In the beginning, there were the immortals; good fighting against evil. When the good immortals, who call themselves gods, win, they banish the evil immortals, the titans, to an underground prison. With the powerful Bow of Epirus falling to Earth with the titans, the gods make sure it is hidden from the mortals for fear of its use to release the titans. Revenge-driven King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) searches for the bow to destroy the gods but first must find the oracle, Phaedra (Freida Pinto) to locate its whereabouts. Pheasant, Theseus (Henry Cavill) and his villagers are captured by King Hyperion as slaves until the oracle saves him because she saw a vision about him that will save humanity. They journey to find the bow and stop King Hyperion before unleashing the titans. Will the gods help Theseus succeed? Will King Hyperion bring about terror using the titans as his weapon?
When I first saw the preview for this film, I thought it was going to be filled with an overcast of CGI and half naked actors trying to be taken seriously. I was wrong, partly. There was a lot of CGI but it wasn’t noticeable because I was locked into the story and action. For Theseus to be a pheasant and a mortal he is a great fighter and the film did well to capture that. Freida plays a nice role as the virgin oracle but caught me off guard with the shimmering eye makeup during the mythology period. Mickey Rourke is Mickey Rourke. There’s nothing special about his character because they are all the same in all of the films he does. Some of the scenes were brutal and merciless and I liked it. I love the feeling a movie gives of a need for the heroic character to succeed; it’s a great tool to not only keep my interest but keep me talking about it after the end credits and Immortals did that for me. I wouldn’t say it is better than 300 but it is a closer runner-up. All in all, I will see this film again; maybe even buy it on Blu-Ray/DVD.
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