Directed by Tarsem Singh
Starring: Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke, John Hurt, Luke Evans
Tonight I ventured into the city to see Immortals the new film directed by Tarsem Singh who also directed The Cell and The Fall. He is also finishing up a new film called Mirror, Mirror a darker version of the Snow White fairy tale. Immortals is not Snow White though. This is an action-packed visually impressive film with some interesting actors and a story destined to have a lot of action.
The story follows a young man named Theseus (Cavill) who is chosen by the Gods to protect the earth from King Hyperion (Rourke). Despite being chosen by the Gods Theseus is on his own. With a group of friends he must seek out a powerful weapon before Hyperion can get it. The weapon, a mystical bow with incredible power, is part of the Kings plan to unleash the titans on humanity. Meanwhile the Gods observe and debate over their involvement in the growing war. In the end Theseus must meet Hyperion head-on to decide the fate of the earth.
To say much more would give away too much. The film is about mythological people and is filled with fantastic events. The action is intense and the film is a visual treat. The actors do a great job with a script that isn’t going to win any award for its dialogue. Despite a weak script it was enjoyable and kept me interested throughout. The movie isn’t for anyone with a weak stomach since it contains violence throughout that’s incredibly graphic at times. It’s got the feel of 300 in its visual styling and used the same slow-motion effects throughout the action sequences. I think this film used the technique far better than previous attempts though.
If you like action then this is the film for you. This is definitely not a film to take the kids to since it has strong violence and brief nudity.
I would give this film a 3.7 out of 5 stars.
Running Time: 110 minutes