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Immortals (2011)

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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.

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Tarsem Singh (as Tarsem Singh Dhandwar)

Writers:

Charley Parlapanides (as Charles Parlapanides), Vlas Parlapanides
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Henry Cavill ... Theseus
Mickey Rourke ... King Hyperion
Stephen Dorff ... Stavros
Freida Pinto ... Phaedra
Luke Evans ... Zeus
John Hurt ... Old Man
Joseph Morgan ... Lysander
Anne Day-Jones ... Aethra (as Anne Day Jones)
Greg Bryk ... The Monk
Alan Van Sprang ... Dareios
Peter Stebbings ... Helios
Daniel Sharman ... Ares
Isabel Lucas ... Athena
Kellan Lutz ... Poseidon
Steve Byers ... Heracles
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Storyline

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 (Daniel Sharman). 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 (Luke Evans), Theseus must save his people from Hyperion and his hordes. Rallying a band of fellow outsiders, including visionary ...

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The Gods Need a Hero


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Rated R for sequences of strong bloody violence, and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

There was a big breakout of chest acne amongst the male cast members, due to the waxing of their chests for the shirtless scenes. Stephen Dorff (Stavros) said he preferred to use an electric razor instead. See more »

Goofs

On the morning of the battle, when Hyperion walks to the front of his army set to attack, all his soldiers are wielding their weapons in their left hand, shields on their right. When the shot switches to the front, all the soldiers have their weapons in their right hand. See more »

Quotes

Athena: [as Zeus mourns at the body of his dead son Ares] In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons. Are we at war father?
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Alternate Versions

The UK version was cut by 18 seconds to achieve a '15' certificate. Three cuts were made for violence: a mother's throat being cut; a soldier's eyes being gouged; and a king being beheaded. A disturbing scene of the oracle's 'sisters' being found roasted alive in a large metal bull was also cut. In addition to this the BBFC's website cites "reducing some focus on large splashes of blood". However, two major scenes and some smaller sequences had very significant amounts of gore digitally altered. The very extensive red bloodletting in some scenes has been changed into black 'blood' substantially altering the impact of these scenes. These changes affect several minutes of screen time. So although the overall running time has been cut by only 18 seconds the amount of censored material is much longer and very significant in changing the overall tone of the film. The USA version is uncut with an 'R' rating. See more »

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300 meets Clash of the Titans
28 October 2011 | by zack_wallSee all my reviews

I went into this movie expecting it to resemble another 300, or another Clash of the Titans, and while it was a mix of the two, Immortals far exceeded my expectations. Mickey Rourke was, as usual, an amazing villain, playing the role so well that I never thought back to different roles he's played in the past to compare them, because there is no comparison. Henry Cavill played Theseus like a boss, and was the perfect actor for this movie. Don't make the mistake of comparing this movie to other Greek Mythology flicks, because Immortals is in a category of its own. Go check it out when it debuts nationally, you will not be disappointed!


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Country:

USA | Canada | UK

Language:

English | Greek

Release Date:

11 November 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

War of Gods See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,206,425, 13 November 2011

Gross USA:

$83,504,017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$226,904,017
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