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2.0 out of 5 stars Lets make up our own greek myths, March 9, 2012
This review is from: Immortals (DVD)
Capitalizing on 300, we now have branched out into making up new greek myths.

We did Troy, why not the Odyssey? That might have been good. Or make a version of the Iliad where the gods are involved like they were in the story by Homer.

This just left me asking all sorts of questions during the movie, which is never good. If I'm asking questions, it means that I am not remotely immersed in the story.

If Hyperion had a bow that could blast a 30 foot diameter hole in a solid block wall, why didnt he just take an extra five minutes to shoot a couple more arrows into the Hellenic army and win the final fight before it started? He just couldnt be bothered? He didnt want to guarantee victory? He just gathered an army of thousands, marched them across a desert, wiped out the Hellenic villages and majority of their soldiers, but he had some other crap to do that night and was in a hurry?

Why would anyone go fight for Hyperion in the first place? His leadership qualities are not inspiring, he has his employees smacked in the groin with a giant mallet so they wont reproduce. Those soldiers who dont get their giggleberries crunched get stabbed or get their eyes poked out. His management style is highly questionable. I'm pretty sure I'd seek alternative employment.

If the gods could instantly teleport themselves to Olympus and back, maybe that would have been a good thing to do when getting stabbed in the crotch area by a titan. I like to avoid getting stabbed in the crotch myself. I cant help but assume that gods like to avoid getting stabbed in the jimmy also. Poseidon, or at least I figured it was Poseidon (he had a trident after all), didnt seem to be in favor of being on the receiving end of the whole crotch stabbing. Good time to jet back to Olympus real quick.

How did this army of what appears to be hundreds of thousands get across what appears to be a very unforgiving desert? Where did they get food and water. The logisitics are baffling. I liked the movie 'Kingdom of Heaven', as they address this issue directly. Here we just have this huge freaking army sitting around, waiting to go kill some folk for a boss who is kind of a dick to begin with.
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Initial post: Mar 10, 2012 5:09:06 PM PST
Neuromancer says:
Yes, Hyperion's management style is definitely "old school" and lacks a certain "sensitivity" - still, times were obviously rough back then, and the gods rather standoffish, so one probably had to seek his employment where he could find it, even though if you made a mistake the boss was likely to gouge your eyes out rather than refer it to employee services. And, of course, no one was unionized back then. Your points are all quite valid when considering reality, which this film has nothing to do with - I don't think it was a documentary, do you? I appreciate your humor, I just happened to be highly entertained by "Immortals". The visuals were astounding.

Posted on Mar 11, 2012 12:06:18 PM PDT
Seeing as though this movie is a "fantasy", and not at all based on any kind of reality, it seems foolish that you are concerned over how the army got across the desert without food and water but not in the least bit bothered about all the other fantasitic happenings such as oh, maybe Titans and immortal gods running about? Its a freaking movie. If I really wanted to know about the logistics and what not I would go watch the history channel of some "real" event. I could really care less.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2012 12:15:48 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 11, 2012 12:41:16 PM PDT
Kelly Hanna says:
If you could care less, why bother to write anything in response? Who is foolish now, eh? Eh? Especially when my post is not exactly serious in the first place.

The Lord of the Rings was a fantasy and was exceptionally well done. The same with the Narnia series I had no problems with those. Very enjoyable and not once did I have issues with the suspension of disbelief. This movie was rife with problems.

Its the acceptance of mediocrity by the lowest common denominator that leads to these movies being churned out by Hollywood. The acceptance is bad enough, the defense of it is worse.

Posted on Mar 11, 2012 1:45:36 PM PDT
Agreed. Also, instead of giving us a variety of Titans,
we get 50 or 100 of the same-looking?! At first I
thought all those guys in the cage with helmets on,
were captured Spartans or something. And how
easily the Olympians & Titans were tearing
each other apart, I wondered if they were
'Kryptonite' to each other, or both sides
had any kind of invulnerability.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2012 2:19:41 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 11, 2012 2:26:55 PM PDT
Kelly Hanna says:
Thats a good point. Greek mythology had a variety of titans, as varied as there were greek gods. Which would have been appropriate since zeus was the son of a titan. It would have been a nice addition to have thrown in a bit more of the actual mythology.

Its really pretty fascinating stuff. The myth of Prometheus having his liver torn out every day and it regenerating anew. This is especially interesting as the liver is the only organ in the human body to actually regenerate. Certainly not in a day, of course, but it leads me to wonder if the Greeks were advanced enough to actually note the properties of the liver and if the myth was based around that.

Posted on Mar 13, 2012 6:40:27 PM PDT
sam says:
yes Hyperion had to unleash the Titans. He was a man on a mission.
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