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Hey folks, Harry here...  Tarsem's IMMORTALS looks absolutely insanely cool to me.  Definitely unlike any mythology flick I've seen before - will it be too gaudy to take in?   I don't think so.   If anyone can be crazy audacious, it's the Gods.   Right?   Here ya go...

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  • Aug. 16, 2011, 3 p.m. CST

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    by Michael_Jacksons_Ghost

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 3 p.m. CST

    And, the movie does look good. Here's hoping.

    by Michael_Jacksons_Ghost

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 3:03 p.m. CST


    by twogunjames

    It has a lot of slow motion jumping. That's for sure. Not so much on the hero annunciating his words though. But, you know, rallying the troops, yelling, jumping, being good looking while doing all of that. It's tough for him.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Gives me a childhood boner...

    by Hector

    based on Greek Mythology alone so i'll watch it. But it does seem a little iffy.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 3:05 p.m. CST

    At The Very Least, It'll Have Some Cool Visuals

    by NeonFrisbee

    I'm more looking forward to Snow White, tho.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 3:05 p.m. CST


    by Olorin222

    This is the same trailer that was released months ago. I see nothing new at all.

  • And then there is Freida Pinto. Always a plus.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Definitely unlike any mythology flick I've seen before

    by eric haislar

    um they mention 300 in the trailer. Hell it looks just like it.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Not new

    by Big K

    This particular trailer is actually not new - we've seen it before. The latest one, including John Hurt's voiceover can be found here:

  • big old "meh" its getting from me, even if Supermans in it.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 3:12 p.m. CST

    This trailer is like four months old...

    by Sardonic

    Just lettin' ya know.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 3:13 p.m. CST

    Great looking movie featuring characters...

    by jimmy_009 won't give a shit about with a cliched, overly produced image every other shot. Hate this director. Should have stuck to music videos.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Is that the ranger's bow?

    by Tomoboto

    from the old Dungeon's and Dragon's cartoon?

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 3:18 p.m. CST

    "Today we clank our shields half-heartedly...

    by jimmy_009

    ...being egged on a by wussy sounding 'hero' giving a big speech." Too bad the casting director didn't choose as well as the Gods. This is what happens when you value pretty people over acting ability.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 3:19 p.m. CST

    No one will show up on opening day.

    by 3774

    Because all of you guys will be too busy masturbating furiously to your pre-ordered copies of Skyrim. This is what i predict.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Other than Mickey Rourke...

    by marineboy

    ...I frankly think the rest of the cast stink.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 3:26 p.m. CST


    by LiquidHotMagma

    Is that how we say "honor" in ancient greece? Caville is this year's Sam Worthington

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Freida Pinto is ridiculously hot.

    by DrBathroomMD

    And that is the only good thing I can say about this. And did I just time travel? This trailer is like 4 months old. It's the same trailer.

  • It looks like a slightly more art-damaged / slightly less gay 300.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 3:39 p.m. CST

    D&D Ranger Bow

    by Cureguy

    That's exactly what I was thinking ksharp. Makes me want to see a live action movie based on the old D&D cartoon even more. The hell with Immortals. I'm sorry that helmet on Rourke looks absolutely ridiculous.

  • ... it has good word of mouth. But I'm not sure its convinced me I need to see it in a theater.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 3:46 p.m. CST

    300 again *yawn*...

    by Flutchy

    ...and Rourke looks like a wolf waiting for little red riding hood to rid him of lice.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 3:46 p.m. CST

    Goos? What the fook is goos. I meant GOOD.

    by Jaka

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 3:51 p.m. CST

    If it fails maybe we can get ROUTH back as Supes.

    by dead youngling

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Stephen Dorff?

    by twogunjames

    Was that Stephen Dorff? REALLY? That guy has made like 2 good movies ever. And really, even that is being generous. He's a terrible actor.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Looks almost exactly like the last trailer

    by D.Vader

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 3:57 p.m. CST

    So Harry embedded the wrong trailer?

    by D.Vader

    I wondered why I didn't hear any "voiceover". For a minute I thought Harry had confused voiceover with onscreen text.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 4:06 p.m. CST

    Sure looks pretty

    by Jonathan Hicks

    But I'm thinking that'll be pretty much it.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 4:10 p.m. CST

    That looks like warmed up dog shit.

    by Eric

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Freida Pinto needs a sandwich

    by kurtisaurus

    ...and to take some acting classes so she can deliver her lines in a way that doesn't sound like a salesperson from the local Gap store.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 4:17 p.m. CST

    gee, from that trailer I wonder what's gonna happen...

    by sadclown

    will our hero vanquish evil? Yeah it's easy to pile on, but it looks like a dumbed down and less interesting version of god of war. Actually, I'd love to see a CGI god of war with avatar-level mocap and world building; actually scrap that and go directly to epic Conan film.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Looks like somebodys cat shit in a catbox. Im not goin

    by Knobules

    Ha ha. I didn.t even watch the trailer. Just jumpin on the bandwagon

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Bad-Ass.... Hard to be too Gaudy with Gods

    by Autodidact

    After seeing that trailer if it was open today I'd go buy a ticket. Hope it's got good 3D. If it's not in 3D that's a shame.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Too 300-y

    by ChicagoRonin

    Loved Tarsem's "The Fall." There's a similar visual eye at work here, but whereas "The Fall" was wonderfully low-tech, relying on locations and cinematography, as well as being full of whimsy and observation, this feels just like another macho sword-fest a la "300." Not necessarily a bad thing, but I can't really get excited about it.

  • ..and this movie is NO exception! haha

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Warmed Up Dog Shit?

    by ThisBethesdaSea

    I shouldn't be shocked at the reactions in this ghetto of an Internet talkback forum. But I am. Now, the second coming I do not expect this film to be but speaking purely as an artist...right now this film is absolutely beautiful in every way, imagery unlike I've ever seen in some ways. Art is tricky, it's many things to many people. Tarsem is a director whose work is style as substance. Of course for many, there has to be something to attach to, something to invest in. And yet, even the fables of old chronicling the days of the Greek Gods were nothing more then entertaining literature of that time. For now, this recreation seems to capture perfectly visually what I think about when I hear the words Zeus, or Greek Gods. Give this a chance.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Good point portland

    by Cureguy

    I think it's because British actors have always portrayed Greeks and Romans going back to famous stage plays even before the advent of motion pictures.So there is an automatic association.It would be refreshing to hear a different accent in an ancient world film. Milius's Conan had American accents and it worked. Jake Gyllenhaal didn't have to have an English accent in Prince of Persia. He could have spoke English but with a Persian accent instead. That would have worked better I think. I don't associate Iranian people as having a cockney English accent. I know there was controversy over casting a Caucasian in that role. A strange and interesting subject.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 4:43 p.m. CST


    by Keith

    Because everyone knows that the ancient Greeks and Romans all came from Buckinghamshire. It's a good question. My guess would be the influence of Shakespeare, i.e. having RP-speaking thespians performing Julius Caesar, Coriolanus et al for several centuries. In North America it ought to have made sense to affect an English accent for Richard III and Henry V*, but to use whatever accent you liked for Julius Caesar, Romeo & Juliet etc. But the thesps probably stuck to one generic English accent for all, and this tradition carried over into Hollywood movies. * - (Even there there's no reason to suppose the modern English accent is any closer to Richard III's than is the modern American accent. There is probably little resemblance to either.)

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 4:50 p.m. CST

    I had that bow in WoW

    by HaterofCrap

    pew pew pew

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Watch Out!

    by HellKing

    I saw the panel at Comic Con. Tarsem Singh says he only cares about visuals not the story.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 5:04 p.m. CST

    I haven't seen this

    by D o o d

    and nor have any intentions of seeing it, as I can guarantee it's another classic case of Style over Substance!

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Cavill can't act.

    by bufordtannen

    Cringe. Does he look like a star? No. He looks like a fairly chiseled average nobody. Superman??? HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

  • I predict that this end up just like "Sucker Punch". Geeks will be ohhing and ahhing about the visuals right up until the day it opens and tanks miserably.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 5:07 p.m. CST

    I will be watching Spinal Tap on this day

    by cenobiteme

    This movie needs more Nigel.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 5:24 p.m. CST

    This looks like complete shit

    by Mr.Vengeance

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Looks good!

    by billF

    I really enjoy movies about Greek Mythology. Can't wait to see it.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 5:44 p.m. CST

    This looks so bad and unfinished.

    by clarntoon

    It's funny how hard they are trying to be 300. However with the lack of angles they are shooting at it just looks bad bad bad. Maybe the director needs a quick peek at How to draw comics the Marvel way.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 5:44 p.m. CST

    This looks so bad and unfinished.

    by clarntoon

    It's funny how hard they are trying to be 300. However with the lack of angles they are shooting at it just looks bad bad bad. Maybe the director needs a quick peek at How to draw comics the Marvel way.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 5:49 p.m. CST

    IDC what anybody saids...

    by Josh

    this movie looks so freaking awesome. I love these visual kind of movies. I lvoe tarsem, I love synder, and bay. So sue me. I love a good thinker movie and comedy too but I mostly did really high concept visual treats. Like sucker punch, scott piligrim.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 5:54 p.m. CST

    So Harry's never seen 300 or Clash of the Titans..either version

    by alienindisguise

    because he thinks this pile of shit looks original.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 6:05 p.m. CST


    by jakethecash

    This has slow motion and is gritty, therefore it is trying to be 300. No body did these things before Snyder.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 6:14 p.m. CST


    by The Atomic Nerd

    something we've all seen before.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 6:19 p.m. CST

    300, 400, 500...

    by bill

    The original 300 was a jaw-dropping splendour, like Sin City, and visually utterly original. But now after CotT, Spartacus TV, and crappy ancient war documentaries on the Made Up History Channel, it's gotten to the point of self-parody, and you actually start to appreciate Meet the Spartans. 3 good points though: 1. kudos to Mickey Rourke for keeping a straight face in that helmet. 2. Frieda Pinto, who could look angelic in a boiler suit and divers helmet. 3. The D&D Ranger's Bow.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Looks like a PG-13 300, I'll pass...

    by ATARI

    or wait until the unrated blu-ray comes out.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 6:50 p.m. CST

    I was wondering when some movie would crib Hank's D&D ranger bow

    by uberfreak

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 7:06 p.m. CST

    seriously Harry? You're going to try again?

    by MurderMostFowl

    AICNers ripped this movie to shreds when we saw the teaser earlier in the year with the stupid magic arrow. Maybe there's a chance there's something of a real story here, but jesus... can you really try to get us to buy into this with "it's new and different?" Lets see... what do we have in this trailer... * The jumping death from above and slowmo crap from 300, * the great panning across massive armies from Troy * The Greek gods using humans as pawns from clash of the titans ( though to be fair this is how its portrayed in traditional greek theater ) * the speech before the battle from Braveheart * the shooting of super arrows from LOTR * Spiderman "with great power comes great responsibility" quote am I missing anything?

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 7:09 p.m. CST

    Looks better than Conan

    by Tom Fremgen

    Conan just looks all wrong, where this looks crazy cool like 300.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 7:10 p.m. CST

    This is the OLD trailer.

    by Stifler's Mom

    about 3 months old.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 7:43 p.m. CST

    This trailer has been out for quite a while now

    by lv_426

    but it does look damn good. Is it just me, or is this what Clash of the Titans should have been like? Anyways, I love the deep bass sound of the magical bow. BWOOAAWWHHH!!!! It reminds me of the sound my schlong makes when I gets me a boner.

  • Besides Ridley Scott, who is busy with Prometheus now, who else other than Tarsem could do DUNE justice?

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Not buying Cavill's "rally the troops" voice

    by diseptikon

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 8:19 p.m. CST

    A lot of flat angles

    by Erotic Oven

    and blue screen backdrops. I'm going to have to pass on this, based on visual dullness alone. Was the whole movie shot in a studio? Sure looks like it.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 8:22 p.m. CST

    Life is better in slo homo mo

    by Nabster

    enough with the slo mo of glistening men. This looks fucking horrible. The Cell was an over directed piece of shit, so I have not faith this will be any better.

  • This is the guy that LOVED Green Lantern. The dude loves it all.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 8:37 p.m. CST


    by torontoxic

    The base. Its in my face.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 8:38 p.m. CST

    I Love Lynch's DUNE, But I'd See Tarsem's DUNE

    by NeonFrisbee

    I know Lynch's DUNE has lotsa "hatahs", but I think it's great. Even if it's clunky, it looks and sounds amazing. As I re-read the novels, that's the design ideas I have in my head.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 8:44 p.m. CST

    crab pincer helmet ruins it for me.

    by chronicallydepressedlemming

    it doesn't look menacing. It looks impractical and hilarious.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 8:49 p.m. CST

    I don't know how anyone can say this looks good. It looks AWFUL.

    by J.B.M.A.

    Terrible visual aesthetic (perpetual twilight?) which is nothing more than a cheap 300 rip off. Silly dialogue we've seen played better in other films. Horrible slo-mo nonsense. And Rourke is a giant bunny. Utter wank if that trailer is anything to go by.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 8:57 p.m. CST

    So who plays the Eggplant Wizard?

    by Nice Marmot

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 9:21 p.m. CST

    I predict about an hour of this turd will be in homo slomo

    by alienindisguise

  • Seriously the CGI is laughable and it looks and sounds like a homemade fanfilm. There's nothing new here.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 9:37 p.m. CST

    Ditch the green screen and do some actual location shoots

    by cgih8r

    you know the way real film makers used to do it back when audiences were smarter and harder to please.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 10:15 p.m. CST

    I've voiced it once and I'll voice it again

    by D o o d

    There is nothing jaw dropping about this apart from Frida Pinto's dodgy acting (don't know what I mean..? watch her acting in Rise of the Apes!) Tarsem has proved to me several times that he cannot deliver a cohesive narrative. Someone above mentioned that at Comicon, he admitted to being all about the visuals. Well he's proved that several times and in each case it was like watching wallpaper dry!

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 10:42 p.m. CST


    by Ben_Richards_Bomb_Collar

    Skyrim > 300 Part II

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 11:14 p.m. CST

    Can't believe Tarsem is still getting work.

    by Flip63Hole

    My dog's a better storyteller...

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 11:19 p.m. CST

    Uh, this ISN'T the new trailer

    by Winston Smith

    Jesus Harry you fucking idiot, do you even BOTHER to do your job and check the actual trailer? Jesus H, you're a moron, please, give up this site to people who actually give a shit. There IS a new trailer, that was before Cap (at least where I saw it) and has a cool shot of these statues collapsing. This is NOT that trailer. And 11-11-11 will be the day Skyrim emerges and changes the world forever after...

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 11:20 p.m. CST

    13th Warrior

    by Winston Smith

    Is one of the most underrated movies ever made. Best viking film ever made, and one of the best medieval movies I've ever seen.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 11:25 p.m. CST

    Looks like someone wrapped forks around Mickey's head

    by CherryValance

    If this movie is going to be as good as 300, I'll pass. I sat through the whole thing and still couldn't tell you what the plot was. Something like "Let's go fight some guys."... "Okay"

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 11:40 p.m. CST

    13th Warrior is underrated indeed

    by lv_426

    Both The 13th Warrior and Outlander took the Beowulf mythology and created two really cool lower key but badass medieval action flicks. It's kinda funny that the best Beowulf movies are two films that take the legend and alter the telling but stay pretty faithful to the period that the Beowulf story came from. 13th Warrior + Outlander > Zemeckis' mo-cap Beowulf

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 11:52 p.m. CST

    +1 for 13th Warrior.

    by chronicallydepressedlemming

    Great movie.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 12:13 a.m. CST

    11-11-11?!! Um, a little game called SKYRIM releases on 11-11-11!

    by antonphd

    Nobody who would see this movie is going to be going to the movies on 11-11-11 because they will all be locked away playing Skyrim.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 12:13 a.m. CST

    This Looks So Exquisitely Redundant and Shitty

    by Crow3711

    It's hard for me to wrap my head around how anyone could think this looks cool at all. This will be an absolutely terrible film. "For those people who thought the ratio of style over substance wasn't substantial enough in 300, come see Immortals!"

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 12:13 a.m. CST

    @ ben_richards_bomb_collar

    by 3774

    i ment it as a joke. Thanks for a confirmation!

  • looks a bit cheap for a full-budget movie, though. just some clichees in front of a green screen. move along, nothing to see here.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 12:35 a.m. CST

    Guys I'm welling up from the hate for this movie

    by D o o d

    I thought I was the only one that saw through this kind of shitty green screen tragedy! get it? greek tragedy, green screen tragedy..? oh I give up!

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 1:14 a.m. CST

    New Immortals trailer looks like the old one to me

    by DiscreetFighterAlpha

    Because it is. It still looks cool, just stop being asleep at the wheel and give the actual new one when it comes out. c'mon, AICN! You're supposed to be on top of this stuff.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 1:31 a.m. CST

    Looks likeTarsem is channeling his inner Zack Snyder

    by inkingeekX

    Which is sad both because I believe Tarsem to be a talented, if a little misguided, director and because one Zack Snyder is one too many. Here's hoping it bombs...not because I wish Tarsem any misfortune, but because anything that could possibly through a wrench in the upcoming Superman abortion is welcome...

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 1:34 a.m. CST

    as for the Tarsem detractors...

    by inkingeekX

    I agree, his storytelling is a bit Dodgy-but I saw glimpses of greatness from him in The Fall

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 1:35 a.m. CST

    oooooooooh...yellow AND brown, in the same movie?

    by virgin_eyeballs

    mind blown.

  • Who's the little bitch playing Zeus? Zeus shouldn't look like the kind of guy I could slap around. Also, this trailer makes it clear to me that Cavill is absolutely wrong for Superman, not that I didn't know that already, but now I'm certain. I've not seen him in much else, but, using this trailer as my reference, it looks like he can't act as way into a sick day from school...

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 1:55 a.m. CST

    Loving the energy bow

    by Jonathan Hicks

    Nice to see Hank the Ranger still getting work.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 2:38 a.m. CST

    WTF! How can people complain about this? Looked awesome!

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    Give me a Norse gods and viking epic like this and I'll be happy... like... a lot...

  • Only retarded 8 year olds will watch this and think it's awesome.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 3:10 a.m. CST

    This clip is a thousand times more entertaining

    by Calastir Besides, I'll also be waxing my wiener to Skyrim that day.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 4:02 a.m. CST

    Hercules censoring people who break news before him.

    by raptorjesusgonnafuckherc

    hercules has repeatedly been deleting my account, which was under the name of raptorjesusisback. I didn't do anything wrong, nor did I break any rule or term of service on the site, except to make a crack about how Herc doesn't understand what a dramedy is (talkback here: although all criticisms of herc have been deleted). I then posted this link in the breaking bad talkback at 10:04pm, where Herc took my information to update the story, then deleted my account and all posts by 11pm. I informed herc of this news, bur rather than thank me for the update, he simply erased my existence. I don't understand how this site abides by such censorship. People can say what they like, but if a mod has a personal issue then they can abuse their power? I even contacted harry for a response, but received none. What has happened to AICN, in that petty bitchy little moderators are allowed to steal information without attribution and silence those who provide it? You know what would be nice, is an answer from Harry, but far nothing. What do you think talkbackers? Acceptable?

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 4:04 a.m. CST

    This looks weak...

    by BNITT

    ...a fight Captain Panaka would defiinitely win!

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 4:05 a.m. CST

    Mickey Rourke looks fucking ridiculous.

    by buggerbugger

    And that costume he's wearing looks fucking ridiculous, too.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 5:19 a.m. CST

    Rourke's gone back to rubbish

    by james_cameron_raped_my_childhood

    He surfaced long enough to remind everyone how good he is, but would rather settle for paychecks to buy more chihuahuas.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 5:29 a.m. CST

    Definitely unlike any mythology flick I've seen before

    by Wookie_Weed

    300, Clash Of The Titans ... nup, never seen slow-mo mythological action before.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 5:30 a.m. CST

    Mickey Rourke IS the Easter Bunny

    by Wookie_Weed

    Watched Angel Heart the other day. That was the real Mickey Rourke. Immortals is just a paycheck for him.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 5:36 a.m. CST

    re: 13th Warrior -- I recommend Beowulf & Grendel with Gerard Butler

    by Wookie_Weed

    Pretty decent movie, but the Icelandic weather caused major production problems and it never got to be as good as it should have been. Sturla Gunnarsson is a terrific cinematographer, but he was cutting his director teeth on B&G and it shows. Worth watching though.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 6:42 a.m. CST

    Tarsem is indeed a shitty director

    by Nabster

    At least Snyder appears to get a little better. Tarsem is just a hack who over directs every shot and makes everything look cheap and idiotic. I hope this flops, but the 300 crowd will probably be there.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 6:52 a.m. CST

    @ liquidhotmagma

    by rubbermonkey

    No, in ancient Greece spoke "honour" as γεραίρω. Modern English didn't exist. Is suppose we just have to imagine that the characters are speaking Greek. It also takes a lot of imagining that this movie will be any good.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 6:55 a.m. CST


    by rubbermonkey

    I meant, "the ancient Greeks spoke..." and "I suppose..."

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 7:18 a.m. CST

    You should all be very very worried...

    by AllThosePowers

    ...his unconvincing speech and delivery of what little dialogue heard in the trailers, gives me great concern; for the Man of Steel will be being played by a 'man of wood' Superman is gonna suck!! I can tell you right now. Just listen to his fucking voice, it's embarrassing!

  • Of course it looks super fake and cheesy. But it looks gorgeously super fake and cheesy (not unlike Sin City). Like I said before, it looks like a more art damaged / less gay 300 (300 being the gayest movie of the decade; gayer than Brokeback, gayer than gay porn). Of course, the whole thing could very easily suck as bad as THE WORST movie of 2011 (I'm looking at you Sucked Punch), but this trailer looks interesting to me.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 7:36 a.m. CST

    Genre fans calling this DOA

    by Arteska

    Are the definition of self loathing

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 7:40 a.m. CST

    Couldn't follow the plot of 300???

    by NightArrows

    cherryvalance are you slow? Retarded? Or just really fucking stupid?

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 7:41 a.m. CST

    the main question is...will we see freida pinto naked

    by Waka_Flocka

    i hope so

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 7:46 a.m. CST

    You're fucking crazy

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    Cra-zay Seriously, how is this visually compelling except in the sense it is a 300 rip-off? Terrible.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 8:03 a.m. CST

    Another movie with cgi armies and a motivational speaker

    by proevad

    I would rather live in a van down by the river than watch this shit. I'm shocked Tarsem did this. He's a shitty director, but his films always looked original. Til now.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 8:35 a.m. CST

    Hell the first few seconds has the scantilly clad writhing women from

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    300 except this time they're in red. Hell, they've got Dorf. They've got the bow from the Dungeons and Dragons cartoon. They've got the Braveheart speech. This will be a decent enough rental, but it is not original by any stretch of the imagination.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 8:35 a.m. CST

    Zach Snyder should sue their balls...

    by Rocketman

    ...even some of the camera angles are identical to those used in 300

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 8:37 a.m. CST

    Give me a real Theseus on a quest. Moving the stone

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Finding the minotaur. Being a dumbass and forgetting to change his sails.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 8:59 a.m. CST

    Could Skyrim really affect the opening of this movie?

    by Somerichs

    I'm asking honestly, I'm not big into gaming and I'd never heard of it til going thru this talkback. But if it's as popular as it apparently seems to be, could it actually affect the opening of a movie? <p> It would be a pretty frickin' big deal if a movie company shifted an opening date because of the release of a game, and an acknowledgment that movies are no longer the kings of the entertainment world as far as where most folks choose to spend their entertainment money...we shall see!

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 9:26 a.m. CST

    @ somerichs

    by 3774

    i think they will eventually, if not now. This is a 'perfect storm' of coincidences, tho. Higher-tier games typically have a development budget of about $40 million, and a lead time up to two years. Skyrim has now pushed beyond four years of development, with a sky-high budget presumably adjusted accordingly, since no one will say what the cost is anymore. You guys here are the golden goose demographic. There's only so much gold all of you have that they can squeeze out at the same time. Now that games are pushing that level of cost, and chasing after the exact same genre demographic, it's inevitable that they're going to conflict. Question is, will it make a difference if they try to cock block each other getting to you?

  • I *might* see this in the theatre if the reviews are good. If they're just so-so, I'll probably wait for dvd. I think this kinda screams "dvd/netflix" to mainstream audiences. So if the fantasy audience isn't into it, or is distracted by another big fantasy device / toy / sad girlfriend substitute, then this is surely destined for failure. I still think it looks pretty neat. At least worth a look. Even though Sucked Punch sucked, I thought the video game cutscene parts looked cool.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 11:34 a.m. CST

    Harry: Fuck off. This trailer has been out for donkey's ages.

    by Emperor

    Please stop wasting people's time with your eventual 'catching-on' outbursts. This trailer has been out since before my grandma gave birth to my mother. Thanks for wasting my time.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Can you say 'straight to dvd'? FAIL

    by Arkhaminmate001

    If i were in charge of Superman movie i'd be finding Routh's number about now.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Looks like someone stole the God of War movie minus Kratos.

    by ganymede3010

    I still want to see it though.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 1:52 p.m. CST

    Can't stand this guy

    by Billy_D_Williams

    Tarsem is the poster child for shallow filmmakers...all visuals, nothing below the surface. He makes Zac Snyder look like fuckin' David Lean.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Frieda Pinto is quite possibly the worst actor in hollywood

    by Nabster

    She can't deliver a line to save her life. Lifeless and plastic. Stop casting this bitch in movies.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Talkbacker animosity strikes back

    by drwilliamweir

    Tarsem has directed two films and he's certainly not a hack. The Cell, which was interesting but flawed, and The Fall, which is frankly one of the best films of the last decade. Shallow? Not really, it's a beautifully shot tale where the visuals help tell the story, often subtly so. And two superb central performances. I'm betting half of you haven't even seen it? Hack? Really? Do you even know what the definition of a hack is? He has a definite vision and right now I think decrying Immortals before you even really know the story or, frankly, anything (trailers can mis-sell films) is pretty, well, idiotic (to use the same black/white speak that's ever more prevalent on here). Sure, claim the trailer doesn't have promise, point out the similarities to 300, but after the sheer beauty of The Fall I'm willing to cut the guy some slack.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 3:25 p.m. CST


    by D o o d

    so once again, you're a Tarsem fan and all you speak of is the visuals. Quite frankly even if it was only the visuals, they're not all that great either. Dated and cliched. Talk to us about Tarsem's lack of ability to tell a narrative. His films are boring and all he concentrates on is the visuals. He is, at the end of the day, a commercials director!

  • Put up the right link or take this story down you mountainous sloth.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Tarsem is a glorified perfume commercial director

    by Nabster

    The guy is flat out garbage.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 6:05 p.m. CST

    300 with less plot

    by FrodoFraggins

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Wake Me When This Tired Trend Is Over...

    by Grinning White Skull


  • Aug. 17, 2011, 9:55 p.m. CST

    Was never into mythology of any kind.

    by pr0g2west

    So I will pass on this one. Fell asleep during 300. I just don't get where all the excitement comes from. If they are immortals, then they can never die right? I like heros that are real and vulnerable...batman, indiana jones, etc. Mabey im just not intelligent enough to understand or appreciate mythology, never really took the time to study it because frankly it just bores me. However I have a very open if anybody cares to explain why this will be a good movie, then im all ears.

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 1:39 a.m. CST


    by CherryValance

    I couldn't be bothered to pay attention. I didn't see it in the theater. I saw it on DVD and I just ended up thinking about other stuff. Example: "Did I leave the iron on?"

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 5:26 a.m. CST

    Throw in a hot female so this doesn't look like a cock fest....

    by sam jacksons wig

    ...some pretty decent money shots (tidal wave) but all in all it just looks like a vaccuous mess with very little to tempt all but the insanely masochistic. What amazes me is that it ever got off the ground when here are so many more interesting projects out there in development hell. Clash of the titans and 300 have a lot to fucking answer for!!!!

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 5:57 a.m. CST

    Erm, no, d o o d, The Fall was great outside of visuals too

    by drwilliamweir

    Tarsem used the visuals in The Fall to tell a good story. The visuals were as part of the story as was the script and acting - all together a fantastic movie because it blended together a great idea, a great visual style, fine writing and emotion. That's why it worked. The Cell didn't work because ultimately it was the shell of Seven crammed into a sci fi structure that didn't suit it. It was a somewhat empty but beautiful looking movie. Hardly a "fan", but you can't deny The Fall's a super film. I'm more less likely to bring down the hammer on something pre-emptively off the back of something like that.

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 7:15 a.m. CST

    Mickey Rourke, Freida Pinto and Tarsem? Good enough for me.

    by AsimovLives

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 7:17 a.m. CST

    drwilliamweir you are right about THE FALL.

    by AsimovLives

    And remember, THE FALL was entirely self-financed by Tarsem himself. The man wanted to prove to everybody else (and himself as well, i bet) that he's more then just the dude who made a pretty but shallow movie THE CELL. And as for me, he proved himself brillantly. Can't wait for IMMORTALS and SNOW WHITE.

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 7:18 a.m. CST

    frodofraggins, 300 had a plot? That's news to me.

    by AsimovLives

  • If i didn't knew who was directing this movie, "from the producers of 300" crap would had killed any interest i could had in this movie. Since when boasting you produced 300 is a godo thing? That's the type of shit one should be embaraced about. Just take the money and pretend you had nothing to do with it. "Producer of 300" is definatly not the type of infamy shit one would want carved on his own tombstone.

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 3:59 p.m. CST

    The Fall

    by D o o d

    it wasn't as bad as The Cell but it was still a boring movie. What can I say, I don't really care for self indulgent movie making. It's like a DJ playing to himself!

  • he failed miserably. Tarsem is a big bag of suck.