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 ...
When the project was set up, the financing was still being negotiated, even though filming was set to begin just six months down the line. Henry Cavill began his intense training regimen for this movie right away, even though the producers said that they did not have money for the trainers yet. Cavill elected to pay the trainers out of his own pocket, until funding could be acquired, and he continued training. Six months later, as the filming date approached, the producers told him the financing had fallen through, and he should stop training, so Cavill stopped his physical prep then. Another six months later, the producers told him they had now acquired alternate financing and he should start training again, and so Cavill set out to achieve the required physique for the character a second time, only for the financing to fell through yet again. The producers again asked him to stop for the moment. After some time, the producers finally acquired concrete financing, and when they called Cavill the third time to tell him to start his training, they realized that he had not stopped since the last time. He had maintained his physique and was ready to start filming. They said that Cavill effectively ended up building his body three times over three separate six month periods for this role before filming finally began, and they saw this as the best demonstration of his commitment to the role and the movie. 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 »
It's not living as such that's important, Theseus. It's living rightly.
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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 »
Seriously? Save the negative criticism. This movie was made for all avid movie goers alike!
Honestly...I don't review many movies unless I truly see it necessary. I saw Immortals this afternoon in a matinée and thought that it was an all around great movie. I am getting really sick and tired of hearing all this negative criticism about movies that lack CGI or have an overabundance of CGI. Seriously? Is it always something that isn't good enough? People, we live in the 21st century. What do you expect movie producers and designers to do with the ongoing technological developments? The cinematic experience of today is a culmination of savory snacks and drinks with an absolutely jaw dropping, eye opening motion picture that displays technology's latest and greatest effects to the ever expectant viewers. 75 % of people who attend a movie WANT to go and see what vast improvements that technology has brought to the theater on that occasion. It's a thrill to experience unimaginable landscapes, vivid colors, epic battle sequences, and all things as such...and we are provided these things BY means of technology aka CGI. So, what I am saying, is that if you really want a film without all the technological aspects, then go to a drive-in or sit at home and pop The Goonies into your dust ridden VCR. You know that movies like Immortals are going to be filled with computer generated scenes. If you are going to argue about it in the end every time, then just stay at home and save yourself and the rest of the viewing community a lot of unwanted negativity. By the way, Immortals is so worth seeing. Thanks.
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