For those unfamiliar with The Immortals, check out the trailer below. Tarsem previously directed The Fall, which is a visual masterpiece. The trailer shows the same intense visual style. Tarsem is also known for his Kubrick-like perfectionism. He told Henry Cavill, in no uncertain terms, that he didn't just want Henry to have a six pack, he wanted an eight pack. No exceptions.
Two casting negatives: The beautiful, but boring Frieda Pinto costars as Cavill's love interest. She's absolutely gorgeous...and a total yawn. I also have a hard time taking Mickey Rourke seriously in period films. Mickey Rourke in a loin cloth is an unnatural union; an abomination for the eyes. Before watching The Immortals this weekend, check out Tarsem's The Fall. The Fall is mandatory viewing for any arthouse fan.
|Scene from The Fall|