‘Immortals’ Trailer #3: Cool 3D Action & Funky Costumes

Published 3 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 7:06 am,

Third trailer for Immortals with Henry Cavill Immortals Trailer #3: Cool 3D Action & Funky Costumes

Tarsem Singh’s Immortals has been unable to shake comparisons to previous ancient world epics like 300 and Clash of the Titans (not to mention, the God of War video games), based on the theatrical previews unveiled so far.

The Immortals footage shown during the Immortals Comic-Con Panel went over well with those in attendance; our own Ben Kendrick described it as “gruesome, epic, massive” material that benefitted from the 3D format. Judging by the third trailer for the film, he’s right on the money.

Immortals stars Henry Cavill (and his abs) as Theseus, a man chosen by the gods to do battle with the wicked King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke), a power-hungry warlord who seeks the Bow of Epirus – a weapon that would allow him to conquer all the lands of Greece.

Singh and his Immortals production team have said the film is darker and more graphic than the green-band trailers have suggested up until now. The latest theatrical preview doesn’t offer an unfiltered look at the action, but it does a good job of communicating the extravagant scale and design of the whole thing.

Check out the third Immortals trailer (via MSN) below:

Cavill as Theseus seems to lack the impressive presence and guttural voice of Gerard Butler in 300, but he comes off as a fairly engaging (and, admittedly, less mockable) warrior in the latest Immortals trailer. That not only bodes well for his ability to match wits with an intimidating screen presence like Rourke, but also suggests that Cavill could make for a memorable Superman when he appears in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel reboot next year.

This new trailer also does the best job yet of visually distinguishing Immortals from every other Greek epic that’s hit the big screen in recent memory, hinting at some pretty cool 3D sequences and a gold-brown color palette that actually looks unique (as do the funky costumes). Plot-wise, it seems like your standard hero’s journey myth, but perhaps one that’s both coherent and old-fashioned, in a good way.

Also – props for including a John Hurt voiceover. It’s kind of hard to top that. icon wink Immortals Trailer #3: Cool 3D Action & Funky Costumes

Immortals trailer footage Immortals Trailer #3: Cool 3D Action & Funky Costumes

More moviegoers will get a taste of Singh’s knack for eye-catching visuals when they see Immortals this fall. If the film goes over well enough, it should only heighten interest in his own semi-traditional take on the Snow White fairy tale, which arrives just over four months later. That’s good news for both the filmmaker and fans of his previous lesser-known, but creatively realized, directorial efforts like The Cell and The Fall.

Immortals arrives in 2D and 3D theaters on November 11th, 2011.

Source: MSN

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  1. Loving the stylised fight scenes crossed with bullet/sword time.

    Is that the Minotaur at 2:07?

  2. Cavill actually looks impressive n I think he may b able 2 pull off d coveted role of d Man of Steel

  3. You know what? This actually looks entertaining.

  4. Everything about this film looks awful

    • Yep, agree it does look awful. Looks like a remake of 300.

  5. it looked good until i saw the gods armor.

    oh and another thing, i would love if movies based off of greek mythology actually followed the mythology instead of making things up. :/

    • oh the irony in that sentance…

  6. While Cavill is not impressing me, the rest of the trailer looks better than the others so far. Still looks like big time style over substance.

    Vic

    • Well, truth be told, I’m approaching Cavill from an “at least he’s not Sam Worthington” angle. Hence why he looks okay to me. ;-)

    • Style over substance, that’s every Tarsem film.

  7. This trailer is far better than previous.
    I do get a sense of déjà vu all over again.
    Zack Snyder’s visual style is virtually copied.

  8. Cavill’s acting and speech is just HAHAHAHA.
    Lord help us all if that is the standard of acting he is bringing to Superman.

  9. Looks epic. Also, I’m a bit confused… everyone complains that all Hollywood does is produce remakes and adaptations and sequels, yet people keep complaining that this doesn’t follow the Greek myths it’s based on. I smell a contradiction!

    • I see no contradiction. IF Hollywood is to make an adaptation THEN it should treat the original material with respect.

      Funny thing is, all these “cool” fancy armor and fighting moves are a lot lamer than the original things. This is what you get from an overzealous costume designer vs. hundreds of years of actual culture.

  10. As excited as I am to see this movie, so far every trailer is the same as the last. Makes me doubt it a little. Guess I’ll wait to read the reviews before running out and seeing this one. If anything there’s a theater out here that shows semi older movies for $2.00 (digital), and $4.00 for 3D, so that’s always the plan B.

  11. Visuals look good but overall I’m not sold on this one yet.
    http://www.examiner.com/movie-in-albany-ga/the-latest-trailer-for-immortals

  12. you know? you did an incredible job with 300′s look and feel. GREAT. leave it there ….. don’t try to cheese it up and make a “Immortals” out of it.

  13. Cavill seems like he will do good job here and the movie looks decent.

  14. I’m a HUUUUGE Tarsem fan. The Fall is one of my most favorite films of the past decade. Right up there with Children Of Me, Kill Bill and Chris Nolan flicks. Can’t wait to see this one.

  15. The trailer was good, not that great but it shows a good story and awesome action scenes.

  16. 300 meets Clash of the Titans. Lots of yelling and over-saturated, poorly shot over-the-top fight sequences against a green screen.

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