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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) ... Written by
The story is very loosely based on Greek mythology, combining elements of various myths. In the myths, Theseus was actually the founder of Athens (the capital of Greece) and son of Poseidon (Greek god of sea and Zeus' brother), a hero who killed the Minotaur (a creature with the body of a man and a head of a bull imprisoned in a labyrinth, depicted here as a man with a helmet made of wires and horns) with the help of princess Ariadne whom he later married. Hyperion was the name of one of the 12 Titans. There were only 12 titans in the myths and they were immortal and unkillable. There was a war in heavens and the Titans did lose. Zeus then threw them in Tartarus, which is not a mount(ain) but a part of the Hades (the Greek underworld with minor similarities to Hell) to dwell there for all eternity. Epirus Bow doesn't exist in any mythology, but it might be inspired by Heracle's/Hercule's bow which was used by the Greeks to beat Troy in the mythological Trojan war. The movie's character of Theseus might be partially inspired by Hercules, since Heracle's was a son of Zeus and is the only hero who got ascended to the Olympus to rule with the Gods. Phaedra was the sister of princess Ariadne, and the second wife to Theseus. She was not a seer. Acamas was the son of Phaedra and Theseus, but wasn't a seer. Theseus was murdered in his old age, but not in a battle and he did not ascend. Hoplite was the ancient Greek title for soldiers in ancient Greek states. Heraklion is a capital of the Greek island of Creet and there were never any military formations with that title. Sibyl was the ancient Greek title for prophetesses. There were twelve Olympian gods and goddesses and they were immortal and unkillable as well. See more »
As the men of Greece charge through the wall to engage Hyperion's men, just before they meet under the wall, the men already have bloody swords. See more »
Good to see you're still alive. Worried that cow had gotten the best of you.
It almost did. She saved my life.
Looks like she did more than that.
[Looks down embarrassed]
Just 'cause you have that bow doesn't mean I'm going to treat you any differently.
Good. We march to the monastery.
[Turns and starts walking away]
We have a war to fight.
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In Greece, the cruel and evil King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) is searching with his ruthless army the Epirus Bow, a powerful weapon made by the Gods, to unleash the imprisoned Titans and destroy the Gods. When King Hyperion comes to the village of the peasant Theseus (Henry Cavill), he kills his mother and brings Theseus as a slave to work in his mines. However, Phaedra (Freida Pinto) helps to release him with the support of the prisoner Stavros (Stephen Dorff).
Meanwhile Zeus (Luke Evans) advises the other Gods that they should not interfere with the human free will and the last hope of mankind and the Gods against Hyperion is Theseus.
"Immortals" is a disappointing film with a poor story and acting, but good CGI. Theseus and Zeus are performed by weak actors that do not represent well the powerful warrior and the Father of Gods and men. In the end, "Immortals" is a brutal and boring film. My vote is five.
Title (Brazil): "Imortais" ("Immortals")
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