by Rock ‘n Roll Ghost
Immortals is an awful waste of money, time and resources. When the film can be seen (much of it is cloked in absolute darkness which makes it almost impossible to understand what’s happening and to whom), the design of the sets, costumes, etc. are impressive, but the story is absolutely atrocious and the actors, even the great Mickey Rourke, can do nothing to elevate the material.
Director Tarsem Singh Dhandwar (The Cell, The Fall, and the current Mirror Mirror) has a great eye, but that eye must have had something it when he was making this film. Making matters worse is that the star, Henry Cavill, is a bore and his character even more so. This is the sort of film Hollywood used to make for about $5,000. Now it costs over $75 million. I think you could have made as good of a film for the $5,000 myself.
In the wake of 300, which, truth be told, wasn’t even as good as people have made it out to be, there are all of these mythological, sword and sandal films (Clash of the Titans, The Eagle) that, for the most part, suck about as much. At least 300 gave us Gerard Butler. Immortals just gives us Cavill, who will hopefully not stink up the joint in Zack Snyder‘s (300, Watchmen) upcoming Superman reboot, Man of Steel.
Immortals is a film to avoid at all costs. Unless it’s on cable and you’re very high. Then, it might actually be a hoot.