With Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke, John Hurt, Freida Pinto, Stephen Dorff, Luke Evans, Kellan Lutz, Isabel Lucas, Daniel Sharman
Written by Charley Parlapanides, Vlas Parlapanides
Directed by Tarsem Singh
The producers of the benchmark 300 again dive into that era of conflict, battle and loads of CGI. Directed by the man behind visually enticing offerings The Cell and The Fall, Tarsem Singh always has a very stylized vision. Along the lines of Greek demigod Persius, in a time of mythical Greek gods and opposing factions, Theseus is set to lead an rebellion against Hyperion, a vicious warrior king conquering with a violent sweep, his army seeming unstoppable. The gods interfere to unbalance the status quo in the hopes of helping the chosen saviour and his mixed band of accomplices to succeed in stopping a dark and destructive force from being unleashed unto the world. In order to make this happen, Theseus has to obtain a very special weapon, the Epirus bow. This bow has the power to unleash the Titans, trapped in Mount Tartaros.
Mickey Rourke is a good choice as the war-hungry king, and Freida Pinto looks great.
With its predominantly CGI surroundings, this sometimes feels a little fake, but if you immerse yourself into it as with 300, and go on that ride, it will succeed in drawing you in.
4 / B
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temperature
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished