Coming to theaters on the auspicious date of 11-11-11, Immortals is a combination of a lot of things we generally like: actors like Mickey Rourke, John Hurt and future Superman Henry Cavill, a very visual story about men with swords beating the shit out of each other, and most of all director Tarsem Singh, he of The Cell and The Fall and the kind of visuals that make you wonder if you'll ever be able to look at movies the same way again.

But for some reason, none of that seems to be clicking together yet for Immortals, which is such a blatant attempt to cash in on 300's success that every single trailer crows "from the producers of 300." They've got all the elements they need-- a dark-haired, muscular hero holding a sword, teeming armies running after each other, sepia-toned photography and some badass special effects. But even after two trailer and a Comic Con panel< it's still unclear to me what the movie is about, beyond the fact that Henry Cavill has been sent by the gods to save us all, and he has the abs and flowing brown hair to get the job done.

Now there's a new trailer that explains a little bit more by way of copious voiceover, but it all still seems a bit muddled to me. There are enough striking visuals thrown in there, though, to make it seem like it might be worthwhile anyway-- after all, did any of us really follow the plot of The Fall all the way through? Unfortunately the video isn't embeddable at all, but click the image below to play it at MSN.

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