Sunday, July 1, 2012


A ferocious and slighted king seeks to to obtain the Bow of Epirus (a golden gun of sorts) and unearth the gargantuan immortals layers below the earth to reek havoc on the gods and the rest of civilization. The only obstacle in his path towards destruction is a lowly mason who has formed an army following the death of his mother and the visions of an oracle. "Immortals" is a triumph of style over substance and another visual wonder by Tarsem Singh who has built quite a repertoire even if this entry doesn't quite add up to his previous achievements in "The Cell" and "The Fall". The cast is affable and I liked both Henry Cavill and Mickey Rourke as the opposing forces. John Hurt makes a welcome appearance also as a human representation of Zeus. "Immortals" is silly, over-the-top, and longish but never ceases to be boring thanks in large part to Tarsem's luscious, stylistic treatment.