Second ‘Immortals’ Trailer Looks Gorgeous
Tarsem Singh’s visual epic looks stunning, but can Superman’s acting ruin it?
Being a huge fan of director Tarsem Singh after watching ‘The Fall’ (everyone should seriously go watch that movie), I only wondered what he would do with a big budget at his disposal. While the first trraielr for his big budget effort ‘Immortals’ didn’t give us a whole lot of story, it did pour over some spectacular images. And now this new trailer explains more of the story and bombards us with breathtaking visuals, but there’s still some potential problems here.
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.
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.
Though the look of the movie instantly reminds audiences of ’300′ (the same producers are behind this movie), Tarsem Singh has added a great deal of visual flourishes to the immense battle sequences and a lot of striking and colorful costumes that blend together greatly. There’s no doubt this will be a visual feast, but there’s a good amount of hammy acting by newcomer Henry Cavill here trying to channel Sam Worthington. He’s also the new Superman, so that only worries fans. While more story is detailed, it still doesn’t look very coherent. I hope visuals and story are balanced here.