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May 7th, 2013 05:14 PM
Wyckid I think that the blood spilled on some regular scorpions in the desert and just caused them to grow to the monstrous proportions seen in the film.

Apr 14th, 2010 05:41 PM
Mister Tea It's nowhere near as great as the original -very few remakes ever are-, but I sort of enjoyed it. It's just a big, straightforward, dumb-ass action flick, like what Transformers could have been if they hadn't tried to be so "funny" with it.


I'll tell you what, though: They totally dropped the ball with Bubo's appearance. If they had moved its cameo to the very end of the movie so that he'd be Perseus' life companion, I'd still be laughing at it.

And one more thing: did anyone else notice that the Djinni -the desert-dwelling spirit thing- blew himself up to injure Medusa? I supposed Iran is gonna bitch about that one, too.
Apr 11th, 2010 08:11 PM
The Leader Sounds like your friend needs to be stabbed in the eyes. How'd she like the remake after that?
Apr 11th, 2010 11:13 AM
Mockery Heh, sounds like your friend is the kind of person who perpetuates Hollywood greenlighting so many of these damned remakes.
Apr 11th, 2010 10:48 AM
RedCometXIII A friend of mine WORSHIPS the remake as if it's fucking Zeus. I told her I refuse to see it because I have to much respect for the original and Ray Harryhausen, she had never heard of him.
Apr 10th, 2010 07:40 PM
blood_panther I vist the site often, but rarely edit.
Apr 10th, 2010 04:47 AM
Mister Tea Oh, you wouldn't happen to be a troper, would you, panther?
Apr 10th, 2010 04:46 AM
Mister Tea There we go. Thanks, Rog!
Apr 9th, 2010 08:14 PM
Originally Posted by Mister Tea View Post
So, can someone with a copy of the original movie confirm that those scorpions were already there? Now it's starting to needle me that I can't remember for certain.
Nope, the scorpions came from the blood of the bag with Medusa's head in it. Take a look:
Apr 9th, 2010 07:36 PM
blood_panther so a wizard did it?

works for me.
Apr 9th, 2010 02:53 PM
Mister Tea Beats me, but since we're obviously dealing with magic, we can't really go by what would happen in real life anyway.

So, can someone with a copy of the original movie confirm that those scorpions were already there? Now it's starting to needle me that I can't remember for certain.
Apr 9th, 2010 03:55 AM
neoboman I heard the remake sucked, can anyone confirm/deny?
Apr 8th, 2010 02:15 AM
blood_panther but would it cause one to stop moveing completely? I mean I've seen ants ripped in half still moving.
Apr 7th, 2010 09:03 PM
Mister Tea It's been a while since I've seen the original, but weren't there already scorpions on the ground in that scene? It's not like the blood just made them spawn by itself, right?

Oh, and they don't have vertebrae, but sticking something long and sharp through the thorax of an arachnid -or a bug, which scorpions aren't- is going to mess with a few vital bodily functions.
Apr 6th, 2010 06:35 PM
caffman This film was the reason I got so much into Greek mythology and went to Knossos, mount Olympus and athens in 2004
Apr 6th, 2010 12:52 AM
blood_panther I just got back from watching the remake. and while it doesnt have the same....."essence" as the original it is still a very good movie. almost everything on the list makes it into the remake. #2 and #7 don't and the damn owl is used as a throw away gag that had me laughing so hard I had trouble breathing. The only thing "bugged" me was the fight with the giant scorpions. they beat one by stabbing a spear into it's back, paralyzing it....I may be wrong but I don't think scorpions have spinal cords....
Apr 5th, 2010 01:35 PM
goblyn I've got to second MeowMixMaster's statement that the Thetis's Head scene (as it is known to me and my family) is one of the funniest scenes in the movie.

The movie just in general rocks, my kids (7 and 3) both love it (though my daughter gets grossed out by medusa's decapitation). I'm glad to hear that the remake is pretty shitty, that way I can save myself the $50 it would cost to take everyone to the movies to see it!
Apr 4th, 2010 04:43 PM
HowardC I'm not as familiar, but I'm aware of Al-Jazari and his book of ingenious devices.

The arabs made some really impressive toys that we would associate more with renissance artists.... clockwork men, music boxes, ect....
Apr 4th, 2010 04:36 PM
The Leader
Originally Posted by darkvare View Post
i always read them after posting and if i recall correctly this is an old article
God bless you, sir.
Apr 4th, 2010 12:30 PM
Tetsu Deinonychus HowardC--You nailed it!

BTW did you ever look at the ancient middle eastern robots?
Apr 4th, 2010 08:48 AM
saturnknight looks like something i'd look at anyways. to compare the new one to it.... kind of like the Dawn of the dead movies.... or that new remake to Return of the living dead...... super zombies with a Gatling gun grafted on them does NOT make the m super if they fall after one shot. Nemesis was a super zombie and the movies messed that one up too!!!
Apr 4th, 2010 08:04 AM
megakungfujesus I love Clash of the Titans. It's been one of my favorite movies since I was a little kid. I haven't seen the remake, but I'm sure it won't be as good.
Apr 4th, 2010 07:18 AM
Nick I adore greek mythology.
Apr 4th, 2010 02:17 AM
HowardC Just another fun fact.... The nes classic Kid Icarus steals so much from this film that it isn't even funny. The most notable ones are the fact that on the last level Pit is also given three gifts, only they make it more blatent by making the shield a mirror shield. And then you go on to fight... you guessed it, a giant medusa head!

Of course the film steals a lot from greek mythology as well, so who knows which was the inspiration for the game.

And yeah... the greek gods had robots. But hell the greeks themselves had robots!


Like our own culture, they had various mechanial toys in human form and although they weren't life-like in the least, much like our own culture, when it came time to write fiction, they imagined more complicated devices that were essentially living mechanial men.

People ignore the fact that the ancient world rivaled our own on a lot of levels. Take away electricity and the internal combustion engine and we are basically still where they were way back then!
Apr 4th, 2010 02:04 AM
MeowMixMaster As always you never dissapoint with youru top ten list RoG but there's one scene that should have made this list. That being when the head of Thetis's statue comes falling off freaking everybody out and comes to live demanding that Andromeda's little virgin ass gets sacrificed to the kraken or else she get's medival on Joppa. That scene never fails to crack me up.
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