Starring: Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke, Freida Pinto, Stephen Dorff
Directed by: Tarsem Singh
Today, I decided to hit the mall to catch a movie, and I ended up seeing, “Immortals” today. Here is my review…
Plot/synopsis: Eons after the Gods won their mythic struggle against the Titans, a new evil threatens the land. Mad with power, King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) has declared war against humanity. Amassing a bloodthirsty army of soldiers disfigured by his own hand, Hyperion has scorched Greece in search of the legendary Epirus Bow, a weapon of unimaginable power forged in the heavens by Ares. Only he who possesses this bow can unleash the Titans, who have been imprisoned deep within the walls of Mount Tartaros since the dawn of time and thirst for revenge. In the king’s hands, the bow would rain destruction upon mankind and annihilate the Gods. But ancient law dictates the Gods must not intervene in man’s conflict. They remain powerless to stop Hyperion…until a peasant named Theseus (Henry Cavill) comes forth as their only hope. Secretly chosen by Zeus, Theseus must save his people from Hyperion and his hordes.
This film is getting mostly negative reviews by critics and movie fans. The reason I wanted to see this film is because I like Greek mythology, and I was curious on how good Henry Cavill’s acting skills are since he is the new Superman for, “Man of Steel”. I never saw any of his work before, so he is pretty new to me.
So the question is, did I like, “Immortals”? Yes I did. Let me correct that for ya, I actually loved the film a lot. So far, I think this is one of the best films of 2011. I don’t understand how this movie can get negative reviews.
I did think Henry’s acting was very good. As I watched this film, I pictured myself watching, “Man of Steel”. I kept seeing Henry as Superman in this film even though this movie wasn’t Superman. Do I think Henry is going to make a great Superman? Yes. He will make an amazing Superman. Henry Cavill is a very like-able hero. He’s very entertaining on the screen.
The movie was very stylish and different. The visuals and special effects were very impressive. Most 3D movies aren’t very good, 3D effects wise, but this movie looked very good in 3D. I think this movie could get some Oscar nods on Best Visual Effects and Cinematography.
Mickey Rourke plays a great villain like usual. His character in this film, he does a good job on making you want to hate this guy. He’s very evil, scary looking, big and muscular.
There is also plenty of action, violence, and gore throughout the film. I thought the fight scenes were pretty intense. It kept you watching. I thought the best fight scene of the whole movie was when Henry’s character, was fighting this guy dressed up as a horned bull in this small circular room. You probably know the scene I am talking about. Henry is the type of guy that you want to see in action and kick some ass. Henry is a jacked dude in this movie as well.
The most popular complaint about this movie is that most everyone is half naked and shirtless in this movie. Well, if you understand Greek mythology that’s how it always was with people. That was their thing to not wear a lot of clothing.
After watching, “Immortals”, it makes me think that gives me an idea of how they’re going to make the upcoming, “God of War”, movie based on the video game. I thought, “Immortals”, was way better than, “300”, and the “Clash of the Titans” remake.
I thought this film was pretty amazing. Two thumbs up for “Immortals”. Check it out.
Score for “Immortals” = (4 stars as in = “excellent”)
2 thoughts on “Film Review: Immortals…”
I got to see that movie.
It’s probably one of the best-looking films of the whole year (yet, I still haven’t seen Tree of Life) and the action is awesome and in-you-face which is something I always like. The story dragged on a bit and I couldn’t help but think that if the writing was a tweaked a little better, this would have definitely been a very solid film. Instead it was just fun and pretty to look at. Good review.