Immortals

Immortals

DVD - 2012
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In this epic tale of vengeance and destiny, power-mad King Hyperion threatens to destroy all of humanity on his maniacal quest to obtain the ultimate weapon - the legendary Epirus Bow that gives the power to unleash war on both Heaven and Earth. But Theseus, a heroic young villager chosen by the gods, rises up to stop Hyperion's brutal rampage. With supernatural help from the beautiful oracle Phaedra, Theseus embraces his destiny and leads a fierce band of warriors.

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randyleroyfowler
Aug 11, 2019

SoSo

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jim14green98
Jun 20, 2019

If there's one thing I can say about tarsem singh's first two films, the near masterpiece "The Fall" and the Unintended comedy "The Cell", is that they looked absolutely gorgeous; every frame was like a painting. This film? not so much. A knockoff in the vein of 300 and clash of the Titans (I call it Monty Python and the Olympians), all of the interesting visuals were put in the trailers and what's left is near impossible to see because everything is so murky and drab, the characters as well as the diologue are instantly forgettable and the costumes, the highlight of cell and fall, are absolutely hilarious (don't get me started on the gods cirque deu solei getup). Most disappointingly, however, is how the film, along with Clash and Troy before it, Hardly even uses Greek mythology despite being based on it; such as Theseus and the Minotaur being Zeus and posiedan's sons and Hyperion being one of the Titans who are also giants. All this backstory is instead completely ignored and replaced with a magic bow of mcguffin. At the end of the day, this is just trailer-bait and sure as hell not "Caravaggio meets fight club" as Tarsem called it.

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akirakato
Jan 27, 2019

Directed by Tarsem Singh in 2010 loosely based on the Greek myths of Theseus, the Minotaur and the Titanomachy, this American action-packed fantasy depicts a mythological adventure and power struggle.
Its visual effects and action sequences appear awesome, but the story seems straightforward and predictable without surprising turns and twists.
The characters also look like stereotyped figures without imagination and inspiration.

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JackPurcell
Oct 29, 2015

Lousy movie.

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JOSEPH DENHAM
Oct 01, 2014

The visual effects are brilliant, but screenwriting isn't nearly as good as it should have been. The cast is very good, I would like to see some of the actors such as Henry Cavill in movies with better-written lines. Immortals is worth watching but it's not a classic.

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vanravenstein
May 03, 2014

Disappointing spin on the myth of one of Greek's most famous heroes, Theseus. The hats and helmets looked stupid. They turned Hyperion the Titan into a mortal king, the minotaur into a guy wearing a mesh helmet and the Titans from former gods into orcs. While it makes sense that the gods would want to take young-looking forms, seeing the male gods beardless and all in their 20's just didn't look right. Some of the special effects looked fake. The slow- motion action sequences were obviously inspired by the movie 300, but by this point it had become cliche. The ending didn't make sense: Zeus collapsed Mount Tartarus, destroying the only cage capable of holding the Titans, only to have the Titans continue to fight the gods in the sky until the end of time.

ctharri Nov 26, 2013

Good concept, but too little was done with it. A few good action sequences. Ending leaves you going... "What?" Not worth watching.

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0cho
Jul 13, 2013

A boring movie. Action sequences are not anywhere near 300 and the coolest part of the movie has to do with the magic bow and they use it twice or so! Could have been better.

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Quetzlzacatenango
Jun 19, 2013

Although the way the mythology is used makes an interesting story, the stylized costumes and color become very distracting. Not as bad as I thought it was going to be but the only real reason to watch this is Mickey Rourke as a sadistic Hyperion and it's enough of a reason to watch this otherwise eye-candy movie.

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mexicanadiense
Jun 12, 2013

This highly stylized sword-and-sandals was a lot better than I had expected. Watching Mickey Rourke chew the scenery as the evil king was great fun, and the stunning VFX lend themselves really well to the Blu Ray format. Had this movie been released absent the facile comparison to the clunky "Clash of the Titans" series it probably would have done better. Check it out for some cool action scenes, just don't expect it to be "300" or one of the Titans movies as it is its own beast.

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“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy

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“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

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Monolith
Apr 12, 2012

King Hyperion: "Do you have children?" Lysander: "Not yet." King Hyperion: "A man's seed can be his most brutal weapon. For generations, your people will stare into the eyes of their sons and they will see my likeness. I will be remembered in every glance, every smile, every tear that is shed for eternity. But before your baptism, understand that you are not drawn to my flame on instinct, but you ran here because you are a coward, and the world does not need anymore cowards. So I shall do this world a great favor -mark you as one of us... and rid you of your ability to populate the Earth. Traitor! Although you will not hear them, your forefathers weep from their graves, for the future of their bloodline ends with you here tonight."

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Monolith
Apr 12, 2012

Athena: "...In peace, sons bury their fathers... In war, fathers bury their sons..."

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