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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
TBC
Cast
Henry Cavill
Freida Pinto
Mickey Rourke
Luke Evans
Kellan Lutz
Isabel Lucas
Stephen Dorff.
Directors
Tarsem Singh.
Screenwriters
Running Time
TBC minutes

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Immortals
Tarsem's Zeus caboose


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Plot
King Hyperion (Rourke) seeks to free the godlike Titans and challenge the Greek gods, led by Zeus (Luke Evans). Forbidden from direct interference in human affairs, Zeus hopes that Theseus (Cavill) can save the day.


Review
Immortals
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The 300 comparisons for this ultra-styled, ultra-violent Greek epic are inevitable, but this is more expansive, embracing mythology and abandoning historical fidelity in favour of flights of grotesque fancy. By some distance Tarsem’s most coherent and commercial film to date, the tale of Theseus (an impressively heroic Cavill) fighting an overwhelmingly evil force led by Rourke’s Hyperion to avoid a war in the heavens largely makes sense (unlike, say, The Cell) and the breathtaking costumes and design feel helpful rather than overwhelming (unlike, at times, The Fall). It all looks so beautiful and bizarre that odd moments will stay with you long afterwards, and while the plot feels as though it’s scissored up and patched back together in a few places, it will leave you wanting more, and optimistic about Tarsem’s Snow White.


Verdict
It won’t do anything to win over those not already partial to Tarsem’s style, but it has more than enough blood, guts and glamour to satisfy – and Cavill looks like a superman.


Reviewed by Helen O'Hara

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Good fun

Rourke is awesome and seems to enjoy himself. The gods are done well too. Growing up with these legends, it's fun to see them in all the CGI glory. ... More

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Posted by danielthompson99 at 19:53, 14 August 2012 | Report This Post


Zzzzzzzz

I was looking forward to this film. What a waste of my time. Only one star...the action at the end was good, I cant even remember much of the film now....... So that goes to show the impact it had. I've had more entertainment watching. The Empire reviewer Helen ------ only gave Wrath of the Titans 2 stars,,,, and this 3.... The world is going mad! ... More

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Posted by Naiilyboy at 16:45, 04 April 2012 | Report This Post


Ha, dannyfletch! How weird is the timing of that!? ... More

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Posted by BeerMoth at 22:51, 15 March 2012 | Report This Post


Ha, dannyfletch! How weird is the timing of that!? ... More

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Posted by BeerMoth at 22:48, 15 March 2012 | Report This Post


Pleasantly Surprised

The titans weren't very titanic were they..? Just looked like they needed a good wash is all.... That aside, I quite enjoyed this. It was a cross between 300 and the remake of Clash of the Titans... for better or worse. Henry Cavill was solid, which bodes well for Superman! ... More

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Posted by BeerMoth at 22:46, 15 March 2012 | Report This Post


What R some people on about???

I was pleasantly surprised by Immortals and found it great entertainment! Much better than Snyder's lame 300 or the even lamer Clash of the Titans. It may be style over substance but I've always liked Singh's style and would happily watch this numerous times! ... More

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Posted by dannyfletch at 22:45, 15 March 2012 | Report This Post


Immortals Review

The melding of real sets, CG work, some impressive action sequences and Tarsem's signature style produces fireworks, though the same can't be said for Immortals slack, boring storytelling. ... More

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Posted by the film man at 01:36, 29 February 2012 | Report This Post


Load of rubbish

It looked quite nice, and Freida Pinto has a nice arse, assuming it was actually hers. Other than that, I can't think of anything else positive to say about it. ... More

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Posted by Tootled at 02:36, 21 February 2012 | Report This Post


Visually stunning but...

what is wrong with Hollywood? Why do they want to do a movie based on a myth when they dont follow anything but a few random names of heroes. I know its a bit of a late review but i refused to go to the cinema and watch it because i knew that i will be dissapointed as i was with the Clash of Titans. I dont know where to begin from... Gods...visually powerful with stunning costumes but not even close to their characters. Not once the all mighty Zeus did use his lightning and bolt! He left h... More

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Posted by Ian_Phoenix at 12:53, 10 February 2012 | Report This Post


Surprise Surprise

My god the trailer for this was awful and I instantly decided not to bother with it based on that reason but when there were limited choice at my cinema dew to certain films not being distributed there I gave into my boredom and went to see it and Surprise it was decent enough. My lesson trust Empire star ratings. But you have to admit it did look like a pile of wank in the trailers right? ... More

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Posted by Bighousewill at 16:53, 29 November 2011 | Report This Post


It was a fantastic cinematic experience! Loved it!

Okay the characters were a little on the thin side but boy it looked incredible, Rourke was a superb villain and the action took my breath away. ... More

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Posted by U Boll at 20:46, 26 November 2011 | Report This Post


O K MOVIE

C. G. I. is good, Movie is just o k ... More

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Posted by soulfood at 22:24, 18 November 2011 | Report This Post


In keeping inline with the short reviews I'll keep it brief: shite. ... More

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Posted by skeletonjack at 20:17, 17 November 2011 | Report This Post


RE: Disappointing

L: Bobby TwoTimes This film is sh!t and gay! he film is shit. I am gay. Fuck off ! ... More

Posted by Herr Schnitzel at 19:20, 17 November 2011 | Report This Post


RE: Disappointing

L: Bobby TwoTimes This film is sh!t and gay! ol! ... More

Posted by BatSpider at 18:58, 17 November 2011 | Report This Post


Disappointing

This film is sh!t and gay! ... More

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Posted by Bobby TwoTimes at 11:27, 17 November 2011 | Report This Post


Disappointing

This film is sh!t and gay! ... More

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Posted by Bobby TwoTimes at 11:27, 17 November 2011 | Report This Post


RE: Prefer short reviews

This movie reminded me of Naomi Campbell - visually stunning but totally shallow.  That's not to say it wasn't fun at times - Rourke takes hamming it up to a new level and Ares really knows how to make an entrance! - but there wasn't really anything we hadn't seen already so many times before.   Hyperion's armies were all sufficiently menacing enough, and given it was a movie featuring mythological gods, I liked that they didn't just go for the usual approach in their take o... More

Posted by sharkboy at 15:02, 16 November 2011 | Report This Post


RE: Prefer short reviews

For a film with quite a lot of action I found it to be pretty boring what with some of the made up shit tossed in aswell 1 famous God killing another also the 3d must be a nightmare what with it being so dark. BUT! will agree with earlier quote looks like they've picked a good un for Superman in Cavill. overall 6/10 ... More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 13:41, 16 November 2011 | Report This Post


RE: Prefer short reviews

 Eons ago, before animal and man walked the earth, the Gods defended the world from the evil Titans and imprisoned them in Mt Tartarus.  Now, the cruel King Hyperion has declared war on humanity, and, gathering a bloodthirsty army of soldiers disfigured by his own hand, rampages through Greece in search of the Epirus Bow, a weapon of great power forged in on Mt Olympus by the god Ares.   He who possesses it can unleash the Titans, and this Hyperion wants t... More

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Posted by Dr Lenera at 21:21, 14 November 2011 | Report This Post


RE: Prefer short reviews

Going to see this tonight, not really out of choice but not much else on.  ... More

Posted by Debonair Film Club at 18:01, 14 November 2011 | Report This Post


RE: Prefer short reviews

L: Cruisecontroller It`s stunning to watch, very LOUD (bring ear plugs) and some of the helmets and sks are unintentionally funnydons head gear is very Princess Leia and those outfits the Oracle and her female friends have and priests with lighted candles on there heads are just daft. They might have been modelled on a graphic novel or costumes of the time I`m not sure but they make it hard to take the film seriously.  Good but the story could have been better. 3/5 ... More

Posted by blackduck at 16:53, 14 November 2011 | Report This Post


RE: Prefer short reviews

It`s stunning to watch, very LOUD (bring ear plugs) and some of the helmets and face masks are unintentionally funny. Poseidons head gear is very Princess Leia and those outfits the Oracle and her female friends have and priests with lighted candles on there heads are just daft. They might have been modelled on a graphic novel or costumes of the time I`m not sure but they make it hard to take the film seriously.  Good but the story could have been better. 3/5  ... More

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Posted by Cruisecontroller at 14:12, 14 November 2011 | Report This Post


RE: Prefer short reviews

Thought the movie was ok overall.   Firstly the 3D is ok if you like that kind of thing doesn't add or detract form the film ( pain in the arse if your local cinema doesn't give you an option though)   The plot skips along at a hectic pace often jumping over bits of plot you have to fill in yourself. There are some nice set pieces but the all important rousing speech bit is nearly like a Monthy Python sketch. ....and there is a nagging feeling that things would have work... More

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Posted by blackduck at 13:45, 14 November 2011 | Report This Post


RE: Prefer short reviews

Oh well even though it didn't seem to go down to well on Rottern Tomatoes it doesn't seem to have stopped the "ever disurning ?" US public going out & spending $32million at the weekend box-office ... More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 09:34, 14 November 2011 | Report This Post


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