Saturday, May 19, 2012

Immortals Review.

Thoughts: I did not have very high expectations for Immortals but I did expect it to have really great action like the movie 300 since it was from the same producers as 300. But there was not much to like in the movie. I never really liked the movie 300 (Click Here to My Review of 300), it was far too weird for my tastes but it did have a lot of cool action. That is what I expected from Immortals, awesome action. While it did have a few good action scenes, most of the action was poorly lit; therefore you could not see what was happening. But I had my hopes high after a brief 30 second awesome fight scene near the beginning that was fantastically choreographed. After that scene there was not much good action until the end. My main complaint is that the story was very bland and uninteresting; you did not care at all about the story or characters. The plot is about as generic as it's gets and some of the dialogue was cheesy. Although the acting was decent the plot was a little slow in some parts especially for a mindless action movie. Immortals is not a bad movie, it is just a mediocre movie.

Directed by: Tarsem Singh
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Release Date: November 11, 2011 (2011-11-11)
Running Time: 110 minutes
MMPA rating: R

The Good: Great soundtrack, A few good action scenes,

The Bad: Poorly lit action scenes, Uninteresting plot,

Plot: The following plot summery is copied from
Before the dawn of man or beast, immortals waged war against each other. The victors named themselves gods while the vanquished were named the Titans and imprisoned beneath Mount Tartarus. The Epirus Bow, a weapon of immense power, is lost on Earth during the war. In 1228 B.C., the mortal Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) searches for the Bow, intending to use it to release the Titans to spite the gods for failing to save his family. Hyperion captures the virgin oracle Phaedra (Freida Pinto), believing that she can find the Bow's resting place.
In a small village nearby, the inhabitants prepare to flee to Tartarus to avoid Hyperion's army. One inhabitant, Theseus (Henry Cavill), is a skilled warrior trained by his mentor, the old man (John Hurt). Theseus and his mother Aethra (Anne Day-Jones), considered undesirables because Theseus was born from Aethra being raped, are forced to stay behind by villagers and Athenian soldiers including Lysander (Joseph Morgan). Theseus ably battles multiple opponents until the Athenian officer Helios (Peter Stebbings) intervenes and discharges Lysander for his actions. Lysander travels to Hyperion, offering his service and the village's location. Hyperion accepts, but maims and castrates Lysander for being a traitor. Hyperion's forces attack Theseus' village, murdering the villagers and Aethra, and taking Theseus captive. Watch the movie to see what happens next.

Plot: 3.2/10- Immortals' plot is not a bad concept but it is very generic and bland. You do not care about at all about the characters.

Action: 7.0/10- The action was disappointing, a lot of it was far too dark to see what was happening but the end battle was cool.

Acting: 6.0/10- Despite some of the cheesy dialogue the acting was decent and definitely not it's weakest aspect.

Special effects: 8.5/10- The visuals were good but not as "breathtaking" as some review say but it probably looked great in 3D.

Soundtrack: 8.8/10- The soundtrack is the best thing about Immortals, it is one of the best of the year. The track I posted below is my favorite in the movie and I listened to it while writing this review.

Comedy: 5.0/10- There were one or two humorous lines.

Would I Watch This Again: I would not watch this again for sure.

Overall: 4.9/10- Remember 5 out of 10 is not mean that it is a bad movie but it is just a mediocre and forgetable one.

Closing comments: I am sure that fans of the movie "300" will probably enjoy Immortals but other that, do not wast your time.

Recommended for: 300 fans,

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