What to say about a movie that was destined to be a hit before the filming even begun. Titled as the unofficial sequel to 300, Immortals is directed by Tarsem Singh (The Cell, The Fall) known for his unique and visually stunning style. And this is what happened, while the visuals are awesome, the story sucked, it’s not historically correct nor does it bear any emotions like the 300. This is not Tarsems fault, he did his job great, but the writers failed monumentally. Oddly enough the writers are two Greeks, Charley and Vlas Parlapanides, and this is their first movie (what more to say). I truly do not understand the decision to trust such a big task to this dynamic duet. Now back to the action (primitive), Immortals is a brutal movie, but it saves its best scenes for the end. The final fight was phenomenal with all the blood, guts and severed limbs you would ever want, and all that in slow motion. So prepare yourself for a blood fest, but be sure not to expect 300 scenes and speeches, this is not that type of movie.
King Hyperion hungry for power has declared war on humanity. The gods know this, but they cannot interfere with human affairs (yeah right, but they can fuck our women, hypocrites), so they choose a mortal man Theseus to fight in the imminent war. The thing that King Hyperion wants is the Epirus bow, created by the god of war Ares, and with that weapon he can lay waste to any opposition. Theseus must stop him, but he’s not alone, there’s a thief Stavros and priestess Phaedra, and the three of them will try to fight the hordes of Hyperion…
Director: Tarsem Singh
Cast: Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke, Stephen Dorff, Freida Pinto, Luke Evans, John Hurt
Fun Facts: The film had a production budget of $80 million to $120 million and cost “at least” $50 million to market.