Sunday, September 18, 2016

Immortals (2011)

Director: Tarsem Singh

Writers: Charley Parlapanides, Vlas Parlapanides

Composer: Trevor Morris

Starring: Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke, Stephen Dorr, Freida Pinto, Luke Evans, John Hurt, Joseph Morgan, Anne Day-Jones, Greg Byrk, Alan Van Sprang, Peter Stebbings, Daniel Sharman, Isabel Lucas, Kellan Lutz, Steve Byers, Stephen McHattie

More info: IMDb

Tagline: The Gods Need a Hero

Plot:  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.

My rating: 7.5/10

Will I watch it again? Yes.

Good flick!  The production design is gorgeous.  The look of the armor, shields, locations, the style of the whole picture is remarkably detailed and neat as shit.  That alone adds a lot to the enjoyment of the film.  Really.  The acting is good as is the story.  One thing I got a kick out of was the many ways they tried to hide Mickey Rourke's protruding gut with shadows and camera angels.  I really enjoyed his performance (and his attire, helmets and face plates were just too cool) which leads me to the abundance of extreme and creative violence.  It's fantastic.  I've only seen Cavill in the Superman films and I'm not impressed but I really liked him in this one.  Now the only real complaint I can muster up is that I didn't feel any emotional connection with any of the characters I'm supposed to be invested in.  But then the visuals and overall storytelling are so spectacular that it doesn't matter nearly as much that I love the good guys.  I simply found myself wrapped up in what was going on and I was always looking forward to what was going to happen next.  Somehow this one escaped my radar when it hit theaters.  The Blu-ray isn't in 3D and it doesn't look like it's available that way which sucks. I'm looking forward to digging into the extras, that and seeing it again. 

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