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MockBot Apr 3rd, 2010 02:54 AM

My Favorite Things About The Original Clash Of The Titans!
 
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Ozzie Apr 3rd, 2010 03:06 AM

Glad to see somebody's got the balls to tell it like it is. Claymation > CGI.

Babs Apr 3rd, 2010 03:08 AM

I remember seeing this when I was a little one and Medusa scarring my for life. I couldn't look at some one for years without the assistance of a mirror.

Pentegarn Apr 3rd, 2010 03:29 AM

I always wondered though, why is it when Medusa's head in a bag bleeds on the ground, scorpions pop up, but when she gets decapitated and that river of blood bursts forth, nothing appears at all

Hanglyman Apr 3rd, 2010 04:11 AM

I really, really need to rent this again. It's been years.

Viteh Apr 3rd, 2010 04:29 AM

I'm surprised you didn't mention the skeleton army fight scene. That was easily one of my favorite scenes in the movie, and one of the most complicated stop motion scenes I have seen.

Copper Apr 3rd, 2010 08:02 AM

Medusa used to scare the crap out of me as a kid. I remember hiding my face in a pillow whenever they'd show *her* face on screen because she could turn you to stone, you know! Every time I've watched this, I've always wondered what they could do with it with "modern" special effects. Guess I'll get to find out soon...

10,000 Volt Ghost Apr 3rd, 2010 09:58 AM

I got excited and thought Hanglyman was Pacman :(

Skeleton fight scene is the best part of the movie.

Julio Apr 3rd, 2010 01:12 PM

Actually, something FAR more awesome would be having Mickey train Perseus before his battles.

Meekrat Apr 3rd, 2010 05:01 PM

Wasn't the skeleton fight scene in "Jason and the Argonauts"?

Mockery Apr 3rd, 2010 05:32 PM

Meekrat - Yep, that's one o' the things Jason and the Argonauts is famous for. I think they're just confusing the two films.

The Leader Apr 3rd, 2010 06:02 PM

THEY'RE BLASPHEMERS

Tetsu Deinonychus Apr 3rd, 2010 06:29 PM

Actually, there are robots in Greek mythology. For example, there was Talos. Also, Hephaestus had a private robot army.

Yes, Greek mythology is friggin' awesome!

darkvare Apr 3rd, 2010 07:28 PM

i got this in blu ray it comes with a cool art book also in a fun fact the actor who plays perseus also plays perseus in god of war 2

The Leader Apr 3rd, 2010 10:52 PM

Who wants to bet darkvare didn't read the article? :O

Blackdrazon Apr 3rd, 2010 11:34 PM

In the myths, Medusa's blood did turn into a bunch of completely random things, but why would the movie start listening to the myths now? Besides, like Pentegarn said, it's not like the blood did anything when it came out of her neck.

All Hail Duke Apr 4th, 2010 12:51 AM

they remade Medusa and of course it was ridiculous

took the eerie, tension filled scene from this and turned it into a horrid, video game sam worthington can't act shenanigans fest

darkvare Apr 4th, 2010 12:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Leader (Post 679505)
Who wants to bet darkvare didn't read the article? :O

i always read them after posting and if i recall correctly this is an old article

MeowMixMaster Apr 4th, 2010 03:04 AM

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. :p

HowardC Apr 4th, 2010 03:17 AM

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!

http://www.mlahanas.de/Greeks/Techno...nology003.html

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!

Nick Apr 4th, 2010 08:18 AM

I adore greek mythology.

megakungfujesus Apr 4th, 2010 09:04 AM

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.

saturnknight Apr 4th, 2010 09:48 AM

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!!!

Tetsu Deinonychus Apr 4th, 2010 01:30 PM

HowardC--You nailed it!

BTW did you ever look at the ancient middle eastern robots?

The Leader Apr 4th, 2010 05:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by darkvare (Post 679523)
i always read them after posting and if i recall correctly this is an old article

God bless you, sir.

HowardC Apr 4th, 2010 05:43 PM

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....

goblyn Apr 5th, 2010 02:35 PM

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!

blood_panther Apr 6th, 2010 01:52 AM

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....

caffman Apr 6th, 2010 07:35 PM

This film was the reason I got so much into Greek mythology and went to Knossos, mount Olympus and athens in 2004

Mister Tea Apr 7th, 2010 10:03 PM

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.

blood_panther Apr 8th, 2010 03:15 AM

but would it cause one to stop moveing completely? I mean I've seen ants ripped in half still moving.

neoboman Apr 9th, 2010 04:55 AM

I heard the remake sucked, can anyone confirm/deny?

Mister Tea Apr 9th, 2010 03:53 PM

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.

blood_panther Apr 9th, 2010 08:36 PM

so a wizard did it?

works for me.

Mockery Apr 9th, 2010 09:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mister Tea (Post 680062)
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:

Mister Tea Apr 10th, 2010 05:46 AM

There we go. Thanks, Rog!

Mister Tea Apr 10th, 2010 05:47 AM

Oh, you wouldn't happen to be a troper, would you, panther?

blood_panther Apr 10th, 2010 08:40 PM

I vist the site often, but rarely edit.

RedCometXIII Apr 11th, 2010 11:48 AM

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.

Mockery Apr 11th, 2010 12:13 PM

Heh, sounds like your friend is the kind of person who perpetuates Hollywood greenlighting so many of these damned remakes.

The Leader Apr 11th, 2010 09:11 PM

Sounds like your friend needs to be stabbed in the eyes. How'd she like the remake after that? >:

Mister Tea Apr 14th, 2010 06:41 PM

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.

[MINOR SPOILER]

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.

Wyckid May 7th, 2013 06:14 PM

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.

EDIT: WHOOPS. GUESS I'M WRONG AGAIN.


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