When it comes to tragedy, the Ancient Greeks really got things right first time. Brutal murders and treacherous betrayals were commonplace in the theatres of Athens, with bloodthirsty audiences keen to see death and drama by the bucketload. This US flick aims to exploit all the bloodlust and honour of the Greek empire with scenes of epic battles. Mickey Rourke plays murderous King Hyperion, who leads his aggressive Heraklion army across the continent in search of the long-lost Bow of Epirius – which holds magical powers enough to overthrow the Gods of Olympus. Of course, opposition comes knocking, in the form of vengeful stonemason Theseus (Henry Cavill). With an 18+ rating – and the option to watch in full-blown 3D – this isn’t likely to be one for the faint-hearted.
|Stars:||Henry Cavill, Stephen Dorff, Luke Evans, Isabel Lucas, Kellan Lutz, Joseph Morgan, Freida Pinto, John Hurt, Mickey Rourke|
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