A Henry Cavill Mythological Movie Is Ripping Up The Streaming Charts

Henry Cavill's 2011 fantasy movie Immortals is in the top ten most streamed movies on Hulu.

By Melissa Murphy | Published

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Recently the 2011 classic fantasy-adventure movie Immortals starring Henry Cavill has risen up the charts. Currently, the film is currently in the top ten most streamed movies on Hulu. Whether you love it or hate it, there is no denying the following the movie has amassed over the years and its current resurgence. 

Directed by Tarsem Singh and starring Henry Cavill, Stephen Dorff, Luke Evans, John Hurt, Isabel Lucas, Kellan Lutz, Freida Pinto, Joseph Morgan, Daniel Sharman, and Mickey Rourke, this film was set up to be a success. Its box office earnings topped over $226 million but it was met with mixed reviews from critics. 

The film is ripe with motifs from Greek mythology. While the movie does not follow any specific myth, it features a mix of characters that are familiar to anyone dabbling in ancient Greek mythology. 

The film’s title went through three iterations before landing on Immortals. Both Dawn of War and War of the Gods were considered before landing on the name moviegoers know it today. However, each title would have been just as fitting for the action that takes place within the film. 

The movie stars Henry Cavill as the peasant Theseus and follows 12 Olympian Gods in their fight to save humanity. The villain in the story is King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) who decided to declare war on humanity and amass a huge army to help defeat them. 

As this bloodthirsty tyrant works to find the Epirus Bow, a weapon of extreme power that will allow him to awaken the Titans, the 12 Gods can only watch. Forced to adhere to strict ancient rules, the Gods cannot interfere with the struggles of mankind, until Theseus comes along. 

Hand-picked by Zeus himself, Henry Cavill must defeat the tyrant King Hyperion and save humanity. Together with a band of misfits, including Priestess Phaedra (Freida Pinto) and the cunning slave Stavros (Stephen Dorff), Theseus takes on King Hyperion’s army. 

The movie is full of daring special effects, and thrilling fight scenes, and follows the classic underdog story. Viewers get to watch at the edge of their seats as Henry Cavill and crew take on beings far more powerful than they are for the sake of humanity. 

Despite its ongoing popularity, the film was initially met with criticism. Critics pocked holes in the film’s storytelling and felt the characters were two-dimensional and lack development throughout the film. Others praised Tarsem’s direction and the stunning visuals and costumes used. 

The clear star of the film is Henry Cavill, the mortal hero who sits at the heart of the story. The star was already well-known when the movie hit theaters having been in films like Blood Creek and The Count of Monte Cristo. However, the actor notes how his role in Immortals prepared him for his career to come. 

Since the film premiered in 2011, Henry Cavill has taken on larger roles. He is best known for playing Superman in Man of Steel and Geralt of Riveria in The Witcher. Henry recalls his time on the Immortals set working with a green screen prepared him for the rest of his career. Whether you love or hate Immortals, we can all be happy that it set Henry Cavill up for the ground-breaking roles he has given us in the years since.