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Old 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....
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Old 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!
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Old 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....
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Old 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
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Old 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.
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Old 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.
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Old Apr 9th, 2010, 04:55 AM       
I heard the remake sucked, can anyone confirm/deny?
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Old 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.
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Old Apr 9th, 2010, 08:36 PM       
so a wizard did it?

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Old Apr 9th, 2010, 09:14 PM       
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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:
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Old Apr 10th, 2010, 05:46 AM       
There we go. Thanks, Rog!
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Old Apr 10th, 2010, 05:47 AM       
Oh, you wouldn't happen to be a troper, would you, panther?
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Old Apr 10th, 2010, 08:40 PM       
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Old 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.
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Old 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.
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Old 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?
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Old 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.

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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.
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Old 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.

Last edited by Wyckid : May 7th, 2013 at 06:17 PM. Reason: WHOOPS. GUESS I'M WRONG AGAIN.
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