I really enjoyed Immortals. It was well acted and the effects were top notch. I really only have one complaint. There was nothing knew. Nothing about this story really distinguished itself from the other movies based on Greek myths in recent years. It was full of action and recognizable figures, but it was just more of the same. Don’t get me wrong, I did enjoy it and highly recommend it, but if you’re looking for something new, you won’t find it.
King Hyperion seeks out a mythological weapon, the Epirus Bow, to release the imprisoned Titans so that they can destroy the Gods of Olympus who he hates for allowing his wife and child to die. Zeus takes the human form of an old man (played brilliantly by John Hurt) to become mentor to a boy, Theseus, whom he believes can lead the humans against Hyperion. Theseus does as Zeus hopes, but fails and the Titans are released anyway, but as the Gods battle the Titans, Theseus kills Hyperion.
That’s about it.
What really made this movie were the effects, particularly the battle between the Gods and the Titans. The Gods were moving at normal speed, while the Titans are in slow motion as they’re smashed and sliced to bits to simulate the speed of the Gods. It looked amazing.
That’s about it. I was hoping for more, but wasn’t expecting it, so I wasn’t disappointed. I wouldn’t mind seeing a sequel.
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