Sound Off: Tarsem's 'Immortals' with Henry Cavill - Your Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
November 11, 2011
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? "NOW I unleash the Titans!" Arriving in theaters this weekend is visionary director Tarsem Singh's stylish new take on the Greek Gods story with Immortals, starring soon-to-be-seen-as-Superman Henry Cavill as Theseus, the only hope the Gods have. How is this fantasy epic? It also stars Mickey Rourke as the insanely despicable King Hyperion, and Freida Pinto as Phaedra, plus Luke Evans as Zeus. So is it actually any good? Better than the Clash of the Titans remake, or worse? How is Henry Cavill? If you've seen it, write a comment below with your thoughts on Immortals!
To fuel the fire of the Gods, I actually really liked Immortals. I truly did, I thought it was visually incredible (I saw it in 3D, which was just okay) and entertaining from a cinematic standpoint, however I do recognize that the script & story were a bit weak. First of all, Henry Cavill is such a badass and gave a performance pretty much above every other person in the entire movie; I cannot wait to see him as Superman. Back to Immortals, the movie had so many stunning set pieces that were all so colorful, but sometimes just oddly placed, for example, was that random tower in the middle of the desert really practical? But I digress. The final fight between the golden Gods and the dirty Titans was totally awesome, bloody and badass, I just wished it wasn't intercut so annoyingly between the other boring fight, I just wanted to see it in its entirety.
My only other major complaint was that we never really got to see anybody use the incredibly awesome bow, which was odd because they found it and should've been used it a lot. It was shot about 3 times (and quickly taken from Theseus before he could use it), but I was hoping to see it used one of the bigger battles. Imagine Legolas with that thing! Other than that, overall I really liked the movie, but wish there was a bit more of a polished story. The Hyperion character got a bit old and repetitive by the end and I just wanted to see more Theseus kicking ass, but it got too messy in the final act. Still, one hell of a visual feast, nothing quite like it.
What did you think of Tarsem's Immortals? Entertaining action epic or cinematic disaster? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!