REVIEW: Immortals

Directed by: Tarsem Singh
Written by: Charley Parlapanides & Vince Parlapanides (screenplay)
Starring: Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke, Freida Pinto and John Hurt

Unlike most bad movies, Immortals is quite beautiful to look at.  From the plethora of computer-generated vistas to the shimmering metal of every blood-tainted sword, director Tarsem Singh takes the lifeless screenplay and plows his way through it with a visual grandeur that dwarfs most other modern action movies.

The initial image is of the mighty Titans, who in Greek lore are the greatest threat to the Gods.  Here they are dwarfed down to human size as opposed to the mighty renditions in the Disney version of Hercules or the God of War video games.  There is a lightning-quick battle between them and Zeus’ crowd, though that King of the Gods is missing his thunderous super powers as well.

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