IMMORTALS (3D) – Review

By on 21 November, 2011


 

Loosely based on the Greek myths of Theseus and the Minotaur and the Titanomachy, the producers of 300 team up with dazzling visual stylist Tarsem Singh who is also the director of IMMORTALS to create this 3D action-fantasy epic!

 

Starring:

Henry Cavill -Theseus
Freida Pinto – Phaedra
Mickey Rourke – King Hyperion
Luke Evans – Zeus
John Hurt – Old Zeus
Anne Day-Jones – Aethra
Stephen Dorff – Stavros

 

I have to say this is the first 3D movie I have seen this year where majority of the scenes are in 3D. It gave the movie a very dynamic and thrilling feel, which really came to life during the fighting scenes with the Gods.

Theseus (Cavill) is a young man who seeks revenge for the death of his mother Aethra (Day-Jones) after she was killed in front of his eyes by King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) who has declared war on the Gods of Olympus after they fail to his answer his prayers to save his own family from illness. But to overthrow and destroy the Gods he needs the Epirus Bow, a powerful weapon created by the God of War Ares, which he proposes to use to release the Titans from Mount Tartarus and destroy the Gods.

In his search for this weapon Hyperion destroys numerous villages and holy places including the Temple of Phaedra (Freida Pinto) a virgin oracle priestess who has premonitory powers. He kidnaps her to help find the Bow. On his search he comes across a nearby village, where the young Theseus was living with his mother.

 

After killing his mother Hyperion takes Theseus as a slave to work in the mines where Theseus meets Phaedra and the thief Stavros (Dorff).

While having a break Phaedra has a vision of Theseus fighting Hyperion after accidentally touching him and later that day she starts a riot and flees with Theseus and Stavros and after fleeing Theseus comes to the decision to go after Hyperion and the others follow him.

 

 

On their way, Phaedra has a vision that Theseus needs to revisit his village and give his mother a burial, which he does and while burying her he accidentally discovers the Epirus Bow but is attacked by Hyperion’s soldier, the Minotaur while the others are attacked by soldiers. Theseus defeats the Minotaur and the Soldiers using the Bow.

Following that they decide to go to Phaedra‘s temple, only to realise that it is under siege by Hyperion‘s soldiers, who attack them and steal the bow and take it to Hyperion and the battle to stop him freeing the Titans begins.

If you are a fan of ‘300‘, ‘THOR 3D‘ or Greek mythology, then this is definitely the movie for you.

 

I think the storyline could have been a bit punchier and gripping but the extraordinary 3D action sequences sort of replaced that.

 

Review by George Boateng

 


 

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3 Comments

  1. George Boateng

    22 November, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    Hi Dan,
    Very nice site of yours. Like your writing style.
    Yeah you are right. If they had taking a bit more time perfecting the story-line it would have definitely been a solid film.
    Thanks for your comment and have a good day. 🙂

  2. Dan O.

    21 November, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    It’s probably one of the best-looking films of the whole year (yet, I still haven’t seen Tree of Life) and the action is awesome and in-you-face which is something I always like. The story dragged on a bit and I couldn’t help but think that if the writing was a tweaked a little better, this would have definitely been a very solid film. Instead it was just fun and pretty to look at. Good review. Check out my site when you get the chance.

    • Ed Bonilla

      22 November, 2011 at 12:54 pm

      A good site you’ve got there, Dan. Thanks for taking the time to comment on Tomorrow’s News!

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