CAST: Henry Cavill (Theseus), Mickey Rourke (King Hyperion), John Hurt (old man), Stephen Dorff (Stavros), Freida Pinto (Phaedra), Luke Evans (Zeus), Joseph Morgan (Lysander), Anne Day-Jones (Aethra), Greg Bryk (monk); DIRECTOR: Tarsem Singh; SCREENWRITER: Charley Parlapanides, Vlas Parlapanides; FILM PRODUCER: Gianni Nunnari, Mark Canton, Ryan Kavanaugh; MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Trevor Morris; GENRE: Classic, Action, Adventure; LOCATION: Greece; RUNNING TIME: 110 minutes
Technical Assessment: 3.5
Moral Assessment: 3
Cinema Rating: For viewers 18 years old and above
A peaceful village has been under threat when King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) declares war against the mortals. He aims possession of the powerful bow to unleash the Titans who have wanted revenge against gods and humanity. A village native Theseus (Henry Cavill) has been very concern about the threat faced by the village. When his mother was killed in front of him, Theseus wants nothing but revenge and uses his strength and fighting skills. He has been mentored by Old Man (John Hurt) who without him knowing is god Zeus (Luke Evans) in disguise. The ancient law prohibits gods to intervene in the conflicts of mankind. Zeus secretly chooses Theseus to save humanity from the hands of the rude King. Theseus becomes aware of his mission because of Phaedra (Freida Pinto) one of the virgin oracle.
"Immortals" is a classic film about gods of Persian ancient times. It has a commendable storyline that was given a careful treatment with details by the director. It has a casting coup that showcase a combination of good acting and fighting choreography. The delivery of striking lines is highlighted and remarkable. However, the fight scenes are very violent and bloody. The film offers a scenic production design. The sounds and musical score add up to the essence of ancient setting. The cinematography provides a good treat of panoramic scenery and a good feel of vast, high and majestic nature.
The film "Immortals" is another 'good over evil' theme. It leaves many inspiring words of wisdom for viewers to think over and reflect. A heroic act is not contained to protect only the love ones but larger number of people. A responsible fighter is a aware of the reasons behind what he or she is fighting for. It is important to focus on the mission and the accomplishment of tasks at hand. Above all, prayer and discernment, as in any war situation, play significant role to seek divine guidance and protection. At the end of the day, those who follow the will of God will have special place among gods and goddesses. While the film has many positive messages, but violent scenes are very frequent and the lone sex scene in full nudity and full view of pumping will require a matured audience to understand.