Today’s review is all about the film ‘Immortals’. ‘Immortals’ is about Theseus; the mortal man chosen by Zeus to lead the fight against the ruthless King Hyperion, who is on a rampage across Greece to obtain a weapon that can destroy humanity.
This is the first film that has me truly conflicted. I actually have two separate points of view about this movie. So let me sift through the maze and explain this film the best way I know how, so you can decide if you want to see this or not. From the beginning, the action and choreographed fight scenes are amazing. I saw this film in 2D (passed on the 3D), and I absolutely enjoyed all the fight scenes, the tenacity of each character, and the visual elements. Each of these components make this film interesting. And from a male’s prospective (and females who like action like myself), what more could you possibly want. But there’s a downfall; the movie’s storyline is non-existent, the acting is somewhat mediocre, and since this story has been told so many times, there isn’t anything special that separates this from the other films. That’s where the conflict begins for me. There were, however, some interesting elements I’ve never seen in the ‘Demi-god’ films and like I stated, the action is phenomenal; but the storyline and everything in between lacked. This is just one of those films where you either like it (because you already know it won’t give you everything you want, but you’ll take the action) or you don’t. I wouldn’t recommend kids see this film; but, the decision is left up to you.
The acting was so-so. Henry Cavill who plays ‘Theseus‘, did an alright job. I really can’t rate his skills since this is the first film I’ve seen him in. Mickey Rourke who plays ‘King Hyperion‘, didn’t really wow me. His performance definitely could’ve been better. Freida Pinto’s character ‘Phaedra‘, was a very nice addition to this story and she acted alright. Luke Evans who plays ‘Zeus’ acted nicely; Stephen Dorff who plays ‘Stavros’ acted alright; and John Hurt who plays ‘Old Man’ acted nicely as well.
Again, for me, this was a hard film to rate. For the horrible storyline I would give this movie a 5 ½ out of 10. But for this films action scenes and visual graphics, I’d give it a 7 out of 10. I rated the film this way because everyone has to decide what’s important. If action is more important to you, then this would be a great movie to see. If the storyline is more important, then don’t even bother. If both factors are important, then the rating would be between 5 ½ and a 7. As for me, I’m still conflicted about this film..