In the first week of March, the film “Immortals” came out on Blu-ray. I have to say that one of the biggest draws for me to watch the film was that it was produced by the same people who made “300”. The film “300” was great in every way. The story, characters, and visual effects all made me want to watch it over and over again. So when I heard about “Immortals”, I was excited for the release.
“Immortals” stars Mickey Rourke as the ruthless King Hyperion, Freida Pinto as the oracle Phaedra, and Henry Cavill as Theseus who is the hero in the movie. Tarsem Singh is the film’s director whose past work includes “The Cell” and “The Fall” and his most recent project “Mirror Mirror” scheduled to be released this year.
The plot of the film centers around King Hyperion’s search for a powerful weapon called the Epirus Bow. It is believed that whoever holds this weapon can create war on Earth and Heaven. Driven by madness for the ultimate weapon, King Hyperion will stop at nothing to obtain it and will destroy anything that gets in his way. Theseus is chosen by the gods to stop King Hyperion and save mankind.
If you are looking for the Greek mythology to be followed by the book, then “Immortals” may not be the movie for you. With that said I have to say the action and effects make the film entertaining to watch. Not only was Theseus chosen by the gods to defend the Earth, his rage was already there from when he witnessed his mother’s death. Looking to avenge her, Theseus stops at nothing until his revenge is complete. I found that the dialogue may not have had the memorable quotes like “300”, but it kept up with the action as its predecessor.
After you watch the film, make sure you check out the additional scenes that were added to the bonus features of the film. I wish that the alternate opening scene was put into the film since you get to see more of Theseus’ background. Plus if you enjoy seeing how films were made there are some documentaries about the creation of the film.
Just as in Singh’s other films the visual effects are amazing and Rourke’s and Cavill’s performance are strong to entertain you throughout the film. The film’s CGI technology blends in with the film to give it an authentic feel. The battles scenes are intense, especially the last battle. If you enjoyed “300” or are a fan of Singh’s work then you should pick up “Immortals” on Blu-ray. There are many great bonus features on the Blu-ray including a digital copy. As I stated earlier some of the other great additions to the Blu-ray are alternate openings and closings of the film, deleted scenes, and behind the scene clips of the film.