Immortals is a 2011 3D action fantasy adventure film directed by Tarsem Singh and starring Henry Cavill, Freida Pinto, and Mickey Rourke. The film also stars Luke Evans, Kellan Lutz, Joseph Morgan, Stephen Dorff, Alan Van Sprang, Isabel Lucas, and John Hurt. The film was previously named Dawn of Warand War of the Gods before being officially named Immortals, and is loosely based on the Greek myths of Theseus and the Minotaur and the Titanomachy.
Hyperion (Mickey Rourke), King of Crete, declares war on humanity after the Gods fail to answer his prayers to save his family from illness, and starts searching for the Epirus Bow, a powerful weapon created by the God of War Ares (Daniel Sharman), which he intends to use to release the Titans from Mount Tartarus and destroy the human race.
Hyperion attacks several holy places in search of the Epirus Bow, and after kidnapping a virgin oracle priestess called Phaedra (Freida Pinto) to help him, advances towards a nearby village, where the young Theseus (Henry Cavill) lives with his mother. Theseus’ mother conceived him after being raped, and he is thus considered a bastard and prevented from evacuating the village with its other inhabitants by the soldier Lysander (Joseph Morgan). Theseus defeats him in combat, which he was taught by an old man (John Hurt), and Lysander is discharged by his commanding officer. Infuriated, he offers his services to Hyperion.
The old man is actually Zeus (Luke Evans) in disguise. He meets with Ares, Poseidon (Kellan Lutz), Athena (Isabel Lucas), Apollo (Corey Sevier) andHeracles (Steve Byers), and they discuss the fact that they can’t directly interfere with the conflict, only provide the humans the ways to win the battle by themselves. Meanwhile, Theseus returns to the village only to discover that Hyperion and his army have already attacked. Hyperion murders Theseus’ mother in front of him and sends him to work as a slave in the mines, where Theseus befriends another prisoner, the thief Stavros (Stephen Dorff).
Phaedra has a vision of Theseus fighting Hyperion after accidentally touching him and tells Stavros to make sure Theseus is always by his side. She and the other captured oracles later start a riot, in which she, Theseus, and Stravros escape alongside other slaves. Theseus decides to go after Hyperion and the others follow him. They attack a boat filled with Hyperion’s men, but are overpowered. They are however rescued when Poseidon causes a tidal wave which knocks Hyperion’s men out. On their way out, Phaedra has a vision that Theseus needs to return to his village and bury his mother, which he does.
In the process, he finds the Epirus Bow, but is attacked by Hyperion’s soldier, the Minotaur, who was warned of Theseus’ presence by Lysander, while the others are attacked by soldiers. Theseus finally defeats the Minotaur and rescues his allies using the Epirus Bow, before collapsing due to being poisoned by the Minotaur. Phaedra takes him to her house, where she cures him and they have sex, which causes her to lose her premonitory powers.
The group returns to Phaedra’s temple, only to discover that it is filled with Hyperion’s soldiers. They capture the group and steal the Epirus Bow, forcing Ares to intervene and save them. Zeus, infuriated, is forced to kill Ares, while Athena is able to provide horses for the group, which they use to ride to Mount Tartarus, under attack by Hyperion’s forces. Hyperion releases the Titans using the Epirus Bow, and they are confronted by the Gods, while Theseus and his allies join forces with the Athenian army present.
Theseus enters the temple and fights Hyperion. He is stabbed multiple times, but is able to kill Hyperion by stabbing him in the neck before dying. Meanwhile, the Gods are overpowered by the Titans, who kill Apollo, Poseidon, and Heracles and mortally wound Athena. Before Zeus returns to Mount Olympus with her, he collapses the temple upon the Titans, killing them as well as most of Hyperion’s forces, while the rest are imprisoned by the Athenians.
Theseus is welcomed into Mount Olympus by the Gods for his sacrifice, and is awarded with a son from his night with Phaedra. The boy inherits his mother’s premonitions and is trained by the Old Man in mastering them after discovering that, in the future, there’ll be a war between the Gods and the Titans, with Theseus leading the Gods in battle on Mount Olympus.