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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)

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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:

War of Gods 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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Trivia

Henry Cavill did not do any weight training for his preparation for this film. His physique was achieved through a tabata-style training regiment, consisting of only body weight exercises. This training methodology was chosen, because the goal was to not put on much mass, but to develop a very lean, highly defined physique. See more »

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The Titans are biting pieces of PC-52 steel reinforcing bars (first used around 1700 AD). However, this is the prison constructed by the Gods to imprison the Titans. As a magical construct, it doesn't necessarily conform to any real world materials or follow real world physics. (There are other examples of re-bar used throughout the film which can't use this excuse, as they are not godly constructs.) See more »

Quotes

Athena: [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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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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Waste of money
22 November 2011 | by anezka-1See all my reviews

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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