|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|
Immortals is an incredibly boring mix of 300 and Clash of The Titans (remake) that follows Greek hero Theseus (an unimpressive Henry Cavill) as he seeks to avenge his murdered mother and stop evil King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) from taking over the world and overthrowing the gods, who watch and occasionally interfere from Mount Olympus. Director Tarsem Singh seems so busy with the over-stylized look of Immortals that he fails to get any life out of Vlas and Charles Parlapanides rambling script or any strength out of his performer's acting. Even a vet like John Hurt gives little weight to his performance and the usually reliable Mickey Rourke phones in his. As for other cast members, Stephen Dorff seems lost here and Freida Pinto proves her 15 minutes granted her by Slumdog Millionaire are about up. Maybe it's that there is little one can do with the stale dialog and nothing we see here hasn't been seen before going all the way back to the sword and sandal epics of the 50s and 60s. The modern day effects and lavish budget not withstanding. The action is over-stylized and over-CGI'd robbing it of any weight or drama, where at least 300 had it's testosterone filled bravado to add intensity to the proceedings. The whole movie comes across as cold and phony and the lethargic pace makes it quite a chore to sit through. Immortals is anything but. Forgettables would be a more fitting title.