Friday, October 28, 2011
On November 11, 2011 the ground breaking epic film ’Immortals’ will soar into theaters and make a smashing debut. Director, Tarsem Singh enlightens his audience with the beauty and captivation that is ‘Immortals.’ The film centers around a young mortal, Theseus (Henry Cavill) who is the son of a peasant, but has the heart and soul of a warrior. Theseus must fight to save his people and his country before King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) captures and destroys all of
If King Hyperion can seize the Epirus Bow, he will gain the power that can defeat all
of humanity. Can a measly peasant mortal defeat a vicious villain or will King
Hyperion obtain the deadly weapon and demolish everything? Greece
‘Immortals’ was truly a breathtaking film. The only way to appreciate this film is to capture it in 3D. The shots taken throughout the film are at the status of James Cameron’s impressive film ‘Avatar.’ Some of the shots are taken from up above during the Gods’ scenes and they are remarkable. It shows the Gods peering down on the mortals from the Heavens above, which is absolutely beautiful. There are a ton of images throughout the film where the mortals are on these astounding cliffs that hover over the water and seem as though they can peer over the entire world from the top. The scenery and landscaping alone illustrate the beauty and power that is ‘Immortals.’
The acting was excellent. Henry Cavill who will soon portray the man of steel, Superman, conveyed an inspiring, compassionate, fearless warrior who encapsulates the qualities of a powerful Greek God. He was strong, passionate and had the audience not only on the edge of their seat but also, rooting for him throughout his battle. Mickey Rourke also delivered an extraordinary performance. Rourke has undoubtedly one of the most intimidating presences on screen. His performance as the villain, King Hyperion, was spot on as a brutal, malicious, power hungry beast. Frieda Pinto who portrays Phaedra, the virgin oracle, was stunning, enchanting and mesmerizing. She exemplified the elegance and grandeur of a Greek majesty. Her character was intense, compassionate and spiritual and Pinto delivered a striking performance. Luke Evans, who portrayed Zeus, was good, but his presence wasn’t as prominent as an all mighty and all powerful God should be. He was rather small and scrawny, which was difficult to believe that this was the most powerful God in the film. His acting was good but I think his presence on screen made it hard to accept him as Zeus. Everyone else was good; there was not a single person that stuck out in a negative way. Even Isabel Lucas who portrayed Athena and Kellan Lutz who portrayed Poseidon were courageous and noble.
The fighting scenes will definitely be the parts of the film that will have everyone talking and be the reason why ‘Immortals’ will be a huge box office hit. The film contains a ton of violence, gore and graphic death scenes. One scene in particular with Corey Sevier, who portrays Apollo, engages in a heroic, memorable battle that will have everyone on the edge of their seat. It’s truly a sight to see, especially in 3D.
The story was adequate, it was filled with violence, vengeance, passion and gumption. There are some graphic and disturbing elements enveloped into the film, but the scenery, characters and battles make it one film you won’t want to miss this holiday season.
‘Immortals’ is highly recommended for anyone who enjoys Greek Mythology, action, adventure, and films such as ‘Gladiator’ and ‘300.’ Check out ‘Immortals’ November 11, 2011 in 3D, you won’t be disappointed.