In an epic battle involving Gods and warriors along the lines of “300” or “Clash of the Titans,” we have the new action-adventure movie “Immortals” by director Tarsem Singh (“The Cell”) and produced by the team behind such films as “300,” “The Fighter” and “Salt.”
The brutal and vicious King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) and his murderous army are campaigning across ancient Greece to find a long lost magical bow, a weapon so powerful he could defeat the Gods on Olympus and become supreme ruler of the world. Seemingly unstoppable, the army destroys everything and everyone who comes across their path. When a lowly mason (Henry Cavill) vows to avenge the death of his family at the King’s hand, he sets off on a journey not only of vengeance, but also of destiny.
Watching the newly-cast Superman, Henry Cavill, in his first starring role should be interesting as most have yet to see his work. Depending on how he does with this performance could really renew the faith of the world in Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot.
Another part of the trailer that’s interesting is not only the visuals and action, but the massive scale on which the movie takes place. Watching this trailer, it is so easy to picture watching this film on an IMAX screen. I remember seeing “300” opening night on the gigantic IMAX screen and how it really enhanced the intense sequences in the movie.
One other reason that this movie has me excited is the involvement of the Gods in the human affairs. With each new film about ancient Greece, we get a new interpretation of the Gods of ancient myth, how they looked and acted. In “Immortals,” we will get to see: Luke Evans as Zeus, Kellan Lutz as Poseidon, Isabel Lucas as Athena, Corey Sevier as Apollo and Steve Byers as Hercules.
I have been looking forward to this movie ever since I heard of the concept — and after seeing some posters and this trailer, I am definitely onboard. After the new “Clash of the Titans,” people may have lost faith in movies about ancient Greece or the Gods, but I highly doubt this one will be able to disappoint as easily.
“Immortals” opens Nov. 11, 2011 and is not yet rated.
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