Eons after the Gods won their mythic struggle against the Titans, a new evil threatens the land.
Mad with power, King Hyperion 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 comes forth as their only hope.
Secretly chosen by Zeus, Theseus must save his people from Hyperion and his hordes.
As you would expect from an artist such as Tarsem Singh (a director who extends his name by one word each movie), the film is beautiful to look at. And in one instance, I was expecting something more arty than 300, the film it's destined to be compared to.
Then we meet the characters and it's back to basics really.
I cannot fault the acting, it's brilliant and Cavill and Rourke seem to be having a blast, and the support too is spot on.
It's just that in between all the psychedelic images we see on scree, there is dialogue so clunky and inane, it's very hard to swallow.
The fight scenes are okay, but it's nothing you haven't seen before, and the basic story is something straight out of Harry Hamlins loin cloth.
But thanks to a tremendous turn from Rourke and some of the years finest imagery, Immortals is one of those films you can just sit back, and go with it.
And the 3D doesn't hurt either, it really shows that in the right hands, 3D could be something wonderful, and not a gimmick.