The Gods need a hero.
Theseus is a mortal man chosen by Zeus to lead the fight against the ruthless King Hyperion, who is on a rampage across Greece to obtain a weapon that can destroy humanity.
I just can't help myself, I love Tarsem Singh. His visual palette is just completely different than that of most directors. Immortals is no exception. He gives this film a unique aesthetic, conjuring up some scenes and scene transitions that are completely out of the box.
The problem here is the script, however. The idea is sound, trying to provide some sort of origin to mythology, but the execution is a bit out of tune. It plays out like a messed up pantomime version of the classical myths, which sometimes worked, but most of the times didn't.
If you're, like me, willing to tag along for the ride there is a great deal of fun to be had and I truly feel it should be watched at least once for the visuals.
I just reread my original review, where I wrote "Much like the character in the movie who has his manhood smashed with a massive hammer, I to felt pain while watching Immortals." Man, I was a freaking idiot back then apparently, because Immortals is fantastic.
I remember not being happy with the look of the film and with the acting, but I don't know what I was thinking. I put Immortals in the same category of 300, but I now realize that's like putting a masterfully prepared roast duck in the same category as Spam. Henry Cavill absolutely kills it in the lead role, as does Mickey Rourke as the villain. Neither of them are really doing anything that incredible,…
I'm glad I gave this a rewatch. I pretty much hated it the first time I saw this but to be honest I was quite a few drinks in and I must of turned into a pretentious douchebag because I really dug this the second time. Man I have to stop drinking and typing.
We're surrounded by heathens.
I remember liking The Cell and The Fall, Tarsem Singh's two first films, but I'm not sure I want to revisit them after watching Immortals. Singh's visual style in Immortals is like a crutch that the entire film leans on. Without it the film falls flat and I'm afraid of rewatching the two previous films and realize they suffer from the same problem.
It might sound harsh, but I do want to clarify that I think the film is visually stunning. I can completely appreciate the painting-like visuals that are moving works of art. The problem I have is that the focal point of the entire film seems to be on the visuals with everything…
There is definitely no one quite like Tarsem Singh making movies.
The Cell was pretty good, probably my favourite J-Lo performance (if one can have such a thing) bar Out of Sight and at the time of it’s release I had definitely not seen anything like it before. I stuck in my mind for ages afterwards. The Fall was even better, marrying his now-usual visual dexterity with a script that had a compelling plot and proper lines of dialogue.
Singh’s visual style, again, is what sets him apart here.
Unfortunately, though, this time, it seems it only sets him apart from directors of TV movies and Uwe Boll.
As expected, everything and everyone (bar Mickey Rourke in his bizarre sea…
The hate this film receives seems a little odd to me. It's not terrible by any stretch. The visuals alone make it better than most sword and sandals flicks Hollywood spits out. The acting isn't nearly as bad as I was led to believe. The hero of the story - who I've never seen before - seemed much more capable and competent than most of the meat heads brought out for this sort of ilk.
That said, it ain't great either. The story is pretty boring and some of the dialogue is a little corny. The pacing is very much in fits and starts and the action sequences are not quite as amazing as they should be (until the end).…
"It's not living as such that's important, Theseus. It's living rightly." - Zeus
As Man of Steel is coming quickly around the corner, I realised I have not seen a single Henry Cavill film and Immortals was a great start as he manages to lead the film very well and proves he is extremely capable at fun action. Immortals itself is a film which tries very hard to be the next 300 and whilst it doesn't completely achieve that, it was still a completely exciting and fun action film with some truly exciting set pieces. The human action is gritty and brutal with a kind of Bourne/300 mixture, the God fight scenes are very fun with them being extremely powerful…
my fave part was when abs
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I watched this because I wanted to see just what kind of acting skills are there to be expected of Henry Cavill as Superman in the upcoming Man of Steel.
Let's just say I wouldn't set my hopes very high.
Immortals is a movie that is trying very hard to deserve the adjective "epic", but instead it is plain dumb and unintentionally comical.
My favorite part about the movie was Mickey Rourke's character's ridiculous helmet which is like a crossbreed of a Rayman Raving Rabbid and a carnivorous plant. I mean, just look at that thing: i.imgur.com/hHQ0TuJ.jpg
Doesn't play as well on a '35 inch TV as it does on the big screen. The only Tarsem movie that suffers on repeat viewings. Occasionally gorgeous and nuts, making up for some pacing issues.
Side note: Mickey Rourke astonishingly stumbles and mumbles his way through this. It's very "I've given up a la Brando style."
This is classic Tarsem, a fairly straightforward story involving Greek gods and evil kings. But the visuals are fantastic. Amazing costumes and set designs are what make his films so unique, and for me, always worth a watch.
In the first five minutes I found this film to covered in warm and gooey cheese! After that five minutes the cheese hardened and the film became an overdone greek play with ridiculous visual effects and gigantic set pieces. Most of the actors took the film extremely seriously as if it were a dramatic greek play which makes me excited to see Henry Cavill as Superman and how serious he may take that role. The colour timing seemed very forced, I know the film was produced by the same people that did 300 but its as if the style was completely ripped off. I hope that some of the big set pieces were fabricated within reality even though one could tell that some of the set was green or blue screened. This all sounds so picky so I can just say I mildly enjoyed it.
It's ancient Greece, King Hyperion, is looking for the Bow of Epicurus to unleash the Titans to....oh f**k it, it's nonsense. Needless to say Henry Cavil's Theseus is there to save the day and possibly have his way with the prophet, Phaedra, played by Friedo Pinto.
Really, really boring.
I'm pretty familiar with my Greek mythology but even I was struggling at times to follow who was who. Especially the 'gods' of Olympus; Zeus and Athena were the only ones I could keep track off the rest looked like male models just wearing togas. People died, battles were fought and I just did not care.
I had to amuse myself by watching Cavil and imaging how good a job he might do with the Superman re-boot. Initial thoughts are decent. He's got the look and he spouts nonsensical dialogue convincingly enough.
Plus the 3D was AGAIN totally extraneous.