Henry Cavill stars as Theseus and to me, a half-naked man all sweaty and dirty is enough incentive for me to watch any movie.
What I liked about it:
The actors/actresses: I loved the entire cast! I thought each fit their role perfectly. However, to me Mickey Rourke as Hyperion really stood out. I absolutely hated his guts, so he made for the perfect bad guy. Also, Luke Evans was a pretty good Zeus. Previous movies I’ve seen involving Greek mythology have had much older people play Zeus, so seeing a thity-one(ish?) year old guy play the king of gods was great!
If you’re a guy and enjoy blood and gore, there’s plenty of that as well. Violence definitely takes the front seat in this movie. Some parts a little more graphic than others. But I loved it!
Visually speaking I thought it looked beautiful. However, I wondered about some choice wardrobe pieces that caused my brows to lift. For example, why was Zeus sporting a moustache and shiny gold ensembles?
What I didn’t like about it:
I wasn’t thrilled by the overall story line. To be honest, it felt quite weak. There was no real driving force for Theseus and I didn’t get that blood-thirsty need for vengeance that I thought he would have. The ending in particular was a bit of a let-down.
The much anticipated sex scene between Theseus and Freida Pinto’s character, Phaeda was also another let down. Of course I was looking forward to this! However, it turned out to be a pretty brief scene. There were some whispered words. Some intense staring. Then a kiss. Two thrusts and pan out. Which all results in an unhappy Annie.
Overall, the Immortals wasn’t the 300 version of Greek Mythology I thought it would be. For those of you who don’t mind a weak plot and enjoy the sight of Henry Cavill’s chesticles, then check it out. Otherwise, you may want to wait until comes out on DVD or pay-per view.