Immortals (2011)- Reviewed by Anita: **

Director Tarsem Singh has melded a world of real sets and CGI work.  It has a rear visual frame-work and it is creative.  That is about it folks.  I really did not like this movie. The story-telling is boring and long in the tooth making a stark contrast between the visual and the actual story.

The film is about the power-hungry King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) and his ruthless army as it marches across Greece.  Rampaging, and pillaging along the way leaving behind a wake of burnt out villages and dead innocent.  Hyperion’s goal is to find and own the long-lost Bow of Epirus.  With this weapon Hyperion will not only rule the world, but the Gods and the universe as well.

In an effort to stop this maniac a stonemason named Theseus (Henry Cavill) follows the advice of the Sibylline oracle Phaedra (Frieda Pinto) who convinces him he is the mortal man chose by Zeus (Luise Evans) to take on King Hyperion.

The film has a lot of hard-core action.  A visual feel of a Renaissance painting style is a redeeming quality.  It attempts to take you on a trip back in history of Greek mythology but it drags.  I usually like a the sound track or score for these types of movies but I can’t say that for this one. It is off beat from almost every aspect.  It ranges from good to physical torture, just pounding.  Lastly it pushes 3D, and that did not save it.

Over all it is a hit and miss.  I do like these kinds of films and maybe I was just not in the mood for this one??? NO.  Immortals sucked.



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