Genre: Action, Fantasy
Length: 110 mins = 1 hr, 50 min
Recommendation: Yes, great tale of Theseus and the Gods, but beware of blood and dark times.
Eons after the Gods won their mythic struggle against the Titans, a new evil threatens the land. Mad with power, King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) has declared war against humanity. Amassing a bloodthirsty army of soldiers disfigured by his own hand, Hyperion has scorched Greece in search of the legendary Epirus Bow, a weapon of unimaginable power forged in the heavens by Ares. Only he who possesses this bow can unleash the Titans, who have been imprisoned deep within the walls of Mount Tartaros since the dawn of time and thirst for revenge. In the king's hands, the bow would rain destruction upon mankind and annihilate the Gods. But ancient law dictates the Gods must not intervene in man's conflict. They remain powerless to stop Hyperion...until a peasant named Theseus (Henry Cavill) comes forth as their only hope. Secretly chosen by Zeus, Theseus must save his people from Hyperion and his hordes...
My Thoughts and Summary:
I was nervous going into this movie. I like the idea of gods being involved and seeing the tales on the screen. We only saw one commercial for this and my men wanted to see it. I was thinking I'd start to watch it and leave. Nope, not this time. I really enjoyed this tale.
Now, my son did not watch this one. It's rated R and I made a joke about it when a scene of a woman dropping her robes and crawling into bed with a man came on before starting the DVD. The kid decided to not watch. I will say that is the only sexual thing in this movie, and you see her bare bottom and know very well what they are up to.
The main reason I think this is rated R is for lots of fighting and action, and blood shed, very dark times. But shows the way Theseus' people where treated and his growth from a man into a leader for all and ascension earned to godly status.
I enjoyed learning and questioning the gods involvement, or non-involvement, and the history involved.
The huge fight scene in the end, was amazing!!! When the Gods fight it is Matrix like style, and their gold armor is simply awe watching.
In the end I was amazed with the tale told, the action given, and even left wanting a movie of Theseus' son. Not that the movie ended with a cliffhanger but jumped ahead to show he had a son with potential of a future movie with him and Theseus in it.
The husband found he enjoyed this movie very much as well. There were a few scenes we had to chat about because they happened so fast moving, one of us caught something the other didn't.
Very well done, but be prepared for fighting and blood.