Ah, another testosterone movie. It’s been too long. Other than Fast Five (which was fuckin’ awesome and the best in the series by far), Conan The Barbarian, and Killer Elite, we haven’t had much of those this year. I had high hopes for Captain America and Cowboys and Aliens, but both of those movies fell flat for me. 2011 has been a very bleak year for Alpha male movies.
So now we have Immortals. I knew nothing about this movie going in (other than the trailers looked like 300) and had no expectations at all, positive or negative. The day before I saw it I discovered it was directed by Tarsem Singh, the guy who directed The Cell. On one hand, this made me happy because the visuals in The Cell were groundbreaking. On the other hand, I was worried that Singh would turn a movie about Greek gods into an artsy-fartsy flick.