The movie post is a day late due to the holiday and due to the fact that I totally spaced writing it yesterday.
We watched Immortals. Here’s the description I snagged from IMDB: “Theseus is a mortal man chosen by Zeus to lead the fight against the ruthless King Hyperion, who is on a rampage across Greece to obtain a weapon that can destroy humanity.”
The story is actually a lot more complicated than that. There are conflicts amongst the gods, a girl who can tell the future (oracle) and other stuff. It was actually a bit difficult to keep up with in places. Immortals is one of those movies that you can lose track of if you turn away from the screen for like two seconds.
The style of filming, music and various images appeared to be inspired by The Cell and/or 300. It was very visually rich, if that makes sense.
One thing I really liked about the Greek gods was the fact that they were young and hot. For example, when I think of Zeus, I usually picture an old man with a white beard or at least a middle aged guy. Think original Clash of the Titans. The gods in Immortals looked more like supermodels, which, when you think about it might actually make more sense. If you’re a god, you can probably control what you look like.
Overall, I liked the movie okay. They tried to cram too much story in, but it wasn’t bad. Immortals gets a B-.