Immortals review

Tarsem Singh
Henry Cavill
Mickey Rourke
Luke Evans
Freida Pinto
Stephen Dorff
Rated: R

Immortals is the latest film set in the wonderful world of Ancient Greece. The plot follows a young warrior named Theseus (Cavill) who was taught how to fight by Zeus (Evans), although he was hiding as a human at the time. At the start of the film things seem to be going well for Theseus, however his world is thrown upside down as his mother is killed by King Hyperion (Rourke).

Theseus decides to go after King Hyperion and bring him down, to do this he must get the legendary Epirus Bow. Along the way, Theseus is joined by a bandit named Starvos (Dorff) and an oracle named Phaedra (Pinto).

The film’s story works mainly because of its simplicity. The film sets out to be an action packed, swords and sandals picture and it delivers through its thrills. The story is really cast aside here, it’s basic get captured, escape and retaliate. It’s true that the story is set up just to get to the action, but that action is exciting.

The acting in the film isn’t great by any means. However the performers breathed a lot of life into their roles and made the movie fun. Mickey Rourke was especially great as the villain Hyperion.

Dorff was also good playing a side kick character who was likable and had good chemistry working with Cavill as the bandit Starvos. Cavill himself made for a good protagonist, too, with his character being strong willed and having clear goals.

The biggest star of the film though was the action itself. The battles are really fun to watch and have nice special effects. The choreography is intense, bloody, gritty and in your face. Also, while I’m usually skeptical to 3D flicks, it actually worked here.

Immortals is a really simple movie. It’s nothing particularly special however the action and fighting is so fun and exciting that it makes up for it. 3 out of 5.


Author: Matthew Liedke

Journalist and film critic in Minnesota. Graduate of Rainy River College and Minnesota State University in Moorhead. Outside of movies I also enjoy sports, craft beers and the occasional video game.

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