I was a kid watching that movie on network tv and fell in love with it. For the next few years it sparked my interest enough to learn more about Greek mythology, something that stayed with me to this day. I learned fairly quickly of the movie's inaccuracies. But it is necessary for the sake of drama and fitting the entire movie on a single DVD to omit a few things and exaggerate the truth. Otherwise we end up with a long movie no one pays to see or a documentary. When I pay my hard earned $$$ to see a movie I go into it with an open mind and I want a movie that moves me emotionally, I'm willing to put up with some fabrications for the sake of entertainment.
It's pretty awesome that they're doing a remake. I'm sure it will be factually inaccurate. But hey, it's a movie. When have we ever seen a factually accurate movie from Hollywood? The original was grossly inaccurate, but that wasn't a bad thing. It sparked enough interest in my young eyes that I even took a few Latin and Greek Mythology classes years later in college.
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