Immortals

Immortals

(2011)

Visionary director Tarsem Singh (The Cell) and the producers of 300 unleash an epic tale of a power-mad king who razes ancient Greece in search of a legendary weapon, while a heroic villager rises up against him.... More

Bloodthirsty King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) and his murderous Heraklion army are rampaging across Greece in search of the long lost Bow of Epirus - a weapon powerful enough to overthrow the Gods of Olympus. As village after village is obliterated, a stonemason named Theseus (Henry Cavill, soon to play the caped one in the rebooted Superman) vows to avenge the death of his mum who perished in one of Hyperion's raids. Phaedra (Freida Pinto) has visions of Theseus' future and becomes convinced that he is the key to stopping the destruction. With her help, Theseus assembles a small band of followers and takes on the King.Hide

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Flicks Review

Tarsem Singh’s previous films have been triumphs of style over substance. I mean that in the best possible way, especially in the case of the astonishingly over-the-top The Fall. The idea of Singh’s visual sensibility colliding head on with a fantasy blockbuster, in 3D no less, was therefore exhilarating. You can feel the “but” coming though, can’t you? Immortals could have fused Singh’s earlier works with post-300 Hollywood – but it doesn’t.... More

Much of his familiar imagery is intact in the form of great costumes, surreal use of CGI and dudes wearing masks and body paint. But the visual craziness has been diluted – a more mainstream audience is clearly in mind – and therefore there’s a need for serious storytelling ability, especially given that Immortals’ narrative is (very) loosely based on Greek mythology. That’s where the problem lies. The sets may look great, extravagantly built one moment and resembling a ‘70s matte painting that’s mind-bogglingly painted in 3D the next, but the acting on them? Jeez…

The dialogue doesn’t do the cast any favours, a hodge-podge of nonsense that is just really there to stitch together cool fight scenes and sets. The delivery is like rehearsals for a second rate theatre production – pompous, lifeless, and a bit awkward. For some reason Mickey Rourke and Stephen Dorff are in this too, and, just like the early ‘80s pseudo-epics this most closely resembles, they seem to be on board just to lend some C-list actor recognition.Hide


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BY Polygurl lister

I left this movie about three quarters of the way through. You know when it's crap when your mind wanders to other things and you lose focus on the actual movie.

Very disappointed as I was expecting so much more. The fight scenes were good, but the acting - to be honest - was terrible.

I wish I had gone to see Puss in Boots instead which was on around the same time...


BY morgana1972 superstar

I may be harsh but to compare apples & oranges or in this case lemons this was not all that great. & then there's the Titans! The fight scenes are the only thing going for this movie, it falls short of could have been better to don't waste your money & wait for the DVD...


BY GrahamP superstar

Well,where do I start with this movie?It is the making of movies at the highest level.It has over the top vision and style with massive scenes and sets.The trouble with the movie is the lack of story and and substance.It is also very disjointed as it moves from one scene to another.The gods were miscast and could have been corrected before the making of the movie.
I agree with Steve Newall from flicks.His review is 100% correct.I enjoyed 300 much more than this.


The Press Reviews

35% of critics recommend.
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  • Immortals is not only entirely without humor, but is dominated by a lot of huffing and puffing, thunderous self-importance and windy Socratic quotations about the immortality and divinity of men's souls. You just have to roll your eyes after a while. Full Review

  • It's a murky, addled affair, the CGI effects are third-rate and the violence makes it unsuitable for young audiences. Full Review

  • Good-looking to a fault, Immortals boasts moments of undeniable grandeur. Elsewhere, though, it is deathly dull. Full Review

  • Navigating the film's mounting erotic bloodlust proves tedious, until the show-stopping final battle between gods and Titans in one chamber, Theseus and Hyperion in another, at which point logic melts away completely and the pic's raison d'etre emerges -- namely, to justify staging a fight scene for the ages. Full Review

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