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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
Director Tarsem Singh told Henry Cavill after their first meeting that if he got the role of Theseus, he would have to develop an "eight pack," not a "six pack;" he could have very little body fat on his body because his wardrobe would be very revealing. Cavill trained for six months and developed his abdominal muscles into a full "eight pack," which was then displayed throughout the movie in numerous shirtless scenes. He brought down his body fat percentage to 6%, which he subsequently maintained throughout the shoot. See more »
Before the "Henry V speech," Theseus vigorously climbs up a rusty metal ladder to a higher part of the defense wall. The metal ladder is made from welded steel construction pipes (HSS or hollow structural section). Structural steels was first used in the 1700's and the process of welding used was first discovered in 1802 AD. That's just a bit too late for the "Renaissance painting" design of the movie. (See also the "incorrectly regarded as goofs" item about the Titans' cage.) 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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The plot felt like something written the night before a deadline by someone who once heard about Greek myths several years ago, but hasn't done any research on them. Certain aspects of the scenery were obviously chosen because they look sorta Greek, with no thought of checking with an ancient historian. The characters are boring and one-dimensional. The suggestion that the characters were based on Greek myths is laughable. The whole film looks like it was filmed in sepia - but for the pretty golden gods, the shiny silvery plastic breastplates and the unlikely blue cloaks - I can only assume in an effort to look gritty and interesting. Someone on the design team seems rather obsessed with stupid-looking hats too: gods and mortals alike provoked laughter over their headwear. The overall message of the film seemed to be a very American one: atheists are evil/stupid and faith in the gods/God is the only way of winning. Also apparently negotiation is pointless. Overall, the the film was a mess - badly plotted, with a see-through message, full of anachronisms and just dull. It tried to hard and fell short.
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