Sunday, 13 November 2011

Immortals: A big fat epic or a Greek tragedy?

Long ago there was a war. Those who were vanquished we're named titans and imprisoned beneath mount tatarus, but those who won were named Gods.
This is the story of Theseus, who on a time great trouble to the Helenics, is destined to lead them to greatness against King Hyperion and his army who plan to unleash the titans is a bit for world domination.

Starring Mickey Rourke, Freida Pinto and Henry Cavil, who is the new Superman. Written by Carley and Vlas Parlapanides, directed by Tarsem Singh and produced by the produced by Ryan Kavanough and Mark Canton who produced 300. This was a very big part of the advertising campaign which I personally feel is unessesary as the only similarity between the two is that they are both ancient Greek stories.

Unfortunatly this movie fell slightly sort of the great epic that it could have been but if you are looking for some great action sequences and a bit of eye candy, then this is the movie for you. I especially liked the spin of ancient mythology in this film. The Minotaur (man with the head of a bill, for those who aren't down with their Greek myths) was simply a large burly man in a bull helmet, genious.

Overall a good movie, though slightly questionable version of Theseus' story.

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