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August 6, 2017
Fights are brutal and bloody and the scenery beautiful....but I couldnâ(TM)t really immerse myself in the story. It held my interest, but by the end I wasn't really sure exactly what I had just experienced. That being said, this is a good swords and sandals caper and I did enjoy myself. Henry Cavill is good as Thesues, carrying the film for the most part. Mickey Rourke is not so good....typecast here as the aging villain. The rest of the cast are ok, but nothing special. The fights involving the gods are pretty spectacular with some awesome special haven't seen a head explode until you've seen it in slo-mo.
The overall look of the film is stunning...with sweeping landscapes and intricate design throughout. Rich with warm colours at times and yet at times cold, arid and bare to set the scene. Would like to have seen more of it often we were rushed back to brooding conversation, without time to truly soak anything in.
I did like this film, but it could have been better.
½ June 10, 2017
Imagine "300" with a gibberish plot and no substance at all.
½ May 30, 2017
The only good thing in this movie is Henry Cavill and the photography in certain scenes.
March 10, 2017
Visually good, but nothing else.
February 25, 2017
Worse than Clash of the Titans. But oh so pretty.
½ February 13, 2017
Great Movie... so good...
½ January 14, 2017
good concept. complete failure on the cgi, both used to excess and totally failed to blend with the live action. Low budget TV movie effect. Visuals aside, forgetable performances and an uninspired script round off the offering.
½ November 23, 2016
The visuals of all Tarsem Singh's movies are always stunning so you would think that a movie about Greek gods and heroes would be safe ground for him but unfortunately, Immortals falls short of expectations. Yes, it looks ravishing and there are some great set-pieces but sadly the story is rather thin. The writers have played fast and loose with a number of classical stories and really not improved the established mythology. Had this been a more faithful retelling of the Theseus myth, things might have been better. It's not as if he isn't supposed to have done one or two notable deeds in his lifetime. In the film, he unites the Hellenic tribes against the forces of Mickey Rourke who is intent upon releasing the Titans trapped by Zeus in a box under a mountain by using a bow and arrow. Whilst the invading hoards rampage through the ancient world, squashing the gonads of all who stand in their way, Theseus goes on the run with a couple of thieves and a Sibylline prophetess. All this watched over by the Olympian gods who are forbidden to intervene. Now I have a lot of time for Mickey Rourke as an actor, but here, he's more akin to some shambling drunkard than a fearsome warlord as he ponces around with a giant claw on his head. I like what they've done with the Olympians. Here they are young and glittering with ne'er a wrinkle nor flowing grey beard to be seen. The prison of the Titans is an interesting (if compact) creation and the battle scenes are suitably visceral and violent. However, when we think of Theseus, we think of the Minotaur and, oh dear, this is very poorly realised indeed. Little more than a grunting body builder with a cow-shaped hat on and the monster's part in the Theseus myth is almost utterly side-stepped. Most of the performances are actually OK and I really like Frieda Pinto as Phaedra (here portrayed as the Sibyl). What we get is a strange concoction that has a bit too much froth and not enough body. It's a Greek salad of a film. Looks great, tastes OK but not enough of a meal to be satisfying by itself.
½ August 7, 2016
Visual stunning and great action scene.
Worth for watching just like you are watching riveting painting ...
June 28, 2016
Immortals is decently entertaining, and the visuals were stunning, but it did lack in story and it dragged a bit.
June 25, 2016
Not directed by Zack Snyder.
June 7, 2016
this movie obviously had two audiences one being fans of Zack's 300 and gore the other females wanting to see Cavil shirtless for half this movie. The movie started out fine then it showed more and it got messy .The whole movie looked like it was filmed in a studio and green screen ,only at times it looked some what decent others just very off .The cast is bad even henry couldn't save this one .And Luke Evans why ?just why ?,he barely did anything let alone even act .Overall just skip this film your better off watching Pompeii or 300 at least the CG is believable than this mess.
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June 3, 2016
This is the best film i've seen all year brilliant battle scenes, I loved 300 and this film is just as good, The 3D was brilliant i've seen quite a few 3D films and this has to be the one of the best use of the 3D, Nothing will top Avatar for 3D, The battle scenes were amazing and made them easy to watch just like in 300, The effects were brilliant and best of all the ending leaves it open for a sequel let's hope it happens, A must see film for anyone who enjoys swords and sandal films.
May 31, 2016
CRAZY amount of action. I would not recommend this movie unless you have a strong stomach and are okay with the sight of blood.
April 21, 2016
One word, Amazing! Had incredible cinematography, good character development and an interesting plot. Imaginative and worth seeing.
April 7, 2016
What a choppy story for an action movie. The CG is okay, but the acting is poorer than it should be considering the talent here. The costuming is freaking ridiculous. The Gods clothing is about the least functional dress I've ever seen, and can't even be said to look elegant either. Purely laughable. Quite a disappointing movie.
March 25, 2016
The film is amazingly beautiful, and at times visually inventive, but it pretty much fails in terms of storytelling and engagement,
March 1, 2016
In a time when the gods were more than legend, Superman and Whiplash go to war in a 3D graphic novel style hyper reality Greek mythology inspired epic. Where are the gods of Olympus when you need them to explain this convoluted offering?

Focused on style over substance, Director Tarsem Singh and the producers of 300 and The Figher have teamed up to create Immortals, a 3D stunner with massive sets and a resounding score that is missing the key element, a compelling narrative.

This bastardised version of Hellenic history gives new meaning to the term choreographed pain. Through a blood soaked cloud of unimaginably vicious and unsavoury ways to inflict human suffering is an overtly complicated and dreadfully mangled recounting of the ethereal Gods vs. the zombie-like Titans whom see barley any screen time whilst two diametrically opposed humans duke it out Conan the Barbarian style.

Disillusioned with the gods, the disfigured and callous self-proclaimed King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) leads his brutal Heraklion army on a murderous rampage across Greece declaring war not only on man, but on the gods of which he so detests.

Ancient law states that gods are forbidden to intervene in human affairs, bound to watch from above while they rape, pillage and plunder. However, Hyperion knows of a loophole to ensure their involvement, if he can uncover the whereabouts of the Bow of Epirus he can release the banished gods; known as Titans.

Encapsulated in a slave-state prison hidden on earth, the unleashed Titans would be unstoppable, wreaking havoc on earth and forcing the gods into confrontation. The Titans are the only ones with the power to rob the immortal gods of their invincibility.

Village after village is obliterated by Hyperion in the search with minimal resistance until he captures a selfless and fearless stone mason Theseus (Henry Cavill). Vowing to avenge the slaying of his mother and put an end to Hyperion's raids; unbeknownst to the moral peasant, he has been receiving secret tutelage from Zeus (Luke Evans) under the guise of an old man (John Hurt) his whole life in preparation for if a dark situation like this should ever arise.

Held in the same quarters, Theseus is aided by the beautiful virgin Sybelline Oracle, Phaedra (Freida Pinto) who forsees through disturbing visions Theseus' importance as the key to stopping the Hyperion's destruction. Escaping with a small band including Stavros (Stephen Dorff), a thief, Theseus embraces his destiny in a final desperate battle for the future of humanity.

As leads, Rourke's naturally imposing persona and gravitas teamed with theatrically nightmarish armour makes him a formidable and wonderfully malevolent villain to oppose Cavill's magnetic, earnest and sincer slave-hero. Supporting, Evans shines as Zeus and not just cause of his gold loin cloth, Twilight's Kellan Lutz is a drastically untapped source as Poseidon, Dorff is always great to see back on screen even as a lowly thief and John Hurt as Zeus incognito adds pedigree to the mix.

The Verdict: Big, bold and violent this word and sandal epic is steeped in grandeur. Enriched with inspiration From Baroque artists like Rembrandt, the Sistine Chapel gold-toned vistas and sumptuous multi-coloured Arabian night style costumes this movie manages to maintain a grounded grittiness; all at the same time. Although graphics and attention to design detail is Immortals saving grace, sadly with the story lacking the same attention it's all to no avail.

Published: The Queanbeyan Age
Date of Publication: 02/12/2011
February 10, 2016
It may not have the high-minded aspirations of Tarsem Singh's previous masterpiece "The Fall," but it certainly is visually marvelous.
February 5, 2016
I was expecting more action instead I got more zzzzz's
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