Immortals: Mickey Rourke returns in one of the most extravagantly violent movies

Stephen Dorff in Immortals.
Stephen Dorff in Immortals.

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Regal South Beach Stadium 18

1120 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Category: Movie Theaters

Region: South Beach

Regal Cinemas at the Falls

9000 Southwest 136th St.
Palmetto Bay, FL 33176

Category: Attractions and Amusement Parks

Region: East Kendall/Pinecrest

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Starring Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke, John Hurt, Stephen Dorff, and Freida Pinto. Directed by Tarsem Singh. Written by Charley Parlapanides and Vlas Parlapanides. 110 minutes. Rated R.

The last thing you see in Immortals is a pair of eyes, popped wide open, filling the screen. That's exactly how director Tarsem Singh wants an audience to receive this, his latest glut of imagery. King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) has set out to conquer the Hellenic world, and in doing so, he makes a mortal enemy of Theseus (Henry Cavill), who then quests, in the company of virgin oracle Phaedra (Freida Pinto), to stop Hyperion. The posters read "From the Producers of 300" and, like Zack Snyder's film, Immortals has little on its mind but conveying the buzz of martial glory. Singh's specialty is the establishing "wow" shot: Gods stand back and watch warring mortals from a Maxfield Parrish Olympus, while Theseus fights his way across a world seemingly production-designed by French master Jean-Léon Gérôme, all in 3-D. Singh also has a knack for genuine eroticism, briefly displayed. The neo-classicist visuals are matched to PlayStation action choreography that tops Snyder's; this is among the most extravagantly violent movies in memory, including Hyperion's gloomy, arbitrary sadism and Helios, fighting for Theseus and the mortals, pulping heads like Gallagher in a melon patch. Given something as simple as Theseus's rousing prebattle speech, maximalist Singh is helpless, but when he gets whole armies in on the act, it's something to behold.

 
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