Immortals - 5.5/10
Directed by Tarsem Singh
Cast - Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke, Stephen Dorff, Freida Pinto
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 was looking forward to this as I am a big fan of Greek mythology.And after watching the trailers, I thought it did look pretty impressive.But after the movie ended,I was a little disappointed and thought that it could have been better...much better.
What I was most impressed with Immortals were the costumes and the backdrop.They were beautifully designed,it really was breath taking to watch.If they only paid a little more attention to that plot as well.As for the acting,the cast is relatively new except for the old horse Mickey Rourke.Sadly acting does look a little weak.The main guy, Theseus portrayed by Henry Cavill doesn't seem confident in his role.I don't really recall any movies he was in but I figure he got the role cause he has a pretty awesome body. I didn't recognize Stephen Dorff in this movie right until the credits.He was decent but I wished he had more screen time though.Even Mickey Rourke looks bored.Half the fuck time he is mumbling his lines.Despite that,he still does a villain role well.I just do not like his helmet.The pundei who designed that must have a infatuation with rabbits cause Rourke looks like an Easter bunny or a tripped out version of Donnie Darko's rabbit.Frieda Pinto was doing ok right until she started bawling.She cant cry for shit,I tell you.But there is a scene where she strips and if you are watching this in a cinema,her ass is so close,it will cover half the screen.And the woman has a pretty nice ass.
What got me disappointed, was the pacing of the movie,it was inconsistent.Camera works was bad as well.There are some continuity mistakes and some scenes,you will wonder why and what the fuck just happened? Could be,they had to edit certain scenes for timing? I do not know.But it wasn't good.Also there wasn't a really proper explanation to the characters.I didn't even know who the fuck was Heracles.It took me awhile to spot Aries and Poseidon.Poseidon's helmet looks like a fruit fly for some weird reason.The end fight scene between the gods and titans was pretty cool.You will enjoy it if you enjoy the fight sequences in 300.
I guess Tarsem did a decent job for the Immortals.It was beautiful to watch no doubt but sadly it is forgettable as well.
All in all,I would recommend watching Immortals on a weekday unless you are a big fan of Tarsem Singh's movies.
Hyperion: Witness Hell.
Recommended movies done by the director