Immortals is a stylish, eye popping visual treat that has its typical similarities to “300” that does its best to go the extra length to introduce more and interesting characters and storyline however does not offer anything we haven’t seen before as it repeats the similar traits as seen in “Clash of the Titans” and “Troy”, cue slow motion fight scenes and larger than life characters.
The film focuses on the story of Theseus [Henry Cavil, who is to star in up and coming film “Man of Steel”] who is a mortal man chosen by Zeus [Luke Evans-Clash of the Titans, The Three Musketeers 2011] to lead the fight against the ruthless King Hyperion [Mickey Rourke- Sin City, Iron Man 2], who is on a rampage across Greece to obtain a weapon that can destroy humanity.
The main attraction for me with Immortals is the look as it has the very stylish look of “300” and “Sin City” and uses symbolic codes like lighting to symbolise good and bad.
The other films main delight is the shock in particular the use of the violence as it does not disappoint here as it offers some excitement in the action scenes as it offers some particular gross-out moments that would make even the most hardcore action fan squeamish.
The main lead Henry Cavil is average as the lead character who wants nothing more but to be treated equally and to be allowed to fight and protect the people that he loves and cares for.
Mickey Rourke is given the usual, typical villain duties that he has shown in “Iron man 2” and offers a villain that is menacing and also gets a chance to wear a claw shaped hat.
The rest of the supporting cast including Luke Evans and [Kellan Lutz-A Nightmare on Elm Street 2010] and [Isabel Lucas- Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Daybreakers], draw the short straw and have nothing much to do in the film but prance around in bizarre costumes that look like something out of a Lady Gaga music video.
The films main fault is the plot as the film is lazily written by the script writers who feel that the winning formula to a movie is to just rely on repetitive action scenes.
The action itself is entertaining to start with; employing the same stylish technique used in “300” to dramatic effect but soon runs out of steam due to the overly used fight scenes.
Overall, Immortals is your typical sand and sandals epic, that offers little in terms of thrills and storyline and offers cardboard characters that you feel little for and don’t care who lives and who dies. However if it’s something to pass the time you are looking for then Immortals will satisfy for an evening’s entertainment on a Saturday night.