THE PLOT THUS FAR
Theseus is a mortal man chosen by Zeus to lead the fight against the ruthless King Hyperion, who is on a rampage across Greece to obtain a weapon that can destroy humanity.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
King Hyperion has declared 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 Theseus, who was chosen by Zeus and accompanied by the priestess Phaedra and a thief named Stavros, to protect his homeland and save the gods.
The visuals are undeniably great. The costumes are truly fascinating. Especially the ones where the Virgin Oracle was introduced to Theseus and the other slaves. The action is impressive. Fanboys may love it for the non-stop violence and exploding heads. Some people may call the CGI inferior but it’s actually not. It’s probably unique and not headache big unlike the rest of the blockbusters out there with too much CGI.
Since the filmmaking is solid, the storytelling limits the fascination. The characters doesn’t do anything necessary to the story until the end. It’s disappointing. With all the decent narration in the beginning and a great tone. The gods doesn’t showed that much. But what’s more disappointing is the fight of the Minotaur is like it’s just another fight sequence. He got the bow there but the fight seems just nothing. The film could have been better if the director was more interested with Greek Mythology.
The Blu-Ray comes with alternate endings, deleted scenes, featurettes and they’re all in 1080p HD. What makes the package even more impressive is the fact that we’re seeing reference quality material from a flick that really didn’t set the world on fire. While HUGO and TINTIN have set the bar high in terms of 2012 audio reference quality, Immortals has one of the best transfers I’ve seen in the last year. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase.
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