It’s not that it’s a story we haven’t heard before. Greek warrior Theseus, played by “Man of Steel” actor Henry Cavill, has to summon the Titans in order to defeat the power-mad King Hyperion, the always-great Mickey Rourke. But despite the simple premise for the film (which, yes, sounds very similar to last year’s “Clash of the Titans“), what has us so excited about this trailer is the visual stamp Singh has left on his work.
The comparison to “300” is quick to jump to, especially since the trailer proclaims that this comes from that movie’s producers, but once you move past the highly stylized visuals and slow-mo action, it becomes clear that “Immortals” has all the makings of a stunning masterpiece of its own.
Though “Immortals” is much more commercial than Singh’s previous works, the visual style he used in “The Cell” and “The Fall” are very evident here. This first trailer definitely showcased that side of the film, but hopefully later videos will really capitalize on the artist element that “Immortals” brings to the table. If not, there’s not too much to separate it from “300” and “Clash of the Titans.”
Not too much, that is, except for its all-star cast. In addition to Cavill and Rourke, Freida Pinto, John Hurt, Kellan Lutz, Isabel Lucas, Luke Evans and Stephen Dorff round out the cast. It might not be the free-for-all that “Clash” was, but from what we’ve seen in the trailer it looks like Singh was able to wield his actors with a titanic amount of skill, if you’ll forgive the pun.
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