A Greek stonemason named Theseus (Henry Cavill) rises up against a bloodthirsty king who wants to throw the gods out of Olympus and become master of the world.
" Logic melts away completely and the pic's raison d'etre emerges -- namely, to justify staging a fight scene for the ages. "
" Puffed-up style worthy of trumped-up lore. "
" Solid yet hardly sensational, no luxury sedan but a good compact -- fairly efficient in its operation, typically clean in look, and guaranteed to reach its destination with a minimum of fuss. "
" The same hyperstylized, comic book-come-to-life approach that created an invigorating experience for viewers of 300 elevates Immortals above the level of a Clash of the Titans knock-off. "
" With "Immortals," Singh finally acknowledges that he's making movies, rather than just beautiful moving pictures. "
" Without any narrative heft, these sights don't last in the mind much longer than they linger on screen. And yet they thrill in short-lived bursts that Singh doles out carefully, keeping pace with the audience's appetite. "
" "The Immortals" is without doubt the best-looking awful movie you will ever see. "
" As in his "The Fall," director Tarsem Singh's visual instincts overwhelm his storytelling finesse. "
" If it's violence ye seek, and violently confused storytelling, look ye no further. "
" It's a movie about myth with no sense of magic. "
" Sing to me, O Muse, of gods and men, of timeless legends and forgettable retreads. Speak of "Immortals," and answer in all seriousness: did you even read that awful script? "
" Singh is a talented and eccentric visual artist with no creative future in the movie business. "
" The movie's landscape is a disappointingly barren digital domain, the same gray cliffs, deserts and seas familiar from 300 and so many game-worlds. "
" The pity is that Tarsem's intelligence doesn't connect his cinematic eye to his narrative mind. The director's visual gift is like a brilliant retina, detached. "
" The posters read "From the Producers of 300" and, like Zack Snyder's film, Immortals has little on its mind but conveying the buzz of martial glory. "
" This monumental tale of warring gods and men is a beautiful, dead thing, bereft of organic or kinetic life. "
" Visually stunning, but heavy-handed and lacking a single moment that evinces any relish for movie-making. "
" When Hyperion says of one character, "His pain has just begun,'' you know exactly how he feels. "
" Where are the gods of Olympus when you need them? I ask on behalf of "Immortals," because mere mortals were apparently not able to create a movie that actually made sense. "
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