Gods and mortals tangle in this classic mythological tale told with sumptuous style and up-to-date action. Director Tarsem Singh is known for his lavish and inventive visual expression and he’s applied his unique images to this stuffy story. Theseus (Henry Cavill) is a peasant who leads the mortals in battle against a bloodthirsty king (Mickey Rourke). The buff golden gods occasionally drop in from Olympus and their final scene kicks some cool CGI butt. The dialogue is stodgy and the drama slows the pace, but the violent action and the imaginative look make it fun to watch.
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