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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.
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
January 30, 2016
Forever Captivating!!
½ January 26, 2016
Must be bad cause I don't even remember that I had seen it!
January 24, 2016
This was extremely fun to watch, it can be even better if you can turn your brain off while watching.
January 21, 2016
Watch the movie for the visuals and Greek atmosphere not the plot.
January 8, 2016
Everything about this movie sucks, but the ending is a sight to see.
January 3, 2016
Loved this film wish they'd do another one to follow on!
December 30, 2015
The action in this movie is actually pretty fun and provides the movie with a few visually interesting moments. The story may not be great, but is good enough to atleast make the movie fun to watch.
½ December 29, 2015
Know that awkward moment when a strong visual director, rooted in fantastical world creation finds CGI, well that's Immortals and sadly its not very good. In an evident attempt at plaigerism, Tarsem Singh tries to rip off 300, the annoying thing is visually he could better Snyder's attempt, had he stuck to a style he is familiar with, rather than go full CGI and little imagination. Immortals does have everything there to craft a solid film, well maybe minus the script, but Singh misses the boat entirely and what were left with is a constant sense of boredom. So Mickey Rourke plays this bastard king, who stampedes through Greece like a toddler on a rampage, in his quest to find a mythical Bow, and secure power over the gods above him. Of course, the gods are aware of this and instead of just shoot him down with a bolt of lightning, Zeus wants Theseus, some guy, to rise up and lead an army to their rescue, forbidding any gods to come to his aid. You can no doubt tell where this goes next and that's fine if the film was remotely engaging in the slightest, the problem is that it isnt. The cast, although on paper look astounding, just dont get the love and attention they need, its always been a problem with Singh, but here he doesnt have the visuals and scope to pull it off. Cavill, Rourke, Hurt, Dorff, Pinto and Evans are seriously just left to mumble, scream and occasionally think as characters, spouting dialogue that bears very little weight or impact. The plot, although extremely simple, rarely makes sense and at times has to make such an enormous stretch it snaps. Sadly I cant say I'm surprised, Singh hasnt made any effort at all to reel his actors in and have them perform on a serious level and here, the only reason we get anything at all is because he happens to have hired some fantastic talent, whos careers may depend on their ability to come out of Immortals unscathed. So since Singh forgets about his cast, does the film at least look good? In short, no, all too often, as in every flipping scene, CGI plagues every singe shot, its beyond annoying as if you are aware of his previous outings, you will know what this man is capable of in camera and an ancient Greek escapade should look off the hook. Dont get me wrong, there are moments of visual delight, these however come in much more contained moments, usually set in the confines of small rooms, where the lighting and colour really have a change to shine, with some impressive set and production design to boot. But whenever the film ventures outside, which is all the time, even a glance at the sky will make your eyes bleed. So visually underwhelming and smeared in boredom, what does Immortals have left? Action, and sadly its not very good, in fact every major set piece has been copied shot for shot from 300, its completely underwhelming, as a muscular Henry Cavill readies his long spear, begins to roar and just as he sets off, we are plunges into a wide profile shot, where Theseus moes down everyone who comes his way in slow motion flare, it is literally step for step plaigerism and completely evident throughout. In conclusion, Immortals is completely forgettable, it offers nothing new, vital or indeed invigorating, dont even bother.
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