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 (Daniel Sharman). 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 (Luke Evans), Theseus must save his people from Hyperion and his hordes. Rallying a band of fellow outsiders, including visionary ...
Director Tarsem Singh described this movie as being "done in Renaissance painting style." 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 »
[as Zeus mourns at the body of his dead son Ares]
In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons. Are we at war father?
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The UK version was cut by 18 seconds to achieve a '15' certificate. Three cuts were made for violence: a mother's throat being cut; a soldier's eyes being gouged; and a king being beheaded. A disturbing scene of the oracle's 'sisters' being found roasted alive in a large metal bull was also cut. In addition to this the BBFC's website cites "reducing some focus on large splashes of blood". However, two major scenes and some smaller sequences had very significant amounts of gore digitally altered. The very extensive red bloodletting in some scenes has been changed into black 'blood' substantially altering the impact of these scenes. These changes affect several minutes of screen time. So although the overall running time has been cut by only 18 seconds the amount of censored material is much longer and very significant in changing the overall tone of the film. The USA version is uncut with an 'R' rating. See more »
Totally one brutal yet visually astounding adventure telling the story of a man named Theseus (Henry Cavill) chosen by Zeus (without his knowing and against his will) to lead his people to safety away from the evil ways of the brutal King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke)...who's sole goal is to acquire the "Bow of Epirius". With the bow in Hyperion's possession he will be able to rule his world. Having made a vital mistake in one of his conquests forces Theseus to be on a vengeful mission to obliterate Hyperion. Using the help of The Oracle Phaedra (Freida Pinto) and a common thief Stavros (Stephen Dorff) the three of them embark on an adventure to save mankind.
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