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Immortals

  R HD Closed Captioning

Tarsem Singh

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Plot Summary

Before the dawn of time, there was the Dawn of War. In a world where gods, titans, and mortals battle for supremacy over the earth, a young warrior, Theseus, embarks on a quest to defeat the rising forces of evil which threaten the fate of all mankind.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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35%
  • Reviews Counted: 114
  • Fresh: 40
  • Rotten: 74
  • Average Rating: 5.0/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: The pity is that Tarsem's intelligence doesn't connect his cinematic eye to his narrative mind. The director's visual gift is like a brilliant retina, detached. – Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine, Nov 11, 2011

Rotten: Where are the gods of Olympus when you need them? I ask on behalf of "Immortals," because mere mortals were apparently not able to create a movie that actually made sense. – Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times, Nov 10, 2011

Rotten: The posters read "From the Producers of 300" and, like Zack Snyder's film, Immortals has little on its mind but conveying the buzz of martial glory. – Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice, Nov 12, 2011

Rotten: The movie's landscape is a disappointingly barren digital domain, the same gray cliffs, deserts and seas familiar from 300 and so many game-worlds. – Tom Charity, CNN.com, Nov 11, 2011

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Customer Reviews

VISUALLY APPEALING, BUT NARRATIVELY LACKING

Following in the footsteps of action-packed epics like "300" and "Clash of the Titans", "Immortals" is a spectacular treat for the eyes with its gorgeous larger-than-life backdrops and hyper-stylized action sequences. But while the movie's signature visual style is undeniably amazing, the same can't quite be said in every other department.

The film follows a young warrior named Theseus (Henry Cavill), who embarks on an epic quest to avenge the death of his mother and defeat her killer, the brutal and bloodthirsty King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke), as well as his murderous Heraklion army. Hyperion and his men will stop at nothing to find the long lost Bow of Epirus. With it, the villainous king will be able to overthrow the Gods of Olympus and become the undisputed master of his world. When Theseus discovers that he is the key to stopping the destruction, he assembles a small band of followers and embraces his destiny in a final desperate battle for the future of humanity.

Although the story is indeed intriguing, it's told in a rather boring, clichéd way that leaves you wondering when the next gore-filled action scene will start. The dialogue is hackneyed, the characters are extremely underdeveloped and the writing is just terrible. However, I will say that Rourke's striking role as King Hyperion is the most committed and memorable in the entire flick. Cavill as Theseus, on the other hand, doesn't do much to make his unoriginal character stand out and ends up giving a forgettable, mediocre performance. The same can also be said for Frieda Pinto's performance as Phaedra, a wise oracle who also doubles as Theseus' love interest.

Overall, if you plan on watching "Immortals" expecting an inspired story with unforgettable characters, you'll be in for a big disappointment. This is purely a treat for the eyes and nothing more. Like I said, the cinematography is incredible, the bloody battle scenes are incredibly epic and the special effects are a marvel to look at. If that's your cup of tea, go ahead and rent the film. If it's not, then perhaps a story-heavy film like "Gladiator" or "Troy" might be up your alley. Is it the most accomplished action movie ever? No, but you'll still have a great time watching it.

Extremely Boring

This is the Las Vegas version of Ancient Greece, with heroes and gods who look more like personal trainers or background dancers in a casino production. Willfully ignoring the rich mythology of the ancient world, this movie is an excuse for television-grade actors to dance around in slow motion in absurd costumes. The dialogue is pathetically weak. Every opportunity to create interest in the characters is missed. It's impossible to care about who lives or dies, or why. All style, no substance…and embarrassingly tacky. No matter how tempted you may be, don't bother; you will regret feeding this monster.

entertaining movie

I really enjoyed this movie and i think anybody who liked 300; might even like this one. Check it out.

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