|Directed by:||Tarsem Singh|
|Written by:||Jason Keller, Christian Gudegast, Charlie Parlapanides, Vlas Parlapanides|
|Cast:||Henry Cavill, Stephen Dorff, Luke Evans, Isabel Lucas, Kellan Lutz, Joseph Morgan, Freida Pinto, John Hurt, Mickey Rourke|
When it comes down to visuals, Tarsem Singh is by far one of the best out there. He's somewhat like Michael Bay (only better), in that every frame can easily be a poster on your wall - the difference here is that Tarsem has a keen eye for poetic, Renaissance-like painter's style. Fincher - who's a good friend of his - once said on Benjamin Button's commentary about him, something like "if you're gonna do second unit, you might as well hire someone who shoots better than your first AD" The guy just has it in his blood. That said, the film doesn't particularly have an exciting story to tell. Perhaps the most memorable character is Hyperion played by Mickey Rourke, although even Rourke isn't a villain who was intimidating. The most exciting aspects for me were the actual immortals and the war they waged against the Gods (that would be a good direction for Tarsem to go into much deeply than he went with), which only comes to fruition towards the latter half of the film - which in itself really redeemed the film from being devoid of anything remotely interesting. Anytime a God was involved this is where Tarsem particularly shines with the use of slow motion which gives it an entirely new definition in my opinion. And boy did they looks fan-fuckin'-tastic. The scene when one of the Gods wreaks havoc on a group of 'baddies' and the last battle between the immortal titans themselves are the highlights of the film besides the imagery and that was just the right dose I needed from completely forgetting the film.