this is going to be pretty slanted towards greek myths, but how do you all feel about movie interpretations of various myths?
I find them enjoyable even though they get much wrong.
Exactly. It's a film not the tale itself.
I, generally, love movies that deal with greek mythology but I would like to point out a quote from Immortals.
Micky Rourke: "How does it feel knowing...knowing that there'll be no MOVIE of you?"
That ruined the entire film for me.
i confess, i didn't actually watch the whole thing, but when does he say that?
Never seen the immortals but I will be on the look out for that line and get back to you on that because I do not think they would put a line like that in there.
yeah, i remember something about being remembered...but def not the word movie...
Hm. I like retellings, especially if they're feminist. I like the Hunger Games (but the book), and I liked Percy Jackson. But I'll tell you what I'm dubious about. "Snow White and the Huntsman". I was excited, but I'm so tired and disappointed in the evil women with power trope in my mythology. That anti-feminist strain has worked its way into far too much, and my impression is that it needs to be worked out, especially for what could have been an empowering movie. That's my take.
I try to keep in mind that is just a movie and not an actual faithful representation of the myth....but I can't, when they get it wrong I get so pissed xD I can't help it. After reading the "Clash of the Titans" synopsys I couldn't go see it..not even my endeless love for Liam Neeson was able to motivate me enough (I watched his scenes on youtube)...so I think that's basically my opinion..
don't know if this helps, but keeep in mind that not even all the myths agree. different storytellers focused on different aspects...or claim ones no other has.