Sunday, October 16, 2011


Can’t wait for the new Tarsem Singh film, ‘Immortals’. Bad news is, it would be in 3D. More bad news, it is produced by the guys who made ‘300’, so there are chances of a bloated version of the same slo-mo action sequences. Another bad news, it stars Freida Pinto; I’m proud of her, she is perhaps the only Indian woman who has found some sort of footing in the big, bad world of Hollywood, poor Mallika Sherawat!, but, the point is, she cannot act.

All of these can be ignored, because the film is directed by Tarsem Singh. If you have seen Tarsem’s earlier two films, The Cell (2000) and The Fall (2006), you know his penchant for grand visuals, his love for elaborate costumes, and his abiding interest in mythology. The Fall, for example, begins with the tale of Alexander, the Greek warrior. Since ‘Immortals’ is also about Greek mythology, it all bodes well.

About Immortals, according to Wikipedia: “Years after the Titanomachy, the Titan Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) declares war on humanity. He searches for the Epirus Bow, a legendary weapon created by the war god Ares (Daniel Sharman), which will allow him to free the rest of the Titans from Tartarus and take revenge on the Olympians who brought about their downfall. In accordance with ancient laws, the gods are unable to take a side in the war between Hyperion and humanity. It is left to a peasant named Theseus (Henry Cavill), chosen by Zeus (Luke Evans) and accompanied by the priestess Phaedra (Freida Pinto) and a slave (Stephen Dorff), to protect his homeland and save the gods. More here.

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