Immortals Trailer

When you’re a well-known filmmaker who has only directed two movies in the past decade, typically it either means that you choose your projects very carefully or you have a hard time getting films off the ground. In the case of Tarsem Singh, he spent the last five years or so trying to get someone to release his passion project The Fall, and was finally bailed out by David Fincher and Spike Jonze. Now he is returning to the relative safety of a genre movie for his third film Immortals, an epic fantasy action film based on Greek mythology. However, for someone who has such a reputation for being an avante garde director, I was surprised by just how commercial this looks.

It makes sense that they are marketing the movie as another 300, and the fact that it is produced by some of the same folks only makes the influence that much more pronounced. Still, I was hoping for something a little more original here. Admittedly, some of the visuals do look pretty cool, and seeing Mickey Rourke in the cast is a bit of a selling point, but there are A LOT of slow-mo action scenes, CG backdrops, and manly men yelling out inspirational speeches. Hasn’t this all been done before? Immortals also stars Henry Cavill, aka the new Superman, along with Freida Pinto, John Hurt, Kellan Lutz, Luke Evans, Stephen Dorff and Stephen McHattie. What do you think, will this end up being something more than just a Zack Snyder knockoff? Immortals hits theatres on November 11th; check out the trailer after the jump.

  • Steve Kasan

    This is FUCKING AWESOME!!! Im a big mark (sorry for wrestling terms) for Tarsem Singh and also Sword & Sandals/Fantasy films.
    Also a big fan of the God of War series and this is closest I am going to get that ever being conceived as a film which is fine by me. I cannot wait for this to come out.

  • Kasper

    Not interested.

  • 1138sw

    I remember seeing Tarsem’s commercial and music video reel back in the 90’s and hearing about his college reel being so impressive that RSA hired him right on the spot.

    I had high hopes for his career beyond commercials and videos but his debut, The Cell, though beautiful, was atrocious. After, he disappeared and reappeared with the The Fall which I didn’t see but will get to eventually.

    The Immortals seems packed with the usual Tarsem imagery, his unusual visual tapestry. But there are some scenes that look just plain bad and silly. I will check it out but if the word on the street is bad, which this has the potential to be, I might skip it.

  • Epically awful looking. 300 & Clash of the Titans remake thrown into the blender on Frappe. I like Tarsem, but I am not a fan of this new ‘commercially pandering Tarsem’ I guess he’s still paying off those THE FALL bills, and this is easily his “one for them.” movie.

  • Napalm

    i’ll watch it. i enjoyed 300 to an extent and i’m it’ll be the same with this one.

  • Matt

    I’m sick of sword and sandal films. Visually, what’s different between this and 300? Nothing. Skip.

  • HFD

    I’m in. I used to have a bow like that in Diablo 2.

  • Mike

    ugh…no thanks

  • Darksiders

    haha. rabbit ear helmet?

  • Justice

    Yeah, really doesn’t do anything for me. I wasn’t expecting much, but this just seems so regurgitated. And I’ll usually take any opportunity to see Frieda Pinto for a couple hours. Just give me the God of War movie.

  • ScottyP.

    I’ll see the movie, but I want to know, I’ve seen Henry Cavil in Tudors and he has a gorgeous hairy chest. Why did they make him shave it off?

  • TDR