I was also glad that the Greek gods were downplayed in this version, because then it would've made the movie kind of cheesy , imo.Originally Posted by snickers
I do like reading about greek mythology, but imo, the gods and goddessess don't transcend that well onto screen, unless, it's something like the tv-shows Hercules & Xena. It worked for the small screen, but I wouldn't pay to see it on the big screen.
Some people may be confused, though, if they don't know the role that the gods played in the story. I had to explain to my friend that Achilles was untouchable, up to when his weakness was revealed to Paris by the god, Apollo, because he was the son of a mortal woman and a god, Thesis, or something like that. Sorry, I don't know the name of the greek gods, but I know enough to get by.