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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 (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 ...
The castration of Lysander (Joseph Morgan) was not meant purely for shock or even dark humor, but to symbolize his lack of courage and virility. King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) chastised Lysander for being a coward and decided to make it as literal as possible by taking away his ability to procreate, thus further reinforcing that he is not a real man. See more »
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 »
[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 »
i was negatively suspicious of the film,it gave me many reasons to. The 3D,little known cast as a whole,Greek mythology..
i saw it in 2D and it had a great feeling of a well made movie. Not in all aspects,it had a story that was not really interesting but the action never let you get bored. great visuals,awesome battles,incredible sound. that's what you get from this movie and if you have the right pop corn,it is enough.
historical accuracy or even mythological accuracy is not to be expected. it is vaguely reminding some things inspired from it, which is not by itself a bad thing. acting is acceptable in general and the slow motion fights are used by the director not as frequently as to be another 300 but in great scenes which i am guessing in 3D would look phenomenal.
not a great movie,it is only to be enjoyed in a big multiplex
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