Photo-medley fresco: Mickey Rourke, Henry Cavill, Freida Pinto
Kathleen Murphy writes:Full disclosure: I belong to that oft-referenced "cult" that rates Tarsem Singh's The Fall (2006) as a singularly beautiful celebration of storytelling and its near-mythic power to create worlds so fantastic they could exist only in the imagination. Even Tarsem's first film, The Cell (2000), unreeling in the fecund mind of a serial killer, contains moments of mad splendor. Sad to say, Immortals, a sprawling epic cobbled out of faux-Greek mythology, exposes the limitations of this ambitious director's ultra-stylized approach to film design. Almost every shot gobsmacks the eye, but its impact stands alone, never carrying over to the next image, accumulating narrative momentum and meaning. This monumental tale of warring gods and men is a beautiful, dead thing, bereft of organic or kinetic life.
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