While I was visiting my husband in Trinidad last year, his coworker invited us on a double date with him and his wife to see Immortals at the local theater.
I was skeptical because while I love mythology, I’ve yet to see a movie about it that really lived up to my expectations.
It exceeded my expectations! I was blown away by the vivid imagery, the beautiful scenery, the passion in the acting…and the abs.
There were a lot of abs.
The movie was amazing! We loved it so much that after we came home, once it was available on on-demand, we watched it in HD with my daughter. She was also impressed, which is honestly quite hard to accomplish because she’s a teenager and nothing is cool if mom and dad like it!
Just in case you haven’t seen it yet, I will give you a short overview of the movie:
A brave warrior, touched by the gods, must overcome all odds to save mankind from a merciless and powerful tyrant. That tyrant? None other than Mickey Rourke, and he totally rocked this part – seriously, this is my very favorite character he has ever played!
It was directed by Tarsem Singh (The Cell, The Fall) and written by Charles Parlapanides and Vlas Parlapanides. After watching Immortals and Mirror Mirror – another film directed by Singh, I have to say, I really admire his work!
The cast of characters were wonderfully suited for this film: Isabel Lucas (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen), Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire), Stephen Dorff (Public Enemies), John Hurt (Hellboy) and Mickey Rourke (Iron Man 2).
In this epic tale of vengeance and destiny, power-mad King Hyperion (Rourke) threatens to destroy all of humanity on his maniacal quest to obtain the ultimate weapon – the legendary Epirus Bow that gives the power to unleash war on both Heaven and Earth. But Theseus (Cavill), a heroic young villager chosen by the gods, rises up to stop Hyperion’s brutal rampage. With supernatural help from the beautiful oracle Phaedra (Pinto), Theseus embraces his destiny and leads a fierce band of warriors in a desperate fight for the future of mankind.
Immortals is available on Blu-ray and DVD on March 6th and was theatrically-released by Relativity Media on November 11, 2011.
We just received our Blu-ray copy of Immortals and are planning to watch it this weekend for family movie night – yes, this will be our third time seeing it and my daughter’s second time! But there are special features, people!
SPECIAL FEATURES (Blu-ray plus Digital Copy):
- Alternate Opening, with Young Theseus
- Two Alternate Endings
- This Is Our Last Embrace
- Theseus Kills Hyperion
- Behind-The-Scenes Featurettes
- It’s No Myth
- Caravaggio Meets Fight Club: Tarsem’s Vision
- Deleted Scenes
- Immortals: Gods & Heroes (Graphic Novel)
Have you seen Immortals yet? If not, you must check it out!