Wrath of the Titans - D/D+
Clash of the Titans was a big dumb guilty pleasure movie. It didn't try hard to be anything special, the 3D conversion was average at best, the characters were poorly drawn, and some non human creatures were just a bit too cartoon like. But, it was decent mindless fun if you accept the fact that it was just a big budget version of Hercules or Xena.
That said, Wrath is worse than Clash in nearly every way. Its actually surprising at how little thought was put into the script. Its not like they had much to live up to but its as if they crapped out a rough draft over a rainy weekend and called it a day. The story is only moderately interesting and is loaded with holes. Kronos wants to take over. Some gods take his side, some side with Zeus. It doesn't really matter though. It's just an excuse for some fights.
New side characters may as well be the nameless redshirts from Star Trek. What little bit you do get is taken from the action movie 101 handbook. In fact, the amount of information I just gave you exceeds what several of them get from the film.
They couldn't (or didn't want) some actors to reprise their roles from the first film and handle it fairly poorly. First we have Io, the woman who couldn't die as punishment for being raped, who died anyway when helping Perseus, was resurrected by Zeus for his son, and who dies off screen as the film opens. Andromeda is now a blonde girl who reminds me of the warrior princess in Lord of the Rings. I have no idea why they even brought her back though b/c she does pretty much nothing the whole way. She attacks a bad guy for a couple seconds but that's about it.
The special effects were solid. The titans were good for the most part but didn't get much to do. Same with Kronos. There is no reason to see this in 3D. None. Most of the 3D effects involve a rock or something heavy falling towards the screen. They pretty much do nothing with it. To quote my friend who I talked into seeing the movie with me, "I thought this movie was supposed to be in 3D."
Anyway, wait until this is on a movie channel or even basic cable to watch this. It would not have taken much to equal or better Clash of the Titans. They failed. Wrath is lazy, pointless, and just plain bad.