Tarsem Singh succeeded in making the film looking beautiful but could have paid more attention on the script and its screenplay.The plot itself had nothing new to it.It has a straightforward plot which in this case Theseus wants to kill Hyperion to save the humanity and to avenge for his mother.Yelling by the characters could have been reduced and the sex scene was unnecessary.I felt the sex scene was included just for the purpose of having a possible sequel to the film.There were some beautiful scene in in the film such as the scene before the riot when the oracles starts to pray and the scene where Phaedra feeds water to the exhausted Theseus by the dripping water from her mouth.
Stephen Dorf did a okay job as the sidekick of Theseus but it was John Hurt in a very small role that shines.He plays the old man(Zeus in disguised) who trains Theseus.I found Mickey Rourke as the antagonist convincing although as the gods he is also always wearing a mask and always yelling or spitting.
Everyone and everything looks immaculate .The village where Theseus lives looks simple but breathtaking.The village looks like it is a part of the mountain.The set designs of the film is at the top notch.The almost circular design of the building where the slaves stop to drink the water and the heaven where the gods sit and views the world looks fresh and different.
The costumes of the gods especially during the battle looks amazing.the golden metal shields and the different headpiece to distinguish the gods looks modern and very creative.the costume of Phaedra is probably the best costumes of the film.Only Phaedra's costume had some colour while other are seen wearing in a golden or brown tones.The red costume worn by Phaedra when she accidentally touched Theseus(look below) and the costume she wore during the end of the film,the mustard coloured one looks awesome.I smell Oscar nod for Eiko Ishioska for his amazing job in the film.
Possible Oscar contender for
Best Costume Design
Best Visual Effects
Best Art Direction
My score: B