Saturday, November 12, 2011

Immortals


So who's been waiting for a combination of Greek mythology and shirtless buff guys preparing for a large scale battle?  Well not me, but if you were then you're in luck because welcome to '300' meets the 'Clash of the Titans' 2010 remake.  Theseus is a mortal peasant who has strong leadership abilities and mad warrior skills, and he doesn't know it but he's the chosen one by the gods to do battle with evil King Hyperion, played by Mickey Rourke.  But Zeus, king of the gods, won't allow the other gods to interfere with the human conflict, so Theseus is on his own.

I like the idea of Greek mythology but there really hasn't been a movie on the subject nearly as good as the original 'Clash of the Titans' from 1981.  Sure, many will watch that Ray Harryhausen stop-motion special effect classic now and turn their noses up at it.  But those people are dead wrong.  It's still a fantastic film 30 years later and much, much better than this one, even with cheesy special effects in 2D.  'Immortals' is passably entertaining if you happen to find yourself in front of it, but it's really not worth your time.  Skip it and (re)watch the original 'Clash'.

Grade: C

2 comments:

  1. The trailer couldn't even make this look good and I can get behind *almost* anything in trailer form.

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  2. Okay - will have to watch Clash. But isn't it like 3 hours long?

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