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Immortals (2011)

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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.

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Tarsem Singh (as Tarsem Singh Dhandwar)

Writers:

Charley Parlapanides (as Charles Parlapanides), Vlas Parlapanides
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Henry Cavill ... Theseus
Mickey Rourke ... King Hyperion
Stephen Dorff ... Stavros
Freida Pinto ... Phaedra
Luke Evans ... Zeus
John Hurt ... Old Man
Joseph Morgan ... Lysander
Anne Day-Jones Anne Day-Jones ... Aethra (as Anne Day Jones)
Greg Bryk ... The Monk
Alan Van Sprang ... Dareios
Peter Stebbings ... Helios
Daniel Sharman ... Ares
Isabel Lucas ... Athena
Kellan Lutz ... Poseidon
Steve Byers ... Heracles
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Storyline

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 Anonymous

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The Gods Need a Hero


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sequences of strong bloody violence, and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Greek

Release Date:

11 November 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Immortals 3D See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,206,425, 13 November 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$83,504,017, 29 July 2012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$226,904,017, 29 July 2012
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 the film 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 already 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 »

Goofs

When Theseus's son, Acamas, touches the "stone" facade of Hyperion's horns, they bend (1h39m25s). See more »

Quotes

Zeus: It's not living as such that's important, Theseus. It's living rightly.
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Alternate Versions

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 »

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Epic Movie? More like Epic Fail.
22 November 2011 | by skillswordfishSee all my reviews

Because it was beautiful to behold, I give this four stars of AWESOME visuals (including the pretty cast) but really, what a horrible story. And S L O W. Let's face it, the previews show nothing but action and that's why we pay the big bucks for Imax 3D films but when the action is nestled in between long, long drawn out and ill-formed dialogue (I honestly thought lines were forgotten in many scenes and they were running low on budget or time and just went with it) and extremely poor story-telling.....you start to feel duped. When you spend more mental energy thinking about another Coke Icee, you know you've just padded Hollywood's pockets.


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