Review: The Immortals

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.

From the makers of 300, a King who wants to destroy the Gods with the help of the Titans, and destroy anything in this path. Theseus is the one man capable to stand up against King Hyperion with the help of an Oracle and a few people on the way. The story doesn’t have the same gritty feel as 300 but does have sort of the same style, I was really waiting to see this Epic movie but it wasn’t as big as I thought it would be. Its a good story but there was something missing, it didn’t pull me in like 300, 300 gets your blood pumping and any man would shout at the top of his lungs at the final scene. I have to say that Mickey Rourke plays a really good bad guy, the perfect role for King Heyprion. The idea of the Gods of Olympus interfering with the Helenic battle was pretty crazy and something to expand on. I enjoyed the movie but I wanted a lot more out of it, its good but not an epic movie, no where near 300.

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6 Comments

  1. i have been waiting to see this movie long time but now i’m little bit disappointed :/

  2. @Bahar – Watch it! For sure you will enjoy it but don’t expect 300! Thats why I was a bit disappointed but I still enjoyed it!

  3. I can’t find it in good quality:/ how did you watch it ??
    and sometimes good to watch a movie with low expectation

  4. @Bahar – I saw it in the movie theaters while I was in the states! It has some scenes which would probably be cut in Kuwait! So I made sure to watch it there!

  5. I still haven’t watched 300 therefore I am excited to watch it regardless! :P

  6. I enjoyed immortals for what it was. I liked it for the action, and for the visual appeal. The lead actor did a pretty good job with what he had to work with, but I felt that the story just didn’t come together like I was hoping. But the movie ended up being just what I expected.

    I went in to the movie expecting to see some good action scenes. After seeing the trailer around ten times or more I knew I would enjoy the action, the slow motion sequences and the visual style in general. My friend told me that the lead actor was actually the boy in the count of monte cristo with jim caviezel. I found that bit of trivia interesting.

    I thought mickey rourke did well in his portrayal as the bad guy but I must admit there wasn’t a lot of depth to him(not mickey rourke’s fault). He played the ruthless tough bad guy pretty good I thought, with plenty of grunts and gruesome acts. So the build up to his show down with theseyus was pretty fun to watch. But for much of the movie he’s sitting around trying to extract information from people or giving orders to underlings.

    Now the gods from olympus I found very interesting. They have special powers of course and look down on events from mount olympus. In my opinion if the movie focused on the gods and their intervention into human affairs it would make for a much more interesting movie. Especially considering how zeus responds to certain actions that made by others in this movie.

    In my opinion if you want to see some pretty cool looking action sequences, especially during the end then go see this movie. But be warned this is not an epic war movie in the vain of 300, troy or even something like kingdom of heaven. This movie will slow down, sometimes agonizingly slow. But if you like seeing movies with greek mythology(or greek mythology like elements) than you will probably enjoy this movie.

    Hopefully someone will come along and build off of the things that immortals and clash of the titans does right, then we will truly be in for something special.

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