There was a time where the plot for Tarsem Singh’s latest flick “Immortals” was under wraps, but that time is no more. The latest trailer for the stylized retelling of Greek mythology lays the story out clearly for the ill-informed.
No question that this is the longest “Immortals” teaser to date, clocking in at two and a half minutes in length. The narrator sets the stage for the battle between humans and the Greek gods: once there was a war in heaven, and the victors called themselves gods and named the losers as titans. Now evil King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) is trying to release the titans and defeat the gods, and it’s up to mortal Theseus (Henry Cavill) to stop him.
Making their debuts in the video are Kellan Lutz, Corey Sevier and Isabel Lucas as Poseidon, Apollo and Athena, respectively. Much like Rihanna in the “Battleship” trailer, though, Lutz only gets a blink-and-you-miss-it appearance in the trailer. Fortunately, Cavill, Frieda Pinto and Luke Evans get plenty of screen time this time around.
But what really sits at the forefront of this latest “Immortals” teaser is Singh’s distinct visual style. Relativity isn’t pandering to the unconvinced in this trailer. Instead they’re selling the message, “You get what you pay for.” Those who aren’t familiar with Singh’s previous work in “The Fall” and “The Cell” might liken the slo-mo CGI-heavy action with “300,” but Singh is his own special brand of stylization. And it’s that element of this flick that has this Movies Blog writer counting down the days until “Immortals” hits theaters November 11.
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