Saturday, November 26, 2011
Immortals: The Gods Need a Hero
Release Date : November 11th, 2011 (USA)
Director : Tarsem Singh
Starring : Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke, John Hurt, Freida Pinto, Kellan Lutz
Let me start out with, I did not know the source material, and therefore the story heading in. Other than knowing that it was set in a time of Greek gods and goddesses I knew very little about what to expect. Basically we just wanted to see a movie. The we being my cousin who is home from out of town, her boyfriend (Whom I just met, and definitely approve of) and myself. I had picked our earlier in the day activities of watching the Michigan/OSU game (Which the good guys won) so it was up to them to pick a movie.
My official tagline here, is it didn't suck. I had low expectations after watching the horrendous Clash of the Titans remake last summer. Man was that one a big steaming pile-o-crap. I just assumed that Hollywood would make similar mistakes and ruin this. I was wrong.
The action scenes were fun, (especially in 3D, which I'm normally opposed to.) the acting was surprisingly well done, and for the most part the dialogue managed to stay away from cliche's that we are all used to from that time period. The story moved along pretty well, with very few things that needed to be either cut, or explained better.
All in all, I'm giving it 3.75 stars out of 5.