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Liam Neeson is Zeus

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by: GATW Guest Writer
October 5th, 2009

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If Liam Neeson's awesomeness is any indication, CLASH OF THE TITANS is gonna kick major ass. The first images of Neeson playing the role of the Greek god Zeus have surfaced and, as you can see, he's looking pretty buff. Of course, it helps that he's sporting a full-body golden armor. For those of you who missed seeing the original 1981 film, here is a synopsis:

"Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus (Sam Worthington) is helpless to save his family from Hades (Ralph Fiennes), vengeful god of the underworld. With nothing left to lose, Perseus volunteers to lead a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus (Liam Neeson) and unleash hell on Earth."

Sounds pretty epic. The film is set to be released on March 26, 2010. Keep reading to see more Zeus awesomeness.

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Source Entertainment Weekly

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  • Weritas

    If you have seen the original Clash of the Titans, which I saw on opening night btw, you will know that the original plot line has been raped and torn asunder. As has Greek Mythology in this film. The first film did a job on it, as well, but at least they somewhat kept to the story. Hades had nothing to do with the original film, and in the myth Hades only gives his helmet to Perseus to aid him in his quest. Hades is not a bad guy. I am sorry but that armour on Liam Neeson looks rather more at home in Valhalla as presented in a comic book than on Olympus. That said, I'd watch Raf Fiennes and Liam Neeson reading phone books, so I will give it a shot. Of course, as a mythologist, I fully expect to be throwing things at the screen. I love it when they show so-called 'experts' saying how great a film is. I cannot see anyone who KNOWS the myths signing off on this unless they were PAID to do so or just want their 15 minutes of fame. However, I can tell you from experience that most filmmakers listen out of one ear to the experts and then do what they think looks cool, rather than what is accurate and awesome. I gave up on them years ago. See this as an exercise in entertainment, but NEVER think it has any real relation to the reality of the mythic stories. He is actually one of the two rather decent Greek Gods, the other being Hephaestios, excepting that abducting Persephone, but at least he was faithful to her and doted on her – by most mythic accounts. I certainly wouldn't want any of the other fellows on Olympus to date my niece. Enjoy the film for the ride it is, but then go read Robert Graves' “Greek Myths”.

  • Weritas

    If you have seen the original Clash of the Titans, which I saw on opening night btw, you will know that the original plot line has been raped and torn asunder. As has Greek Mythology in this film. The first film did a job on it, as well, but at least they somewhat kept to the story. Hades had nothing to do with the original film, and in the myth Hades only gives his helmet to Perseus to aid him in his quest. Hades is not a bad guy. I am sorry but that armour on Liam Neeson looks rather more at home in Valhalla as presented in a comic book than on Olympus. That said, I'd watch Raf Fiennes and Liam Neeson reading phone books, so I will give it a shot. Of course, as a mythologist, I fully expect to be throwing things at the screen. I love it when they show so-called 'experts' saying how great a film is. I cannot see anyone who KNOWS the myths signing off on this unless they were PAID to do so or just want their 15 minutes of fame. However, I can tell you from experience that most filmmakers listen out of one ear to the experts and then do what they think looks cool, rather than what is accurate and awesome. I gave up on them years ago. See this as an exercise in entertainment, but NEVER think it has any real relation to the reality of the mythic stories. He is actually one of the two rather decent Greek Gods, the other being Hephaestios, excepting that abducting Persephone, but at least he was faithful to her and doted on her – by most mythic accounts. I certainly wouldn't want any of the other fellows on Olympus to date my niece. Enjoy the film for the ride it is, but then go read Robert Graves' “Greek Myths”.

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