“Wrath of the Titans” is a sequel to the 2010 “Clash of the Titans,” which was a remake of the 1981 “Clash of the Titans,” the last of the storybook spectacles whose effects, by the stop-motion specialist Ray Harryhausen, now lie shriveling in the memory of Boomers.
Seventy-five years after George Mallory died on Mount Everest, his frozen body was spotted near the peak of the world’s tallest mountain. Conrad Anker, who found his corpse in 1999, later tried to duplicate Mallory’s climb under similarly primitive conditions.
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2” opens with Harry kneeling at the beachside grave of house elf Dobby. Death is ever-present in the thrilling finale of the top-grossing franchise in movie history.