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Immortals

action & adventure


Before the dawn of time, there was the Dawn of War.In a world where gods, titans, and mortals battle for supremacy over the earth, a young warrior, Theseus, embarks on a quest to defeat the rising forces of evil.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    35%
  • Audience Score
    49%

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 17
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
Language
2 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Positive role models
1 out of 5
Sex
4 out of 5
Violence
5 out of 5

Impressive visuals can't save brutally awful screenplay.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that Immortals is an action/fantasy movie filled with tons of fighting, violence, and blood -- all rendered even more visceral and intense in 3-D. The movie's impressive visuals and costume design are notable, but they're overshadowed by the violence, which is very, very strong, especially once the gods get involved. There's slow-motion bashing of skulls -- several at a time, with flying brain, bone, and blood -- and three young women are the victims of torture, though that particular act isn't shown onscreen (the aftermath is). There's one sex act between the hero and the heroine, with kissing and some nudity. Other movies in this genre, like 300, have been popular, and kids may want to see this, too. But it should only be for the most mature teens.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the movie's extreme violence. How does it compare to what you've seen in other action movies? In horror movies? What kind of movie violence has the most impact?
  • Do you think the filmmakers intended audiences to get a particular message from watching this movie? If so, what would it be?
  • If you were born into a society like this, where fighting is the solution to every problem, what would you do? How would you try to live your life?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    35%
    reviews counted: 20
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  • Audience

    49%

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: Without any narrative heft, these sights don't last in the mind much longer than they linger on screen. And yet they thrill in short-lived bursts that Singh doles out carefully, keeping pace with the audience's appetite.

- Adam Markovitz, Entertainment Weekly, Friday, November 18, 2011

Rotten: Where are the gods of Olympus when you need them? I ask on behalf of "Immortals," because mere mortals were apparently not able to create a movie that actually made sense.

- Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times, Thursday, November 10, 2011

Fresh: With "Immortals," Singh finally acknowledges that he's making movies, rather than just beautiful moving pictures.

- Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News, Thursday, November 10, 2011

Audience Reviews

4 stars

My type of movie! BUT, I watched this movie with jaded eyes, expecting it to be more hype than substance. I was pleasantly surprised. To my amusement, I found myself gripping the arms of my chair more than once in the epic battle scenes. The special effects were solid, the dialogue better than average, and well acted by newer and veteran actors alike. Very well done, compelling storyline, marvelous combat moves, not overly gory...good movie!

- itsjustme2004, Monday, September 17, 2012

1 star

Cliched.

- Raajay, Sunday, July 15, 2012

3 stars

Singh is a master of visuals. Here he uses them incredibly well to completely distract you from a rather tired plot. Hyperion, played as a filthy cruel terror by Rourke, wants a special bow so he can release the Titans and take on the Gods. Theseus is your average hero in such a genre. Is he man or god or both? And how will he handle his power? Luke Evans and a band of pin ups play the gods, which kind of makes sense because if I were a god, I'd make myself gorgeous. The action scenes are stunning, but can also feel as though they are ripped straight from a music video. Sometimes this makes them disconnected from the plot and they lack emotion. Compared to last years Clash of the Titans, this just wins on some memorable visuals, which ranges from the costumes to the settings, such as the cliff-side village. Give it a whirl, but I too am waiting for the great classic Greek mythological gem.

- kiriyamakazou, Sunday, June 10, 2012