New Trailer For Immortals
Fantasy blood, guts and skin is all the rage these days on the big and small screen. Game of Thrones racked up ratings and award nominations after premiering on HBO this past spring and Conan the Barbarian opens Friday at theaters nationwide. Another sword and sorcery flick flying under the radar is Immortals, which has the numerically symbiotic opening date of 11/11/11.
The movie stars new Superman Henry Cavill and old wrestler Mickey Rourke. I’d explain the plot, but there’s too many fancy/made up words for me to decipher, so I’ll allow IMDb to do the heavy lifting:
Eons after the Gods won their mythic struggle against the Titans, a new evil threatens the land. Mad with power, King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) has declared war against humanity. Amassing a bloodthirsty army of soldiers disfigured by his own hand, Hyperion has scorched Greece in search of the legendary Epirus Bow, a weapon of unimaginable power forged in the heavens by Ares. Only he who possesses this bow can unleash the Titans, who have been imprisoned deep within the walls of Mount Tartaros since the dawn of time and thirst for revenge. In the king’s hands, the bow would rain destruction upon mankind and annihilate the Gods. But ancient law dictates the Gods must not intervene in man’s conflict. They remain powerless to stop Hyperion…until a peasant named Theseus (Henry Cavill) comes forth as their only hope. Secretly chosen by Zeus, Theseus must save his people from Hyperion and his hordes…
Basically a fruitful blend of 300, Clash of the Titans and Troy. But don’t take my word for it.