Immortals

Discussion in 'Entertainment and Movie Talk' started by TKRalph, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. TKRalph

    TKRalph Well-Known Member

    Trophy Points:
    566
    Anyone seen this movie yet? Is it good or comparable to 300?
     
  2. the_batdemon

    the_batdemon Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,476
    I saw it....mix of 300 and Clash of the Titans.
     
  3. Jannix Quinn

    Jannix Quinn Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,981
    That bad huh?
     
  4. the_batdemon

    the_batdemon Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,476
    Based solely upon Greek mythology, I'm sure it is. Visually it looks great. Though, when I saw the trailer, I thought it had more gold lame` and rhinestones than "A Chorus Line".

    Also John Hurt has such a distinctive voice, all I heard was the Dragon from Merlin.
     
  5. KnightAsylum

    KnightAsylum Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,476
    I really liked it. The first trailer I saw did not look good to me, but the second one made me want to give it a shot. Fun movie, I was not expecting the amount of violence in it, which I liked. I like this version of the Gods better then others I have seen.:thumbsup
     
  6. Darth Clayton

    Darth Clayton Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    1,146
    :thumbsup for me as well, I saw it last night in 3D..
     
  7. KorrickUSCM

    KorrickUSCM Active Member

    Trophy Points:
    341
    It was pretty good! But, you have to turn off your brain to enjoy the story. Great visuals, awesome fight scenes and I thought Henry Cavill was pretty good in it as well. Gives me hope for Man of Steel!
     
  8. berger

    berger Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,046
    very pretty movie, much in the same vein as 300, but more over the top, dealing with the gods as opposed to the people, the violence was beautiful. great popcorn flick
     
  9. Scareb

    Scareb Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    2,010
    Just got home from seeing it. It was really good. I wasn't expecting the level of violence in certain parts simply because it took so long to get to it. The gods were super badass.

    Sadly this film suffered from the same problem as clash. 3D wasn't utilized properly and was a waste.
     
  10. aelynn000

    aelynn000 Well-Known Member

    Trophy Points:
    867
    Saw it tonight in 3D...

    Pros:
    - loved Athena's costume... I don't care how tacky it was!
    - Henry Cavill... eye candy but not much more to him ( at least in this flick )
    - Scenes with the Gods ( seemingly, the only portions anyone involved with the movie actually took the time to care about )
    - .... I think that's all.

    Cons:
    - Very loosely threaded ( and uninteresting ) story with pointless subplots scattered and dropped throughout
    - Not enough Gods scenes!
    - Not enough fight scenes!
    - Zeus kept reminding me of Orlando Bloom ...
    - Protagonist was a snooze and didn't really do much of anything that couldn't be discounted as unimportant.
    - Hyperion's stupid hat, crown...helmet...thing. I could not take this movie seriously after that thing littered the screen.

    In ways of comparison...
    I'd say it was too reminiscent of Clash of the Titans...mainly because of its terrible writing and overall low entertainment factor and 0 likable characters.

    300 was to the point. Bad guys commin', gonna fight them. And at least the script in between was well written ( and by that I mean it's at least interesting and memorable...there aren't very many 'well written' scripts in recent years ).

    I'd say maaaaaaaaaaaybe 4/10. I did love pretty much any scene with the Gods, but other than that...too much talk, not enough action.

    Re: the violence... WUT. I was actually expecting way more for an 18A movie... not that I was disappointed, just surprised.
     
  11. Art Andrews

    Art Andrews Community Owner Community Staff

    Trophy Points:
    5,550
    Well, I was coming to give my thoughts, but I see aelynn00 pretty much nailed it. For those who said this was on par or better than 300, I don't know what movie you were watching but I couldn't disagree more. 300 was epic and left and impression that will be hard to top. This movie? Better than Clash of the Titans, but only by a bit.

    Immortals suffers from trying too hard and for trying to be something it simply wasn't.
     
  12. streetjudge79

    streetjudge79 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    2,455
    I loved it. I didn't care much for 300. My wife even loved it and she normally doesn't care for these kinds of movies. Too each their own I guess.
     
  13. Robert412

    Robert412 Well-Known Member

    Trophy Points:
    856
    Haven't seen this. And really don't plan on it. I normally would litter this thread with a post like this, but with all the comparisons to 300 and clas of the titans, I felt it relevant to weigh in. I did not care for 300. It seemed like a lot of build up for not much pay off. CotT had the opposite problem... No build up for NO payoff. (I actually enjoyed the Percy Jackson movie more.) it is directly because of these two movies that I am skipping immortals.

    Anyway, I've decided that since 90-100% of the stuff worth seeing in these types of movies are in the trailers, I'll just keep to them and save my $10.
     
  14. Art Andrews

    Art Andrews Community Owner Community Staff

    Trophy Points:
    5,550
    I'd be interested in hearing more about what you liked about this movie and didn't like about 300.

    From my perspective, this movie was very slow and had a lot of pointless meanderings that ultimately didn't go anywhere.

    I never felt connected with Theseus and never saw him as a "hero." In fact, when you really think about his actions, they were extremely selfish and in my opinion he never "led his people" in a true manner of leadership, nor did he make the decision himself as Zeus was waiting for him to do. Zeus had to spell it out for him and tell him to do it. Beyond that, his mother had true faith, but he had to see and feel to believe.

    Stephen Dorff... totally a throw away character... bordering on filling the roll of a Wayans brother in this movie.

    Athena seemed miscast... and all I could think is "when is she going to turn into a Transformer."

    Perhaps the worst of it was the set and prop design and quality. From the titans being bound with modern day concrete rebar in their mouths to the beast having a helmet and gauntlets made of barbed wire (not to be invented for another 3000 years), to the closeup of Zeus where you could see the unfilled air bubbles in the helmet of a god, to the obvious and repeated use of rubber items in place of metal (I understand this needs to be used from time to time, but you could make an effort not to make it completely obvious). Don't get me started on the modern that was bedazzled with the the bedazzler. And Hyperion's helmets looked like a sea anemone had sex with a crab.

    Phaedra served no purpose whatsoever aside from showing her butt on the big screen and Theseus lost a major tactical advantage for one night of sex. Lame.

    We spent half the movie looking for the bedazzler bow that was used 3 times... primarily just to knock holes in a wall...

    The ONE character who really stood out was Luke Evans as Zeus. He exuded more passion and had more depth than every other character in the movie combined.. Screw Theseus and his lame storyline (the end where he is shown to be a hero was almost appalling), I want to know more about Zeus and what motivates him and what he is doing!

    I will say again, the fight scene near the end with the gods fighting the titans was one of the most viscous (maybe a bit too gory) fights I have EVER seen on film and it made you want to stand up and cheer. It was the one saving grace for this movie in my opinion. I love to see *-kicking like that and man, did the gods deliver!
     
  15. Art Andrews

    Art Andrews Community Owner Community Staff

    Trophy Points:
    5,550
    I can understand where you are coming from and if you didn't think 300 delivered, you are unlikely to think this one does (although streetjudge didn't care for 300, and like Immortals). I will say, the fight at the end (although not really "delivering") was almost worth the price of admission alone. I would LOVE to see a behind the scenes documentary on how those scenes were created.
     
  16. Scareb

    Scareb Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    2,010
    A bit too gory? For shame!!!


    And also phaedra's butt was nice to see nonetheless ;)
     
  17. Krull

    Krull Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,526
    I saw it in 3D and I can say this:

    Con-3D wasn't done right at all,friggin' Conan was better!

    Pro-good film,fun and well done fantasy film akin to the 60's Sinbad movies same as 300,no Oscar winner surly but fun nonetheless.
    I also liked the portrayal of Zeus in that he's ether been a wizened old man or some ripped body builder,here he took the guise of an old fart to go mingle with the humans but was a pretty normal looking,utter bad-assed * when he was a God,the kinda guy I'd be happy to follow.

    And I may be nuts but that ending....kinda wide open for another one,no?

    If you enjoy those old Sinbad films as a kid like I did then you'll wanna check this out :thumbsup
     
  18. JD

    JD Master Member

    Trophy Points:
    3,275
    I said this in the other thread, I think it bears repeating here:

    I want my $10 back.

    It was that bad.
     
  19. wizardofthenorth

    wizardofthenorth Active Member

    Trophy Points:
    341
    All said and done, I still enjoyed it and had a good time.

    Better than Clash.
    I couldn't struggle through 300, so really can't compare fairly to that.
     
  20. aelynn000

    aelynn000 Well-Known Member

    Trophy Points:
    867
    Art, everything you said, ditto.

    The bow was a big deal, they found it, lost it a bunch of times as if it didn't matter, used it to put some holes in the walls, and then just threw it back in a stone again. And THIS was one of the main plotlines?

    Theseus didn't do anything unless he was told to, he seemed to just follow people around, and then he just basically said " WE CAN DO IT! " before leading them into a 300-copied fight. My boyfriend was offended that they even said " Their numbers will count for nothing in the pass! ". Seen it before. 300 did it better.

    The one night stand with Phaedra and Theseus was incredibly stupid. ( And it wasn't even her butt, just for the record :lol ) This was also another main plot point ( Hyperion wanting the Oracle ), that was dropped after this event.

    Basically... anything that happened in the movie didn't matter. Though, I guess if they simply left it as Hyperion wanting to fight, it would've been too much like 300...which probably would've been in the interest of the movie.

    However, I was also erked by the quality of the costumes. Again, I loved Athena's 'cause it was pretty, but the rest just looked too fake and cheesy. Whenever I saw Hyperion's 'helmet' I could just picture someone from here sanding it down and airbrushing it. :lol I have no idea what it was supposed to look like ( was someone supposed to have sculpted that for him? Was it supposed to be a trophy of a slain leviathan? ), but I still think it was a costume dept. fail.
     
  21. Art Andrews

    Art Andrews Community Owner Community Staff

    Trophy Points:
    5,550
    Great point. I also thought it was so stupid for Theseus to run IN FRONT of phalanx. That is not a leader or a hero. That is suicidal.

    Just after that part, where Thesus and Dorff (sorry, his character's name was not memorable enough), press through the Hyperion warriors to get to the convenient door in the wall that takes you RIGHT TO THE TITANS, there was such a Mystery Science Theater moment. Now, they have just been fighting and killing, but near the end, as they reach the doorway, they are simply pushing through the Hyperion warriors like rude children at a packed concept.

    "Excuse me."

    "Pardon me."

    "Hero and lackey, coming through."

    "Make room please."

    Oh, I can just see the comedic voiceover now. I know the enemy is just canon fodder, but come on. You can't just push through them like a crowd on Black Friday and expect me to take you seriously.
     
  22. joeranger

    joeranger Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,706
    I am on vacation with my teenage boys. Violence aside, is there anything in this movie that I would be embarrassed to see it with them?

    Is there any rape or excessive sexual content?
     
  23. Amish Trooper

    Amish Trooper Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    2,495
    IMO and as a father no. There is one scene but it is dark and not much more than a butt shot and a side shot of a breast. 300 showed a lot more.
     
  24. joeranger

    joeranger Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,706
    Thanks. We loved it!.
     
  25. toddslightning

    toddslightning New Member

    Trophy Points:
    16

    what about the horendis nut shot with the giant malet?
     
  26. KorrickUSCM

    KorrickUSCM Active Member

    Trophy Points:
    341
    Gah, I had blocked that out! :lol
     
  27. ecl

    ecl Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,831
    I actually really hated 300, sounds like Immortals probably isn't much either :(
     
  28. Scareb

    Scareb Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    2,010
    While they did but a lot of emphasis on the bow when it should of been more focused on the titans, it was still important to the story.
     
  29. joeranger

    joeranger Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,706
    I was OK with the nut shot. "Boys, this is what happens to cowardly rat**** turncoats" :)
    Good life lesson.
     
  30. StevenRogers84

    StevenRogers84 Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,830
    I watched the movie......I found it very forgettable. I didn't really enjoy it at all and even Rourke who I am a huge fan of just felt wasted in the movie. I wish I had more positive things to say, but all in all I feel is was a very forgettable flick.
     
  31. alexten

    alexten New Member

    Trophy Points:
    2
  32. Solo4114

    Solo4114 Master Member

    Trophy Points:
    4,470
    Finally saw this one and...yeah. Skip it. It's pretty weak. Very stylistic, but still weak. Henry Cavill is charismatic on the screen, but you just don't care. Still, makes me think he may be able to pull of Clark Kent.
     
  33. allosaur176

    allosaur176 Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    2,205
    Yeah, I just caught this on Netflix, I'm glad I didn't pay for it when it was in theaters..I think the best part of the movie was Freida Pinto
     
  34. Solo4114

    Solo4114 Master Member

    Trophy Points:
    4,470
    Yeah, she was pretty, but underused. I heard that the director wanted to make the film like a mix between a Caravaggio renaissance painting and an action flick, and visually, the guy definitely succeeded. It just didn't make the STORY any more interesting, and for it's two-ish hours worth of time, I really didn't feel like I got to know OR gave a * about any of the characters.

    Also, Mickey Rourke, while a talented actor, was miscast.

    Also, as stated above, the film had MAJOR plot problems. Stuff..um...happened...but it didn't seem to matter. He's trying to get the bow! No, wait, he wants the oracle! For....some...uh......reason. I think. Or something.

    To me, the point of the film seems to have been the visual mashup. And yeah, largely that succeeded. But that was all that succeeded. Like, the point of going to the oily sea was...um....to stand on a ship, get drenched, then turn around and go back to where we started. Right. Ok. Actually, the point was to see a woman bathing herself in oil, and to see the contrast of Henry Cavill's blue irises and the whites of his eyes against his blackened skin. That's it. The plot point was an excuse to shoot a particular scene, it seemed.

    I also was NOT a fan of the design of most of the costumes. The gods (Poseidon especially. WTF? Is he the ant god or something?) and Mickey Rourke's stupid crab claw helmet that I guess Hyperion got when he conquered the land of Red Lobster restaurants. Also, Army of Two wants its facemasks back.

    [​IMG]



    So, basically, you get the following from the film:

    - Henry Cavill lookin' buff (this one for the ladies, and gentlemen of a particular persuasion)
    - Freida Pinto lookin' hot (this one for the gentlemen, and ladies of a particular persuasion)
    - Interesting visuals playing with the contrast of dark backgrounds and the human figures being lit in a way to appear like a Caravaggio painting (seriously, go pull some Google images. you'll see what I mean).
    - A somewhat cool action sequence that you honestly don't give a crap about because you haven't connected with any of the characters.


    Seriously, Clash of the Titans did a better job with story and characters, and that ain't sayin' much.
     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2012
  35. Sluis Van Shipyards

    Sluis Van Shipyards Master Member

    Trophy Points:
    4,470
    I watched it a few weeks back and I don't know how it looked in the theater, but at home it was so dark you could barely follow the movie. What I did see wouldn't make me want to watch it again.
     
  36. geentool

    geentool Member

    Trophy Points:
    191
    Any prop replicas on these? I'd love to have the helmets. All of them.
     
  37. crabra comander

    crabra comander Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    2,466
    I think I enjoyed this film more than Clash of the Titans. Only because COT was already telling the same story over. And because Immortals was pure eye candy like you said. Still, me enjoying this more than COT is not saying much.

    And Hyperion defeated those Red Lobsters single handedly during the Lobster season:lol
     
  38. Solo4114

    Solo4114 Master Member

    Trophy Points:
    4,470
    He is the MIGHTIEST SEAFOOD LOVER OF THEM ALL!!!!
     
  39. mathew

    mathew Active Member

    Trophy Points:
    341
    It sucked, As a movie, as greek mythology ( the horror,the horror) . The effects were oke, that's all i can say.
     

Share This Page