The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is an epic fantasy film and prequel to The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. In The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Bilbo Baggins, a Hobbit, journeys to the Lonely Mountain accompanied by a group of dwarves to reclaim a treasure taken from them by the dragon Smaug. Directed by Peter Jackson and starring Cate Blanchett, Luke Evans, Elijah Wood, Martin Freeman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Andy Serkis, Hugo Weaving, Orlando Bloom, Stephen Fry, Christopher Lee, Evangeline Lilly, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens on December 14, 2012.
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Immortals is a 3D fantasy film produced by the same producers of "300" and directed by Tarsem Singh based loosely on Theseus and the Minotaur and the War of the Titans.
SPOILER WARNING: Plot and/or ending details follow.
Stephen Dorff, Greg Bryk, Henry Cavill and Freida Pinto in "Immortals"
Years after the War of the Titans, King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) declares war on humanity as he leads a bloodthirsty army on a murderous rampage across Greece in search of the Epirus Bow in order to free the Titans.
Zeus (Luke Evans) forbids the gods to save humanity as it is against the ancient laws for the gods to intervene the human war in the form of gods. It is left to Theseus (Henry Cavill) who was secretly chosen by Zeus in his human form (John Hurt) to save his people.
With the help of Phaedra (Freida Pinto of Slumdog Millionaire), an oracle priestess and a thief named Stavros (Stephen Dorff), Theseus has to battle Minotaur-like army and Hyperion soldiers before he finally has the chance to face off with King Hyperion. By then King Hyperion has managed to free the Titans using the Epirus Bow he stole from Theseus.
Despite the incredible visual effects throughout the film, the movies started off too slowly but moved too quickly during the final battle stance. The best part of the film was probably when the gods jump right in to stop the Titans from escaping.
Overall, Immortals is not really so much of immortals. Even, the gods have flaws. After all, even the immortals die and bleed. Like the gods, the film has its share of flaws. Even so, the movie is enjoyable to watch with "300"-style face-off borrowed. It is just not that terrific.
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Tamara Drewe is a comedy about a young newspaper writer who returns to her hometown in the English countryside, where her childhood home is being prepped for sale. Starring Gemma Arterton, Dominic Cooper, Luke Evans, Josie Taylor, Tamara Drewe opens on October 8, 2010.