Sunday, December 04, 2011

The disappointing gods of "Immortals"

by Salman Hameed

I had a chance to see Immortals, the recent film by director Tarsem Singh. I raved about his earlier film, The Fall (for example, see this earlier post: Unusual Darwin and Wallace in The Fall). The concept of Immortals is interesting as it envisions Greek Gods on Mount Olympus and their interaction with Titans and humans. When first finding out that Tarsem is directing the film, I had high hopes for the project. I wondered if he is going to take some of the phenomenal origin mythologies and present them on the screen. Alas - the movie is quite disappointing. However, the costumes are very good and there are some fascinating visuals associated with the fighting of the immortal gods. For more on this, check out this film autopsy of Immortals with Kevin Taylor Anderson and I:

Film Autopsy of Immortals from kevin taylor anderson on Vimeo.

And as a bonus, here is the film autopsy of an excellent film, The Descendants. It doesn't have much to do with science and religion, but it is a high quality film about family dynamics.

Film Autopsy of The Descendants from kevin taylor anderson on Vimeo.


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