Splashy New Trailer for Tarsem Singh’s Immortals

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Take a gander at the latest trailer for Tarsem Singh’s “Immortals”, starring the new Superman Henry Cavill. The whole thing looks like it’s going to be a pretty inspired visual treat, but story-wise, meh, it doesn’t exactly convince you that there’s inherent greatness here. When the hero’s Big Speech leaves you just slightly bemused, I’m pretty sure that’s not the reaction they were going for. Then again, I could be wrong and the whole speech in the movie could be stirring and awe-inspiring, but from what I’m seeing here, “Immortals” looks like an extended episode of “Clash of the Titans”, only shot entirely on a soundstage with green screen and way-too-young people playing “Gods”. Henry Cavill looks like he’s got that tough guy on a mission look down, though.

Eons after the Gods won their mythic struggle against the Titans, a new evil threatens the land. Mad with power, King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) has declared war against humanity. Amassing a bloodthirsty army of soldiers disfigured by his own hand, Hyperion has scorched Greece in search of the legendary Epirus Bow, a weapon of unimaginable power forged in the heavens by Ares. Only he who possesses this bow can unleash the Titans, who have been imprisoned deep within the walls of Mount Tartaros since the dawn of time and thirst for revenge. In the king’s hands, the bow would rain destruction upon mankind and annihilate the Gods. But ancient law dictates the Gods must not intervene in man’s conflict. They remain powerless to stop Hyperion…until a peasant named Theseus (Henry Cavill) comes forth as their only hope. Secretly chosen by Zeus, Theseus must save his people from Hyperion and his hordes. Rallying a band of fellow outsiders—including visionary priestess Phaedra (Freida Pinto) and cunning slave Stavros (Stephen Dorff)—one hero will lead the uprising, or watch his homeland fall into ruin and his Gods vanish into legend.

Co-starring Stephen Dorff, Luke Evans, Isabel Lucas, Kellan Lutz, Joseph Morgan, Freida Pinto, John Hurt, and Mickey Rourke as the big baddie. I’d love to see a whole trailer cut around Rourke’s bad guy. He looks utterly fascinating. Dude’s taking on the Gods, after all.

The battle rages November 11, 2011.

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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

    Sick!! Between this, the two “Titans” flicks with “Wrath of the Titans” filming, and another Percy Jackson on the way we better get a “God of War” flick made while the Greek mythology trend is hot. And while we’re at it big budget versions of “The Illiad” and “The Odyssey” too!

    • clarkspark

      Oh man I remember watching The Odyssey with Armand Assante, I loved that miniseries.

      • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

        I know right?! Me too. Now amp that up and throw some hollywood money at it and make it like 3 hrs and it’d be sick.

        Sent on the go.

      • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

        I know right?! Me too. Now amp that up and throw some hollywood money at it and make it like 3 hrs and it’d be sick.

        Sent on the go.

      • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

        I know right?! Me too. Now amp that up and throw some hollywood money at it and make it like 3 hrs and it’d be sick.

        Sent on the go.

      • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

        I know right?! Me too. Now amp that up and throw some hollywood money at it and make it like 3 hrs and it’d be sick.

        Sent on the go.

  • imrickjamesbitch

    I have to disagree with the part where you said they were way too young to be playing gods. A perfect immortal being would surely choose to stay at the point in human development where he/she looks their best and are at the peak of their health which would be between 25 and 35 maybe even 21 (past puberty and before body deterioration). They would not stay at a stage where aging would show signs of deterioration of the body (wrinkles, grey hair, pockets under the eyes, slowness of metabolism causing unusual weight gain etc.) They represent what is out of reach for humans and what would all humans like is to stay their fittest, healthiest and best looking self forever.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      Agreed. Other than the whole wisdom being equated to age thing it makes no sense. And since they’re Gods they’re wisdom has little to do with age. I like this take even more so just because it bucks the trend of what we imagine when we think Greek gods. And lastly them being young shows that though all powerful, they’re still falable as seen throughout the myths. The people can see themselves in their Gods now. Besides a young Zues after all the Greek women is easier to deal with than a horny old man! Lol

      • imrickjamesbitch

        Grey hair was what was associated with wisdom, I would say it would look more like what they did in Devil May Cry with Dante. Not sure if your familiar with it but he is basically a twenty something with white hair, looks pretty bad ass.

        *mind you in the mythology (if we can call it that) it’s associated with power*
        I’m such a closet geek it’s not even funny.

        • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

          Of course I’m familiar with it. One of my favorite series. I think what they did in God of War worked with Zues being the only “old” Olympian but was built like Schwarzenegger.

          Sent on the go.

          • imrickjamesbitch

            Oh, Yes the god of war Zeus was sick one of my favorite versions of him (if not my favorite). Don’t know how I forgot about that one. In a flash back (in god of war 2) they did have him look young, not sure why they had him age though. Maybe after he had kids he wasn’t comfortable being the same age as them so he aged himself a good 20 years, Lol!

          • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

            Lol yeah that’d be kinda creepy yeah. Young Zues in GOW II was sick. Love their versions of all the gods.

            Sent on the go.

          • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

            Lol yeah that’d be kinda creepy yeah. Young Zues in GOW II was sick. Love their versions of all the gods.

            Sent on the go.

          • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

            Lol yeah that’d be kinda creepy yeah. Young Zues in GOW II was sick. Love their versions of all the gods.

            Sent on the go.

          • Juggernaut

            My favorite jacked up, super ripped god was always Poseidon from The Little Mermaid. Lol! He was buff!
            As for the trailer. looks cool. The best movie Zack Snyder never directed. Lol.

          • Juggernaut

            My favorite jacked up, super ripped god was always Poseidon from The Little Mermaid. Lol! He was buff!
            As for the trailer. looks cool. The best movie Zack Snyder never directed. Lol.

  • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

    This thing looks so good, I’m afraid the expectations will be too high and it will fail!

    • Cary Craft

      It does look good… won’t bother with waiting for netflix, feels like one to see in the theater.

      • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

        If the reviews hold up, I’ll try and see this at the theater as well.

      • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

        If the reviews hold up, I’ll try and see this at the theater as well.

  • clarkspark

    Damn this trailer looks gooooood!! And here I thought I was going to be playing Skyrim on that day. XD

  • clarkspark

    Damn this trailer looks gooooood!! And here I thought I was going to be playing Skyrim on that day. XD

  • clarkspark

    Damn this trailer looks gooooood!! And here I thought I was going to be playing Skyrim on that day. XD