Immortals had me sucked in the moment that I saw the trailer. Being a red-blooded American, I saw the battles, swords, and shields and knew I had to see it. Let me tell you, in the order of epic ass-kicking, Immortals takes the cake.
There is Not More Than Meets the Eye
Even though I was dying to see Immortals, we have to be honest here. I knew that Immortals had a ceiling. History simply speaks for itself with a movie like this (300, anyone?)
This is where I have a major problem with a lot of the film critics that you’ll read out there. Everyone is really harsh on a film like Immortal. I’m confused with this. We all know there isn’t going to be any Oscar nominations, right?
So, I’m going to give you an honest opinion on what this film should actually be critiqued on – the action.
Theseus vs. Hyperion
Although Cavill plays a convincing Theseus, the true star here is Rourke. I’ve seen a few of his older films and wasn’t overly impressed, but he absolutely kills this role. I can’t think of another actor that could have played a better Hyperion than Rourke. He is brutal and ruthless, and even his own men are not safe around him.
They’re the Gods?
There is one aspect of Immortals that drove me nuts. Hyperion and his men were dressed like badasses. Quite frankly, they looked cool as hell. On the other hand, the Gods looked like complete idiots. There is going to be some parts of their attire (you’ll know when you see it) that are going to make you want to laugh out loud. I just don’t understand how they can be so right on Hyperion’s men and so, so wrong on the Gods.
The Bottom Line
Immortals is a film that is well worth the money. I watched it in 3D, but I don’t think it’s necessary to spend the extra cash for it. Don’t be foolish and expect some awesome story or character development when you go see this one. It’s not going to be there. You’re going to get a lot of battles and blood. This is all that you’ll need to get your money’s worth with Immortals.