Director: Tarsem (or Tarsem Singh; he needs to decide and stick with it)
Stars: Henry Cavill, Freida Pinto, Mickey Rourke and a bunch of other miscast actors
To say that I'm a fan of visuals would be a gross understatement. I will forgive a movie if it is aesthetically pleasing to me. Stunning visuals are why I love and will always forgive Tim Burton. Zack Snyder is another director with a distinct eye and style. I think his talent was proven with 300 which has since been copied to no end. That 'tree of the dead' alone was worth the price of admission for me. I had high hopes for Sucker Punch but writing is an issue for him. Sucker Punch was still visually interesting though not beautiful. It had a list of problems that were unforgivable, so much so that I'll never be able to watch it again.
|They're surrounded by whirling dervishes!|
The Cell had quite a freaky but amazing style as well:
But I should be focusing on Immortals, right? As I said, the movie has problems and they include Tarsem's typical problems. It starts with an OK story, a wonky plot, and casting decisions that must have been made in a back alley somewhere. First I should clarify that Henry Cavill was fantastic as Theseus and will be a superb Superman. John Hurt was great as the "Old Man" but then he's always great. Luke Evans was fine as Zeus but didn't make much of an impact on me. Same would be said for Freida Pinto was fine as the Oracle, Phaedra. The problems began with Mickey Rourke as Hyperion (REALLY!?!?) and didn't end there. Stephen Dorff, who has his place in Blade-type movies, was oddly placed as a Greek soldier. Also generally out of their league were Isabel Lucas as Athena and Kellan "Check out my abs" Lutz as Poseidon. Thankfully the model goddess and beefcake gods didn't have a lot of acting to do. Actually there really isn't a whole lot of acting going on at all and we're better off that way.
|Magical, glowy bow and arrow|
|One of the golden gods tryin' to keep a Titan down.|
|The gods have blessed themselves with washboard abs.|