Ticked all the required boxes to get in all the backstory and references, quotes and quoteables. However, it didn’t really hit the spot – definitely a teenage movie. Some of the set pieces also felt like they were borrowed from other big budget franchises (e.g. deploying the lethal gas from the top of the tower and the subsequent showdown). Not very original.
Collections: Jonathan Liebesman
A big improvement on the first one, this was simply a roller-coaster action movie set against the mythological backdrop. A customary hat-tip to most of the myths lavished with large-scale Hollywood ideas. Not much to stimulate the intellect, but creative and action-packed.