "Mutton head. Two days ago, I was trapped in a cell in a dungeon, admittedly, trying to escape—" [to Andromeda] "—unbecoming of the son of Poseidon—" [back to Perseus] "—but today I'm here, and I'm trying to save the universe. Jump in."
- "Your majesty, I realize in a labyrinth with a million possibilities, this is the last thing you want to hear...but follow me." [leads them to the right] "That way." [turns around and leads them to the left] "Or this way."
- "The mighty Kraken-slayer. Shouldn't he be somewhere, posing for a statue?"
- [to Perseus] "You're the only hope left in this world. Or there will be Oblivion."
- "Take this [his trident]. Use it. If my son survives and proves worthy, give it to him." [dies]
Clea: "Things are happening in the world, Perseus. You know that, you have instincts. The son of a god."
Perseus: "A son needs a father. I made a vow to Io."
Clea: "I know, I know. I was there delivering your son. You vowed to your wife that you'd never let Helius wield a sword. That you'd live with him as a simple fisherman. Well, that's a fine game in normal times. But if you have power, you also have a duty."
Perseus: "Just fix my body...and leave my soul to me."
Zeus: "My own son betrays me."
Ares: "Only when it suits you, you remember I am your son."
- Agenor: If my father sent you, I want nothing to do with you.
- Perseus: Your father is dead.
- Agenor: Gods don’t die.
- Perseus: They do now.
- Agenor: Good. Can you do me a favor?
- Perseus: Anything.
- Agenor: Go to hell.
- Perseus: That’s exactly where I’m going.
Agenor: "I want a royal pardon."
Agenor: [chuckles] "I want my body weight in gold."
Andromeda: "Granted. A few gold coins—you're so scrawny."
Agenor: "Let me see, what else have I dreamt of as I lay here in my cell?"
Perseus: "Don't push it."
Perseus: "You can't leave Greece without a queen."
Andromeda: "Are you giving me orders now?"
Andromeda: "Cut the counter-weight."
Agenor: "Don't cut the counter-weight!"
Perseus: "Yeah, he's right. The fall will kill him."
Agenor: [sees something approaching in the distance] "Cut the counter-weight! Cut the counter-weight!!"
Perseus: "Glad you're hangin' in there."
Agenor: [hanging upside-down] "Yeah, I thought I'd give him an eyeful." [Cyclops drops him on his head] "What was that for?"
Ares: "We are in this together, Hades! Do not weaken now."
Hades: "Your weakness is your blind hatred for your father, and your brother. You don't know when to stop fighting. You've already won."
Hephaestus: "Who are you?"
Agenor: "I'm Agenor, son of Poseidon."
Hephaestus: "'Agenor'...? Have you ever heard of 'Agenor'? Never heard of you."
Agenor: "Well, your friend may also know me by the name...'The Navigator'."
Hephaestus: "'Navigator'...? 'Navigator'! Still no. Don't worry, son. He says there are many useless demigods."
- Perseus: We need your help to rescue Zeus, so he can stop Kronos.
- Hephaestus: [Chuckling] That’s the plan, is it?
- Perseus: Yeah.
- Hephaestus: Right. Right. Well, in that case, we’d best prepare.
- Perseus: For what?
- Hephaestus: For the end of the bloody world!
Agenor: "Can I say, that is a masterpiece."
Hephaestus: "Well, useful to a point."
Agenor: "Would you let a lowly navigator hold it?"
Hephaestus: [pulls map away] "No." [considers] "Well...you are the son of Poseidon. He's the one who taught me how to navigate. That, and how to seduce a mermaid—which seemed random at the time, but came in handy more often than you'd think."
Andromeda: "Oh, Korrina. She was a fool to pray to [Ares]...and he was a coward to kill the weak."
Perseus: "He has fought in many wars. He's slaughtered innocents for centuries. It's all he knows." [to Agenor] "I can't beat him."
Agenor: [smacks him] "Mutton head. Two days ago, I was trapped in a cell in a dungeon, admittedly, trying to escape—" [to Andromeda] "—unbecoming of the son of Poseidon—" [back to Perseus] "—but today I'm here, and I'm trying to save the universe. Jump in."
Zeus: "Hades. I am so sorry."
Hades: "For what?"
Zeus: "For having banished you. Can you forgive me for that?"
Hades: "Why do you ask?"
Zeus: "Because I forgive you for this."
Perseus: "I should have come with you. I was just—"
Zeus: "You pulled me out of Tartarus. You saved me. How do you suppose you did that?"
Perseus: "I never stopped thinking about getting home to my son."
Zeus: "Then use that. Fight for your son. Remember: only the Spear of Trium can defeat Kronos, and the hand that holds that spear will have to be yours."
Perseus: [in prayer] Ares. Ares. Ares. Brother. I pray to you. Meet me at the temple of the gods. You say we're not equal, so come prove to me you're right. Prove to our father that you're right.
Ares: "I hear you brother."
Agenor: "Don't give me the big speech."
Perseus: "Yeah, I wasn't planning to."
Ares: [reveals he has abducted Helius] "Brother."
Perseus: "Please don't hurt him."
Ares: "I'm not going to hurt him. I'm going to hurt you...and I want him to watch." [to Helius] "I want you to know what it feels like when someone takes your father away from you."
Hades: "You look 10,000 years younger."
Zeus: "And feel it."
- Hades: "We have the power between us to put on a little display. Like in the old days."
Zeus: "So shall we finish this?"
Hades: "We have no weapons."
Zeus: "We had power before we had weapons."
Hades: "When we were young gods."
Zeus: "Yes. Let's have some fun!"
- Zeus: "Your boy gave you strength."
- Perseus: "Yes."
Zeus: "As did mine."
- Perseus: "Perhaps Hades can heal you."
- Zeus: "He already gave me my last chance."
- Perseus: "And you sacrificed it for him."
- Zeus: "There will be no more sacrifices. No more gods. Use your power wisely, Perseus. Thank you, my son." [dies]
- Agenor: "Helius! Come here, I've got a story to tell. Come and meet your Uncle Navigator. I'm Agenor."
- Helius: "Helius. I've read that you are a great disappointment."
- Agenor: "That's right. I am great."
Helius: "Dad, I'm actually looking forward to going home. I've decided, being a boring fisherman isn't that bad."
- Perseus: "You know we can't go back home." [reluctantly offers him a sword] "Take it." [as Helius hesitates] "You're Helius. You're son of Perseus, the grandson of Zeus." [offers the sword again] "Take it."
- Helius: [takes it, almost drops it] "It's heavy."
- Perseus: "Yeah, it is. Is it too much?"
- Helius: [raises sword, looks at it; then quietly] "No."
Quotes about Wrath of the Titans
- You get an idea of who the major players are, and then they spend a modest amount of time shouting laughable dialogue at one another while being all but forced off the screen by special effects. ... I found myself wondering, just for the heck of it, how the movie might have played with a more traditional approach. You know. Literate, concise dialogue. ... You know, that kind of stuff.