Being a fan of the movie "300" and its genre, I would always catch all the mythological ancient Greek movies at the cinemas whenever they're out. Winning a pair of passes to watch the premiere screening of Immortals from Nuffnang made my day as I stepped into the cinema hall with high anticipation. Immortals the movie is slotted to come out in the cinemas this 11th November (11.11.11)
|One of the movie posters for Immortals|
|Immortals Movie Tickets for the night|
Immortals tells the tale of a mortal man, Thesseus (Henry Cavill) destined to be one of the great immortals, with courage and bravery second to none. The movie kicks off immediately into action with the evil King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) hell bent on finding the mythical Epirus Bow which will enable him to free the evil Titans which have the power to go against the Gods.
|The Bad Guy King Hyperion|
Thesseus starts off being this really skillful fighter being trained up by Zeus the God himself in the form of an old man. Unbeknown to Thesseus, the training was meant for a reason, an evil he will soon face in the form of King Hyperion and his deadly army. Violence, bloodbaths and body counts are splattered throughout the movie, and if you have watched 300, Immortals is akin to that, but with a more surreal feel to it. Everything feels more real and vivid.
|Thesseus in rage|
We have the Gods, namely Zeus (Luke Evans), and his "children", Athena, Poseidon and a couple of others who initially wouldn't meddle with the affairs of men, but are drawn into the final battle with the Titans for a fight of their lives. Yes, Gods do die here, albeit not killed by men but beings much stronger than men.
|The Gods in Immortals|
If there's anything to appreciate in Immortals, it would definately be the cinematography, especially the "killing" scenes. Bodies dismembered, heads decapitated and blood all round being captured and played out so beautifully. I'm disappointed in the censorship though, as there were too many scenes being cut out which depicts fight scenes.
|The army of mortal men|
The storyline was rather simple, albeit a bit short, but the action was fast and furious. Again, the violence here is over the top, but I like it violent. Thesseus accompanied by the priestess Phaedra (Freida Pinto), an "Oracle" who can foresee the future goes against the very deadly King Hyperion's army head on.
I like this movie, the sound effect was deafening at some points of the movie, but that is all forgiven when the action goes on the screen. I will rate this movie a 6/10, not a must watch but an okay watch. Personally, I might get the DVD to catch all those censored scenes which were cut out in the cinema version.
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