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.
Tarsem does it AGAIN!!! Gorgeous! Beautifully brutal to the eyes.
Either a “hit or miss” as most expected and critiqued. Epic as it was, we know from the trailer what its all about. Action and shiny effects - with the addition of gratuitous gore!!!
Let’s get this out of the way: This is an “interpretation” (by Charley & Vlas Parlapanides) of the REAL story/myths/gods. The gloves are off, forget what you know about the gods. Deal with it.
King Hyperion has come to kill and look badass, Mickey Rourke is the villain you love to hate. Henry Cavill is our hero - i didn’t quite agree with the casting choice here. Legendary John Hurt adds some grace and talent to this story of valor and revenge. Luke Evans as Zeus! and Isabel Lucas as Athena = splendid. The characters were all golden, including the extras. What??? Stephen Dorff, awesome.
Men and gods come face to face in a battle running since the dawn of time.
The Titans were kinda… small? I always imagined (well, saw in other films/interpretations) as giant beasts. This was an appreciated twist - the payoff is the battle between them and the gods, one equal ground, or height so to speak.
The fight cinematography and choreography were blistering. Much like my all-time fav 300 (2006). Slow-mo beauty and intense action sequences.
As with all the previous Tarsem films the costumes were extraordinary and vibrant.
Action, adventure, fantasy, mythology and spectacular imagery.
I admit… it’s pretty on the outside, and hollow on the inside. It’s exactly what i expected and wanted!