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Immortals 2011

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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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208 votes / 39 comments The Talk

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    • talofaa

      epiicc movie!!

    • EBecconsall

      Naff! With a wealth of stories from Ancient Greece, this is all they can come up with? Lets stop the CGI sword and sandals BS.

    • ias

      i sense a lot of holes and lack of proper research in this movie. i'll see it anyway.

    • Steve

      I'll go see it because it looks like it might be better than 300... but I'm not expecting a huge thrill either. Definite 'discount nighter

    • alexa

      keeeeeeeeeeen! although i did spot Isabel Lucas in there and after her stint on Transformers 2 she puts me off

    • rasputin

      Terrible looks like a made for TV movie.

    • IceDemon

      probably wont see this .. not at the movies at least

    • Just Me

      Hm. Could be worse but could be much better too.

    • DanS

      Why do they still use "From the makers of 300" in trailers as though it's a good thing?

    • Wavepiercer

      Overwrought blah

    • kate

      the brunette half way through... is she the one who used to be on home and away?

    • Ed-Flicks

      @kate, Good spotting. The actress is Isabel Lucas and she did indeed star in Home & Away. Her character was Tasha Andrews.

    • Kit

      I adore Henry Cavill but this looks cheap and nasty

    • Trevor

      I'll watch it, looks good.

    • Greek Geek

      1300 years of culture and story telling, and this is what Hollywood does with it.

    • Immortal!?

      It will die a quick death...

    • Michi

      The special effects look awesome! Did you see how the title changed into the release date?

    • Mark

      Another brain-dead action movie that I hope to enjoy! :) Didn't Percy Jackson just sort this out?

    • Hugo Burns

      looks bad, dumb and cheap. Clash of the titans was way better than this

    • bono

      Clash of the Titans was bad. If only the big beastie had eaten the australian. That would have been a happy ending.

    • Gary-Cottle

      Now that Arnie is old and celibate there is not human on the planet who can actually play the role of a God! Kaka!

    • Sophie Ferris

      OMG AMAZE

    • mainman

      Trailer looks great, looking forward to it. ; )

    • Peter

      Does the lead seem really weak?

    • Tracey

      Hoping for lots of big fights, big sounds, big screen action!

    • fan

      best movie evar

    • mely

      cant wait

    • khan

      cant wait awesome graphics.

    • Kilika

      Id go and see this - looks pretty mean ;-)

    • TASH

      So wnana c d action ;)

    • Lucky

      Looks meke AS! so goin when it releases

    • Raj

      wow the first homoerotic 3D ancient gods movie looks a killer!

    • Simple

      Oh yeah ... oh yeah .... I'm comming(to watch dis wen it comes out)

    • Amanda-Bateman

      underwhelming 3D, bad bad script, lacklustre acting. I preferred 300.

    • MDR

      Meh- pay money, leave brain at door, watch movie! Just like "Titans"

    • Tacgnol

      Looks like it has lots of half naked men... AND SWORDS

    • Aaron

      Saw it the other day and have to say it's a pretty decent films. Uusally not a fan of the Titan and God films... but this film was awesome.

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Flicks.co.nz Review

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Steve Newall Flicks Writer

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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It could have been much more

GrahamP Flicks 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.

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  • MOVIEMAN

    Disagree, this is a really good movie. Guys go see it, you will enjoy this one!!

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feels like a 300 ripoff

morgana1972 Flicks 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...

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  • MOVIEMAN

    If your mind was wandering while watching this, you should've been watching Puss in Boots, puss@.

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Don't waste your money

Polygurl A-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...

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Press Reviews

35% of critics recommend

Consensus: "The melding of real sets, CG work, and Tarsem's signature style produces fireworks, though the same can't be said for Immortals slack, boring storytelling."

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A.V. Club (USA)

It isn’t any smarter than its inspirations, just prettier. Full review.

Chicago Sun-Times (Roger Ebert)

Without doubt the best-looking awful movie you will ever see. Full review.

Empire (UK)

It has more than enough blood, guts and glamour to satisfy. Full review.

Entertainment Weekly (USA)

What saves Immortals as a moviegoing experience is the exuberant, kid-in-a-candy-store virtuosity of its director. Full review.

Guardian (UK)

An entertaining if not entirely studious classical mythology yarn. Full review.

Hollywood Reporter

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.

Observer (UK)

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

Total Film (UK)

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