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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Immortals Movie Review

Courtesy to Nuffnang and Nusantara Edaran Filemand for the premier screening of Immortals in e-Curve 2 days ago.

The official trailer of Immortals:

Years after the Titanomachy, the King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) declares war on humanity. He searches for the Epirus Bow, a legendary weapon created by the war god Ares (Daniel Sharman), 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 Theseus (Henry Cavill), who was chosen by Zeus (Luke Evans) and accompanied by the priestessPhaedra (Freida Pinto) and a thief named Stavros (Stephen Dorff), to protect his homeland and save the gods.
(source: WIkipedia)

Frankly, I think the story is very interesting but the director and scriptwriter did not make full use of the advantage of the legend and myth to attract the viewer's mind. There are many question marks on my head on what had happen and why can it happen? The suspended ending is good, but the overall story telling is just mediocre. There are many occasion in the movie that is non tally with what we have understand about the myth.

However, I have to give credit to the post-production group of making such an excellent matte painting. The layering and transitioning was GREAT! Too bad, I can't find the said photo in the internet, you have to go to the cinema and watch it yourself! ^__^

Theseus (Henry Cavill) with Epirus Bow

Hyperion(Mickey Rourke)

Phaedra (Freida Pinto) an oracle priestess.

Be prepare for the "potong steam" by the trimmed version in Malaysia's cinema =(

Overall: 9/10 (Although I didn't praise much on this movie but it's a really good 1, just that I gave too much of expectations)
3D/CG effect: 10/10 (Great post-production and matte painting. Have not see such quality in a while after Avatar.)
Story: 8/10 (Very expected story line, but some detail is not as straight forward as you assume it to be)
Cast: 8/10 (Frankly, I know none of them but the producer did make some effort to find the suitable person)


  1. pretty high scores. I think its true, you either love it or hate it :)

  2. I don't like the quality of this movie its a little bit boring. The story is not really good...too much violent and very bloody.

  3. i luv this movie due to friedo pinto.