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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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If you like blood and guts, with hand-to-hand (or should I say hand-to-spear) combat in video-game-style, you may like this more than I did.
Without any narrative heft, these sights don't last in the mind much longer than they linger on screen. And yet they thrill in short-lived bursts that Singh doles out carefully, keeping pace with the audience's appetite.
When Hyperion says of one character, "His pain has just begun,'' you know exactly how he feels.
The same hyperstylized, comic book-come-to-life approach that created an invigorating experience for viewers of 300 elevates Immortals above the level of a Clash of the Titans knock-off.
The posters read "From the Producers of 300" and, like Zack Snyder's film, Immortals has little on its mind but conveying the buzz of martial glory.
This monumental tale of warring gods and men is a beautiful, dead thing, bereft of organic or kinetic life.
[Immortals] just doesn't feel much like a movie -- it's not cheesy enough to be an old-fashioned sword and sandals flick and it's not consistent enough to effectively appeal to contemporary emotions.
With lackluster storytelling and character development, Immortals is truly a visual victory, but nothing more.
Immortals is an affectionate homage to those mythical epics from old school Hollywood, but perhaps the film's producers should have included earplugs alongside the 3D glasses.
A bevy of Bronze Age beefcakes face off in something that resembles Greek myth if you kind of squint at it. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
At least with this one, [the young audiences are] getting the anti-relativistic message that some powers seek only to destroy and Western culture is worth a fight.
Immortals is also one of those unusual big-budget movies that is both artful and unpretentious.
Visually stunning, but not the best storytelling.
"Immortals was OK. I enjoyed the action and the blood and gore. But the story was lacking for me. It is visually nice and there are a lot of great action scenes. But I was a little bored. I just didn't care about what happened. The acting was OK. I really like Luke Evans. I wanted to see more of him. I liked John Hurt in this as well. It didn't impress me. The film is worth seeing at least once."
A decent sword & sandals film. Generally more like 300 than Clash of the Titans thankfully. From the same producers I believe as 300 and it has a very similar CGI visual style to it. A nice twist to some of the Greek mythology in the story. The fight scenes are well choreographed and the SFX are very good. Add to that Mickey Rourke giving a good performance as the chief villain and you have a very good film.
My type of movie! BUT, I watched this movie with jaded eyes, expecting it to be more hype than substance. I was pleasantly surprised. To my amusement, I found myself gripping the arms of my chair more than once in the epic battle scenes. The special effects were solid, the dialogue better than average, and well acted by newer and veteran actors alike. Very well done, compelling storyline, marvelous combat moves, not overly gory...good movie!
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