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November 17th, 2011

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08:31 pm - Immortals
Last Sunday I saw the movie Immortals with my lovely wifelisbet and Grovemate, robsteiner. If you are any sort practitioner of Greek religion you will most likely hate this move. As with 300 they didn't even try to recreate anything remotely close to the myth. The license they took was egregious. They only mentioned three gods by name. The rest I had no clue as to who they were. There was only one goddess, Athena.

However I enjoyed the movie. The clever use of a "minotaur" in the "labyrinthe" was interesting. The fight scenes were spectacular and we got to see one of the hottest asses ever.

But the main reason I love this movie was the gods. For once, the gods in this movie did not look down upon humans, or turned out to be evil thus indicating that the Christian God was superior. These gods, while looking a bit androgynous, felt that humans' free will was important and didn't want to interfere with that free will. Finally a movie that accurately portrays gods correctly. Sure these gods broke the rules a bit in awesome ways, but still, the idea was there. The gods had faith in humanity. This was completely refreshing and I really enjoyed seeing this. I will buy this movie just for this reason (well maybe for the ass too).

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Date:November 18th, 2011 04:43 am (UTC)
I admit I' m still on the fence about ever watching this one. I do get that they're basing the visuals on Renaissance-era paintings rather than anything ancient, and it's not like this is the first work of art to have its own take on the gods of the Hellenes. At least it sounds better than the newer Clash of the Titans. >8)
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Date:November 18th, 2011 07:38 am (UTC)
Ugh! The new Clash of the Titans is not on my List of Awesome.

I am curious as to whose ass is so awesome that you will buy a movie to see it again? ;) (Admittedly avoids all previews because they spoil too much. I also don't read the backs of movies or books very often)
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Date:November 18th, 2011 12:56 pm (UTC)
Well the ass was of Phaedra, the female lead, although she used a body double.

But the main reason I would buy it is the attitude of the Gods towards humanity. In Clash of the Titans they were adversarial. In this movie they are much better and actually care about humanity.
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Date:November 18th, 2011 05:47 pm (UTC)
At the same time, in CotT, the human attitude toward the gods was also adversarial. Perhaps it is best to simply walk away from this one and ponder what would actually happen to the gods if we truly stopped needing them.
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Date:November 18th, 2011 12:58 pm (UTC)
In my opinion it is a lot better that Clash of the Titans.

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