Sunday, November 13, 2011

Immortals - Movie Review

Blurb from Fandango:
Theseus is a mortal man chosen by Zeus to lead the fight against the ruthless King Hyperion, who is on a rampage across Greece to obtain a weapon that can destroy humanity. Power-hungry King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) and his ruthless army march across Greece, leaving burned-out villages and the corpses of the innocent in their wake. Hyperion's goal is to find the long-lost Bow of Epirus; with this invincible weapon, he can cast the gods out of Mount Olympus and become master of the world. A stonemason named Theseus (Henry Cavill) heeds the words of the sibylline oracle (Freida Pinto), who convinces him that he is the key to stopping the bloodthirsty king.

My Review:

Okay, just to be clear, I love mythology, gorgeous testosterone driven men in my movies that are itching for a fight. In that department, this movie didn't fail me. Theseus was everything I would love about a hero. He was sensitive, loved his mom, didn't want to fight unless given cause and when he was - he could kick the snot out of anyone that stood in his way. Now, the action, the fight scenes, the evil villain fit the bill. Where this movie fell short was the development of Theseus, I wanted to know more about him. For some reason I really fell in love with the Oracle and her sisters. I connected with their pain. Now don't get me wrong, not because they are females since I usually am drawn more to male characters. But the scenes where these ladies were in just seemed to do more to make you connect to them. In addition, there seemed to be a vivid show of violence just for violence sake and I wish they would have spent more of that time to develop the characters of Zeus and the other gods. So after the movie I was satisfied but still left a bit wanting. For that I give it 3.5 out of 5 bows.


Kelly Hashway said...

I wasn't thrilled with the previews for this one. I love mythology and my standards are pretty high for it. I haven't seen the movie, but I can understand why you would want them to spend time on Zeus and the other gods.

Dawn Brazil said...

I easn't jumping to see this movie either and I love mythology too. The previews just did not do it for me. I guess I'll be seeing this movie at home. Thanks again LM!!!

Dan O. said...

It’s probably one of the best-looking films of the whole year (yet, I still haven’t seen Tree of Life) and the action is awesome and in-you-face which is something I always like. The story dragged on a bit and I couldn’t help but think that if the writing was a tweaked a little better, this would have definitely been a very solid film. Instead it was just fun and pretty to look at. Good review. Check out mine when you get the chance.