Roel Konijnendijk, Matthew Lloyd, and Josho Brouwers talk about the sword-and-sandal film Troy (2004), directed by Wolfgang Petersen.
The Coen Brothers’ movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), starring George Clooney, offers a novel and humorous take on the story of Homer’s Odyssey. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, be sure to check it out.
Just why do all (modern) movies and TV series set in ancient times have a more or less similar look about them?
An enjoyable Italian movie about Perseus, that has almost nothing to do with the original stories.
A sequel that is better in almost every way to the original, 2010’s remake of Clash of the Titans, even if it has little to do with the original ancient Greek story of the hero Perseus.
A remake of an awful movie that had nowhere to go but up. The end result is a bit of a mess, but largely entertaining anyway.
A dull grind of a movie whose only saving grace, the special effects provided by Ray Harryhausen, haven’t stood the test of time.
Deliberate or not, elements of Mad Max: Fury Road remind one of the story of the Trojan War. It’s primal, aggressive, and epic. (It’s also a bloody good film.)
Disney does Hercules, resulting in an entertaining movie that’s fun for all the family – although purists may scoff at the liberties taken with the source material.
Some of the best so-called Peplum movies are two Italian-produced films about Hercules starring Steve Reeves.