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New Immortals trailer wants very badly to be epic

Jun. 27, 2011by: Mike Sampson

IMMORTALS is one of the few big movies sticking with Comic-Con this year during what is being considered an off year. It's a chance for the movie to separate itself from the crowd and make a big impression but does it have the chops?

A new trailer is online (from Ryan Seacrest no less) that aims to prove the film is nothing short of epic. But this trailer is maybe a little too epic? One or two big moments in a trailer is a good thing but this trailer feels like nothing but big moments. Even the dialogue at the end is delivered like title cards: "Prove....me....RIGHT."

This is not to say that I don't like the footage - I've always admired the visual eye of Tarsem Singh - but does that make it a good movie? Take a look below and see what you think...

Source: Ryan Seacrest

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11:25AM on 06/27/2011
This is gonna be a guilty pleasure of mine for years to come..
This is gonna be a guilty pleasure of mine for years to come..
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12:47PM on 06/27/2011
Looks like a good time to me. Actiona nd visuals wise. Tarsem's images will be amazing, remember the horse scene in The Cell?
Looks like a good time to me. Actiona nd visuals wise. Tarsem's images will be amazing, remember the horse scene in The Cell?
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11:52AM on 06/27/2011
This trailer leaves a better impression than the first one. I'll give it a chance, mostly because of Cavill...will be interesting to see him in a big action role before Man of Steel.
This trailer leaves a better impression than the first one. I'll give it a chance, mostly because of Cavill...will be interesting to see him in a big action role before Man of Steel.
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11:16AM on 06/27/2011

Tarsem has an epic eye

To say a Tarsem fill looks too epic is completely missing the point. Tarsem and epic go together like peanut butter and jelly. Seriously, this guy is all about epic visuals, as proven by The Cell and even more so with The Fall. Call me naive or just biased, but I'm all in on this one. I believe Tarsem will give his movie more depth than something like 300, while the visuals will be incredible. He's an auteur to watch in my mind, even if I didn't love The Cell (though I did love The
To say a Tarsem fill looks too epic is completely missing the point. Tarsem and epic go together like peanut butter and jelly. Seriously, this guy is all about epic visuals, as proven by The Cell and even more so with The Fall. Call me naive or just biased, but I'm all in on this one. I believe Tarsem will give his movie more depth than something like 300, while the visuals will be incredible. He's an auteur to watch in my mind, even if I didn't love The Cell (though I did love The Fall).

I say give it a chance.
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2:31PM on 06/27/2011

Sweet.

Well this is going to be a visual treat for my eyes. IDK about the plot department. But I don't give a shit about plots from hollywood much these days. If I want plot I watch an indie film.
Well this is going to be a visual treat for my eyes. IDK about the plot department. But I don't give a shit about plots from hollywood much these days. If I want plot I watch an indie film.
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12:42PM on 06/27/2011
Meh. An HBO pilot at best.
Meh. An HBO pilot at best.
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11:49AM on 06/27/2011
It do looks like a film that desperately want (and need) to be epic - and hey - it might succeed.

The trailer also need HD to serve it right.
It do looks like a film that desperately want (and need) to be epic - and hey - it might succeed.

The trailer also need HD to serve it right.
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12:43PM on 06/27/2011
I think the style suits this better than 300. One of the problems with that movie was Leonidas was a real person. Theseus was fathered by TWO gods simultaneously. Will it be good? I have no idea, but in Tarsem I trust.
I think the style suits this better than 300. One of the problems with that movie was Leonidas was a real person. Theseus was fathered by TWO gods simultaneously. Will it be good? I have no idea, but in Tarsem I trust.
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11:33PM on 06/27/2011
I don't care if it looks like a rip off. It's Tarsem Singh. That man could make gay porn look amazing.
I don't care if it looks like a rip off. It's Tarsem Singh. That man could make gay porn look amazing.
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11:16AM on 06/27/2011

Epicness...

I think this movie has promise. The style is always cool to watch, but if the story sucks it will go down. Visually looks sweet. Always excited for epic battles! Boom! Can't wait to see more of the sky battle. Michelangelo -esque.
I think this movie has promise. The style is always cool to watch, but if the story sucks it will go down. Visually looks sweet. Always excited for epic battles! Boom! Can't wait to see more of the sky battle. Michelangelo -esque.
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2:50PM on 06/27/2011

mmmm...

This looks like a Sucker Punch version of 300.. I love special effects but the whole shooting in front of a green screen is getting old already...
This looks like a Sucker Punch version of 300.. I love special effects but the whole shooting in front of a green screen is getting old already...
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11:04AM on 06/27/2011

Didn't Rourke say this movie sucked and he did it only for a paycheck?

He said that about "Passion Play" and his other movie with 50 Cent too. Honestly, if Rourke doesn't think any of these movies will be good then I stick with his judgment. Though it makes you wonder why he agreed to be in them other than taking home some dough.

As for the trailer, it's kind of like a bad date. She seems like a fun time but after awhile you start noticing her flaws, her stupidity on things and world events, you realize she and you have nothing in common, and she seems more
He said that about "Passion Play" and his other movie with 50 Cent too. Honestly, if Rourke doesn't think any of these movies will be good then I stick with his judgment. Though it makes you wonder why he agreed to be in them other than taking home some dough.

As for the trailer, it's kind of like a bad date. She seems like a fun time but after awhile you start noticing her flaws, her stupidity on things and world events, you realize she and you have nothing in common, and she seems more like a giddy little cheap-thrill or one nightstand than a "call you tomorrow" or a guaranteed second date.
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12:41PM on 06/27/2011
Just to say, from what I remember, Rourke did not dis this movie. He did say Passion Play and 13 were pieces of shit though.
Just to say, from what I remember, Rourke did not dis this movie. He did say Passion Play and 13 were pieces of shit though.
7:51PM on 06/27/2011
this looks truly awful.
this looks truly awful.
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1:18AM on 06/28/2011

Wow i mean really?

People actually found this trailer enjoyable? This movie looks like a piece of shit.
People actually found this trailer enjoyable? This movie looks like a piece of shit.
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10:56AM on 06/27/2011

black and yellow, black and yellow

i feel like staring at that for 2 hours would get tiring. Kinda hate that style movie. 300 might have the worst replay value of any movie, ever, so I cant say I'm really excited about this. 300 + Clash of the Titans sounded ok on paper, but ehh, something about this comes off as second rate.
i feel like staring at that for 2 hours would get tiring. Kinda hate that style movie. 300 might have the worst replay value of any movie, ever, so I cant say I'm really excited about this. 300 + Clash of the Titans sounded ok on paper, but ehh, something about this comes off as second rate.
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2:04PM on 06/27/2011
Umm, no. This looks effing terrible. It's a poor man's 300. Except that's already been done, so this just comes off as a clone/cash grab.

Oh, and man that girl from Slumdog Millionaire is so bad. I hate that she's getting work.
Umm, no. This looks effing terrible. It's a poor man's 300. Except that's already been done, so this just comes off as a clone/cash grab.

Oh, and man that girl from Slumdog Millionaire is so bad. I hate that she's getting work.
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11:28AM on 06/27/2011
This is going to down like your mother
This is going to down like your mother
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