Enjoyable and frustrating at the same time!
I want to begin by saying I am Greek and the movie just opened in
Greece two days ago. So there are two parts of me writing this
review... One if the logical part that reviews the film as a film...
the other is me as a Greek.
As a film, it was enjoyable. Maybe it would have been more so if I was
15 or so (I am over 30 ;)), the teenagers in the theater were VERY
happy and clapped in excitement very often. The CGI was not perfect,
you could tell it was CGI, kind of like you could tell in Xena or
Hercules, kind of low(er) budget but definitely OK and presentable. So
all in all an enjoyable film but nothing I would buy on DVD or would
Now, what I didn't like was the butchering of our mythology. How would
the Americans feel if the Greeks made a big production about the Civil
War and brought over to Greece/changed it how they liked? There were
many snorts of disapproval in the theater (especially from the older in
the audience).. Hades in Hollywood... Mount Olympus in the Empire State
Building! Like? SERIOUSLY!? It felt like mockery...(and Rosario Dawson
speaking a few phrases in Greek... it was Hilarious ha!)
All in all an enjoyable film, not wasted money but even a little
insulting if you are Greek....
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Not a perfect film, but the movie does have a certain passion that a lot of other franchise attempts have lacked. If you like Greek mythology and are looking for an antidote to Clash of the Titans, this may be what you're looking for. .
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i thought this movie was well put together .
I haven't read the book but thought this movie handled Greek myth well...
This is one of the few movies I've seen where they get myths right. If
not, totally right, then close enough for me to not pull out my hair.
For example, the myth of Medusa is that she was a priestess of Athena
who got seduced by Poseidon. Since the priestesses was supposed to be
virgins, Athena felt Medusa debased her temple and turned her hair into
snakes. Medusa was still good looking beyond the snakes, that is what
made her seductive in turning people to stone. Clash of the Titans
didn't get this right, but this movie does.
For a kid's film, it is smart. Our hero finds out he is a demigod who
is a son of Poseidon who gets sent to a camp of demigods. One of them
being Athena's daughter. The two of them are conflicted with each
other. This makes sense with the myths because Poseidon and Athena had
a contest over who would win Athens. Oh and then there was that Medusa
Ever assembling Athena's daughter and a protector satyr, our hero
Percy, goes in search of the pearls of Persephone. They need to get
Percy's mother's soul out of Hades. My only problem with the mythology
here is that Hades is shown as a devil like creature and his domain of
Hades is shown like a Christian Hell, where in mythology Hades was just
a place for dead souls to abide. Hades was also given the realm to look
over, he didn't choose it. The movie does reflect on this slightly.
Percy and his group go to find the pearls, which are in Medusa's
garden, in the Nashville Parthenon (great place to use in a movie like
this) and in a Las Vegas casino. The casino part was the best because
it seems to be a critique on Las Vegas itself: People lounge in luxury
and don't want to leave, eating lotuses. So this place is the Lair of
the Lotus Eaters. Amusing.
They finally get to Hades and Persephone meets them, while talking
Greek to the hounds of Hades. Nice. But for all her dislike of Hades,
Persephone is there in the summer time since Percy and crew have to get
his mom before the summer solstice. So why is she still underground?
It's a big myth fault, but I will accept it since it is so much more in
tune with the myths than either of the Clash of the Titans movies.
Along the way to get Percy's mom back, they find out a son of Hermes,
trickster that he is, put the stolen lightning bolt from the title of
the film in Percy's shield, so it looks like Percy stole it! Then after
all hell breaks looks, literally and metaphorically, our hero finally
comes to a dramatic and satisfying conclusion.
I haven't read the series of books this movie is based on. I know books
are always better than the movies. I do like the demigod structure of
this movie and how the mythological stuff is close enough for me not to
roll my eyes in every scene. Except for the Persephone thing. She
should be with her mom during the summer. I found the acting to be
good, the hipness factor (making hip modern references or silly crap
people do in kids' movies) to be pretty low and it was an enjoyable
ride. I would recommend this to people who like a good story with a bit
of mythology throw into it..