Is anyone else getting a little too much deja vu from Tarsem Singh’s Immortals?
Undeniably, it looks absolutely amazing. The trailers are stunning, and it’s not hurt by the fact that Singh has assembled an incredibly good-looking cast to play out his dazzling, grandiose war between men, gods and titans. The story is a wild one:
Years after the Titanomachy, the Titan Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) declares war on humanity. He searches for the Epirus Bow, a legendary weapon created by the war god Ares, which will allow him to free the rest of the Titans from Tartarus and take revenge on the Olympians who brought about their downfall. In accordance with ancient laws, the gods are unable to take a side in the war between Hyperion and humanity. It is left to a peasant named Theseus (Henry Cavill), chosen by Zeus (Luke Evans) and accompanied by the priestess Phaedra (Freida Pinto) and a slave (Stephen Dorff), to protect his homeland and save the gods.
That’s quite a cast, and as I said, it looks lovely. It’d be great if this ended up being a good film, because right now it feels like a blend of Clash Of The TItans and 300, which is a painfully obvious, but inescapable comparison. The problem, of course, is that both of those films range from ridiculous to terrible. 300 was enjoyable at first viewing, but it becomes sillier and more trite and idiotic with each viewing, which given that it’s a Zack Snyder film, is no surprise. Clash Of The Titans was just sheer, unapologetic garbage. It was a monstrous pile of pig vomit turned into a movie, and it should never be spoken of in pollite company. Fortunately, you people are a far fucking cry from polite company.
Here’s the new trailer for Immortals, which will hopefully have the visual flair and gratuitous male shirtlessness of 300, minus the stupidity… and the war-of-the-gods intrigue of Clash Of The Titans, minus the suckiness.
Here are a few character posters that also landed recently. Click for hi-res glistening: