Favorite greek mythology movie

Isabelle

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What is your favorite Greek mythology movie? I don't think there are actually a whole lot, but one of my favorites is Clash of the Titans. The new version was pretty good with all the special effects, but I actually prefer the original 1981 version. :)
 

Myrddin

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I don't have one. All the Greek myth based movies I've seen so far have been too inaccurate for me to like them much at all, really.
 

Nadai

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I watched Sinbad with my kids the other day. It was a really good movie, the antagonist was Eris the goddess of discord. There were mosters like the Sirens and...some giant bird thing. I'm pretty sure Sinbad's character was voiced by Brad Pitt.
 

Nadai

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I don't have one. All the Greek myth based movies I've seen so far have been too inaccurate for me to like them much at all, really.
When Percy Jackson came out I watched it with my family and spent the entire time pointing out the inconsistencies between myth and movie.;) I couldn't help it!:oops:
 

Myrddin

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...some giant bird thing. I'm pretty sure Sinbad's character was voiced by Brad Pitt.
Maybe a harpy? A harpy has the head of a woman, and body of a bird. Or was the whole creature bird? Brad Pitt sounds right as Sinbad.
 

Myrddin

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When Percy Jackson came out I watched it with my family and spent the entire time pointing out the inconsistencies between myth and movie.;) I couldn't help it!:oops:
I couldn't help but notice everything that was wrong with it. Friendly centaurs, interacting with the humans (or demi gods) (they're supposed to be arrogant and less than friendly), for example. The movie just bugged me on many levels. (Don't get me started on their depiction of Medusa.)
 

Nadai

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Maybe a harpy? A harpy has the head of a woman, and body of a bird. Or was the whole creature bird? Brad Pitt sounds right as Sinbad.
It was a giant blue and white bird...a snow bird I think they called it, but I can't remember.
 

Nadai

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I couldn't help but notice everything that was wrong with it. Friendly centaurs, interacting with the humans (or demi gods) (they're supposed to be arrogant and less than friendly), for example. The movie just bugged me on many levels. (Don't get me started on their depiction of Medusa.)
I agree entirely. Every aspect of the movie was wrong. Starting with the fact that, after the Trojan War, the gods swore that they would no longer interact with human affairs, including having relationships with them. Gods can't break their oaths or they will lose their god powers and, inevitably be killed, I'm pretty sure they wouldn't risk it for a few dozen flings.
I liked the centaurs in Harry Paotter. They were much better depictions of the mythological version.
 

Myrddin

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I liked the centaurs in Harry Paotter. They were much better depictions of the mythological version.
I assume that's all you mean by "liking" them. Because, yes, they are much closer to how they are originally depicted, by, in my opinion, being no where near likeable, and extremely arrogant. (I hate the entire lot of them with the exception of Firenze -- Firenze I like.) Like in myth though, there is one centaur who breaks from the rest of the herd by actually trying to be friendly (Firenze).
 

Nadai

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I assume that's all you mean by "liking" them. Because, yes, they are much closer to how they are originally depicted, by, in my opinion, being no where near likeable, and extremely arrogant. (I hate the entire lot of them with the exception of Firenze -- Firenze I like.) Like in myth though, there is one centaur who breaks from the rest of the herd by actually trying to be friendly (Firenze).
That's what I meant;)
 
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