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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Immortals 11.11.11

IMMORTALS 11.11.11

Once again, I was lucky enough to win a pair of tickets to watch the premier screening of Immortals which is due to be released on the 11.11.11 right here in Malaysia.

I have been looking forward to watch this movie for a few weeks as I am a fan of the monarchic systems past and also a fan of power, magic and the gods. I had anticipated a good movie if not a great one.

The storyline roughly goes about like this. There is the gods who lived in the heavens (Mount Olympus) and there is the Titans, who were imprisoned deep within the walls of Mount Tartaros since the beginning of time. The titans has since been thirsting for revenge against the gods. In order for the Titans to be set free, only the Epirus Bow can break them loose from the cage and chains that had restrict their movements.

Years after, came a king, King Hyperion, who has declared a war against humanity. With the Epirus bow, he set out to free the Titans to eliminate the gods and humanity. The gods was helpless as it was decreed as in the ancient law, that no gods must intervene in man's conflicts.

The God's had their own battle to fight, as do men with men.

Cold hard truth : I have heard/read some reviews after the movie and they gave bad ratings for this movie. While the fighting scenes were gory and fast, the censorships that were imposed in cinemas were unwelcomed. Many criticized the censorship as being useless as the censorship has caused interference to the flow of the show.

Apart from that, the gods were portrayed as nothing close to divine creatures, sitting down along the corridors of heaven looking down on humans. This destroys the majestic character of the gods which one should all hold in high esteem.

The hero in the show wasn't depicted as a "real" hero. The gods needed him to stand up to King Hyperion and he needed the gods to protect him on many occasions. The actor, Henry Cavill (Theseus) is not suited for this character. The obvious scene that showed "out-of-character-ness" was when he was shouting out loud, trying to motivate his men to fight King Hyperion's army that was charging the city walls. His voice was drowned by the beating of the 'war drum' or rather men beating their shields.

The "ALL POWERFUL, HIGH and MIGHTY" Zeus wasn't too mighty too! He brought his children to fight the Titans and did not have any 'showdown', no throwing of lightning bolts, no whatever except showing his "strength" but crumbling down a mountain.
All in all, I would give about 5/10 for this movie :)