I’m not exactly sure what to think of Immortals just yet. The original trailer didn’t do much for me as it honestly looked like another random cash grab for a 300 styled war film. Spartans/Romans/Gods or whatever the films are about, they never seem to be anything better than flashy visuals and buff guys wearing underwear and lugging around metal shields, but this new trailer shows a bit more of the visual style and it almost takes 300 to a new level, which might not be a good thing.
Where 300 recreated a comic book feel with the use of heavy green screen and lots of added grain, Immortals just looks like a silly play. It’s almost starting to look a little too silly with the random shots of soldiers battling in no gravity and the slow motion fighting. Also, the really clean look of the overall film is offsetting. Usually these types of epics have a lot of grain to help tone down the wacky visuals or they go for more greys and darker colors, like Clash of the Titans, but Immortals looks really clean and full of gold’s and bright colors.
This newest trailer does manage to reveal more of what Immortals is about, but my big question is will it deliver? It could end up as another 300 knock off, but too many years later or it could turn out as something decent. I doubt it will be going much farther than that, but I like to keep an open mind.
Immortals is directed by Tarsem Singh and it stars Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke and John Hurt. It will be hitting theaters on November 11th, 2011 or 11-11-11 as the trailer shows in BIG FONT! Check out the trailer below:
Visionary director Tarsem Singh (The Cell, The Fall) and producers Gianni Nunnari (300), Mark Canton (300) and Ryan Kavanaugh (The Fighter) unleash an epic tale of treachery, vengeance and destiny in Immortals, a stylish and spectacular 3-D adventure. As a power-mad king razes ancient Greece in search of a legendary weapon, a heroic young villager rises up against him in a thrilling quest as timeless as it is powerful.
The brutal and bloodthirsty King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) and his murderous Heraklion army are rampaging across Greece in search of the long lost Bow of Epirus. With the invincible Bow, the king will be able to overthrow the Gods of Olympus and become the undisputed master of his world. With ruthless efficiency, Hyperion and his legions destroy everything in their wake, and it seems nothing will stop the evil king’s mission.
As village after village is obliterated, a stonemason named Theseus (Henry Cavill) vows to avenge the death of his mother in one of Hyperion’s raids. When Theseus meets the Sybelline Oracle, Phaedra (Freida Pinto), her disturbing visions of the young man’s future convince her that he is the key to stopping the destruction. With her help, Theseus assembles a small band of followers and embraces his destiny in a final desperate battle for the future of humanity.