‘Immortals’ Blu-ray Review
I missed Immortals when it came out to theaters but I finally got a chance to watch the film now that it is available on Blu-ray (and DVD).
In Immortals, power-mad King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) is set on destroying humanity in order to get the ultimate weapon, the legendary Epirus Bow, which will give him power to release the imprisoned Titans and rage war on the gods. But fierce and heroic villager, Theseus (Henry Cavill), chosen by the gods themselves, stands up to Hyperion in order to stop his ferocious rampage on the land. On his side is beautiful oracle Phaedra (Frieda Pinto) hunted by Hyperion for her foretelling visions. Theseus will lead warriors into battle against Hyperion for the future of mankind.
When watching Immortals it’s hard not to compare it to 300, but they are two different movies both enjoyable on their own right. I really enjoyed Immortals and I think the best part is its take on the Greek mythology. Zeus (Luke Evans) is quite a fantastic character and kind of stole the spotlight from Theseus, even though the film is not focused on him.
People call director Tarsem Singh visionary and he really is. I think it’s worth seeing Immortals if only to see the beautiful imagery that Singh came up with. He is an artist, there is no other word for it, and if you’ve seen his previous films like The Cell and The Fall, then you have an idea of what I mean. Every shot has been constructed beautifully and you can’t help but be in awe of those landscapes. The film’s golden tint also puts you right into another world in which gods watch us from the heavens.
And did I mention the fight scenes? Some of the best and most original fight sequences I have seen, especially the gods fighting. But I think the one that really stands out is the very last scene of the film, which is unbelievably cool.
If you weren’t sure if Immortals was worth a watch, I say go ahead, especially if this is the type of movie you usually enjoy.
But of course the film is only part of what’s on the Blu-ray. If you enjoyed the film, there are quite a few features you might enjoy on the Blu-ray:
Alternate Opening & Two Alternate Endings: I always find these fun to watch, but sometimes it’s better not to find out what it could have been mostly because it tends not to be as good. And that’s the case here. Both the alternate opening and endings are not as good as what ended in the film. Still, if you’re curious, it’s fun to watch.
Deleted Scenes: If you want more of the film, then this should satisfy that a bit.
Behind-The-Scenes Featurettes: These are always awesome to watch and in this case you get a behind the scenes look at how the movie was made and get an inside look at Tarsem Singh on set.
Immortals: Gods & Heroes (Graphic Novel)
And that’s about it for the Immortals Blu-ray. Oh I forgot to mention that it does include a Digital Copy, so that’s one more reason to get your hands on it. So if you enjoyed the movie and would like to find out more about it or if you have been meaning to watch it, then the Blu-ray is definitely worth a buy.
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