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"IMMORTALS"
(2011) (Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke) (R)


Alcohol/Drugs Minor
Blood/Gross Stuff Extreme
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Heavy
Gun/Weapons Extreme
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes Minor
Music (Scary/Tense) Extreme
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity None
Sex/Nudity Extreme
Smoking None
Tense Family Scenes Extreme
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Extreme


QUICK TAKE:
Action: Looking to avenge his mother's murder, an ancient Greek stonemason becomes the leader of a small group that sets out to take on a ruthless king and his army who are desirous of unleashing the titans to end the reign of the gods and destroy all of mankind.
PLOT:
Long ago and before the appearance of humans, powerful beings known as the Immortals ruled the Earth. But as they ended up battling each other, they learned they weren't immortal, with the victors becoming the gods -- such as Poseidon (KELLAN LUTZ), Athena (ISABEL LUCAS) and her father, Zeus (LUKE EVANS) -- while the defeated became the titans, locked for perpetuity in Mount Tartarus. The only thing that can unlock them is the magical Epirus bow, but its location is unknown.

But that hasn't prevented ruthless King Hyperion (MICKEY ROURKE) and his massive army from laying waste to the lands and villages they encounter while searching for that bow in 1228 B.C. Blaming the gods for not answering his prayers to save his sick wife and children, Hyperion now wants revenge on them by unleashing the titans, a troubling development seen in a vision by the virgin oracle Phaedra (FREIDA PINTO).

In that, she also saw stonemason Theseus (HENRY CAVILL) who lives in a cliffside village with his mother Aethra (ANNE DAY JONES) but is rebuked by the likes of soldier Lysander (JOSEPH MORGAN) from joining their ranks and defending themselves from Hyperion's approach. Unbeknownst to Theseus, he's become the chosen one to save mankind by none other than Zeus who appears to him in the form of an Old Man (JOHN HURT).

Hyperion isn't aware of that, but he knows of Phaedra and believes she can lead him to the bow, so he tortures other oracles and even a monk (GREG BRYK) in hopes of locating her. Little does he know that she's traveling with Theseus and his warrior friend Stavros (STEPHEN DORFF) who are on a quest to find and stop the king. And that's especially true for Theseus who longs to avenge his mother's murder by the hands of Hyperion. With the king getting closer to finding the bow, they must contend with the possibility of him unleashing the titans and thus creating an epic battle on Earth the likes of which haven't been seen in eons.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
If they're fans of films such as "300," they probably will.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For sequences of strong bloody violence, and a scene of sexuality.


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