When it comes to big-budget studio films, it's easy to forget that a lot of the time there are actual actors on the screen, and that sometimes those real life actors are putting themselves in harm's way for your entertainment.
Toby Kebbell would probably like you to remember that acting isn't all fun and games and craft services. In this exclusive look at a featurette from the "Wrath of the Titans" Blu-ray, Kebbell has to run into a spiky trap set by the Cyclops.
Naturally, Kebbell gets a little shaky about standing in the middle of moving spikes, but it's all part of the job.
"Wrath of the Titans" once again tells the story of Perseus as he does battle with the gods and attempts to stop the end of the world.
"Wrath of the Titans" is now available on Blu-ray and DVD.
This week in home video releases you can find this year's Academy Award winner of Best Picture, a Best Foreign Language Film nominee, plus three of this year's biggest releases.
Find out all about this week's release on The Video Score!
Pick of the Week
Director: Michael R. Roskam
Cast: Matthias Schoenaerts
, Jeroen Perceval
, Barbara Sarafian
A steroid-fueled cattle farmer finds that his decision to do business with the Belgian cattle-hormone mafia could have potentially deadly consequences in this brooding Belgian crime drama that was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2012 Academy Awards.
If one movie is never enough for you and you're looking for a flick to get you in the mood for this week's new release, Double Feature Friday is here to help. Every week we break down the new releases and pair them with older movies that you should catch before heading out to the theater. Or just skip the new movie and check out the classic we recommend.
"Wrath of the Titans" & "Carlos"
In recasting several of the supporting characters from "Clash of the Titans," "Wrath" picked up an exciting new Ares in Édgar Ramírez. It may not be a name you know now, but you will soon enough when he stars in Kathryn Bigelow's tentatively-titled Osama bin Laden thriller, "Zero Dark Thirty," with every other hot actor currently working. Ramírez had a minor role in "The Bourne Ultimatum," but his star-making turn came in the three-part miniseries "Carlos," where he plays one of the most notorious terrorists of all time. It's an impressive piece of work that leaves little doubt that Ramírez is the real deal and a soon-to-be star.
Despite some negative reviews for the original, "Clash of the Titans," the "Wrath of the Titans" is upon us (in 3D, no less) to follow-up its $500 million predecessor.
For the second adventure of Sam Worthington's Perseus, daddy Zeus comes a-callin' once again to ask his demi-god son to, you know, save all of mankind…again. Though no one releases the Kraken, there are plenty of Greek monsters to go around.
Here are our five reasons to check out "Wrath of the Titans" this weekend.
When the trailer for "Wrath of the Titans" dropped, it seemed like everyone couldn't help but comment on Sam Worthington's hair, of all things. In the ten years that passed between the events of "Clash of the Titans" and "Wrath," Perseus must have been looking for something new in the hair department and decided to just grow it out.
We asked Worthington about the big to-do about his hair, and he didn't quite understand. But he did go on to success some hairstyle he could have for any future "Titans" movies.
We have a few recommendations of our own, so here are some styles that Perseus should consider for the next time around.
by Ryan Rigley
"Evil is cumulative. It happens." Ralph Fiennes is, without a doubt, a man who knows his way around evil. Playing a number of villain roles throughout his ever expanding acting career, Fiennes has seemingly become the go to guy when it comes to dastardly doings and depravity. It's no wonder that the English theater and film actor will be reprising his role of Hades, Lord of the Underworld, in the upcoming "Clash of the Titans" sequel.
"Wrath of the Titans" once again shows Hades playing a very important, antagonistic part of the story. After making a deal with Kronos, his father, Hades kidnaps Zeus and holds him prisoner in the Underworld, draining him of his godly powers and transferring them to the almighty Titans back on Earth. It's up to Perseus, Sam Worthington, to rescue Zeus and stop the Titans once and for all.
Being Lord of the Underworld is no easy task, but at this point, Ralph Fiennes has that evil mindset down to a science. Here's a look at some of Mr. Fiennes' most evil movie roles.
Ralph Fiennes has long been known for his portrayals of pure evil. With a Nazi, the darkest wizard of our time and literally the lord of the underworld in "Wrath of the Titans," Fiennes has certainly carved out a niche for himself, but for his mysterious role in the upcoming James Bond film, "Skyfall," he might be saying goodbye to the baddie roles for a while.
We spoke with a bearded Fiennes while he was promoting "Wrath of the Titans," and he very briefly shed some light on his character, the vaguely described "government agent."
"I don't think that qualifies as a villain," Fiennes said. "I think that my villain days are coming to an end, I think."
The week is drawing to a close, but MTV Movie Brawl 2012 round one rages on through the weekend! Voting doesn't close until 12:00 PM EST on Sunday (January 8), so there's still time to get your favorite movies into next week's March Madness-style bracket.
Today, we're closing out our preview of brawlers with a look at an agent with a license to kill, the fairest maiden of them all, and vampires who sparkle in the sunlight.
Sam Worthington, prepare to suffer the "Wrath of the Titans."
The "Avatar" actor is back as Perseus in the "Titans" sequel, which he promised will be better than the first outing in the series. Today's release of the "Wrath" trailer has left us feeling confident that the sequel will live up to Worthington's hype.
Edgar Ramirez kills people. On screen. He played an assassin in “The Bourne Ultimatum” and international terrorist Carlos the Jackal in the Sundance Channel miniseries “Carlos,” for which he earned an Emmy nomination this year.
When MTV News caught up with him on the Emmys red carpet, Ramirez talked about his next killer role: Ares, god of war and violence, in the “Clash of the Titans” sequel, "Wrath of the Titans," scheduled for release in March, 2012.
“He wasn’t hugged enough,” said Ramirez of his character. “He’s a wounded, damaged kid, you know?”