By now it’s a universal truth that Louis Leterrier’s Clash of the Titans sucked giant, kraken-sized balls. The story was atrocious, the characters flat and the 3D FX were a terrible, headache-inducing mess. About the only thing Clash had going for it was star Sam Worthington – one of the more polished chaps on the Hollywood block if you ask me – who did his damndest in a thankless role, but still couldn’t quite save the film from the critical lambasting it received. Well, following a sudden trend in which stars like Mark Wahlberg and Shia LaBeouf publicly diss their own work, Worthington has seen fit to comment on Clash’s critical reception via Moviefone. His remarks give me hope that director Jonathan Liebesman (Battle: Los Angeles) and his crew have listened to the pleas of fans worldwide and will deliver a much grander sequel. Said Worthington:
“I just think we can improve on it. I think the first one, we kind of let down some people. And yeah, I totally agree. The only point of doing a sequel is either the audience demands it or you believe you can better the first one. What we’re setting out to do with this one — the writers and the director and myself — is improve. I think I can act fucking better, to be honest … Just take all the notes from people that I have been reading about on the ‘net and give them a movie they fucking want. This one I want to kind of try to satisfy a lot more people.”
Wrath of the Titans is due out March 30, 2012.