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Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
I went to see this movie without any expectations. I haven't read the books and I only read one review in the paper.
Yes, there are parts borrowed from other movies, but what makes this movie different is that it doesn't take itself too seriously, like Harry P. It was as if most of the actors were instructed to 'Ham it up'.
I didn't look at my watch during the movie (two hours), which is a good sign that I am enjoying going along for the ride.
What I didn't like was that most of the mythology was missing. Like it was assumed knowledge. All it did was not allow me to connect to the main characters because I didn't know enough about them (from the film).
The music wasn't overbearing, but went nicely with the film. Nothing memorable except "Highway to Hell".
S/Fx were done to an acceptable level, especially Hades (the place not the God). But the Gods were too human for my liking.
Maybe the producers are hoping this film will fill in the void being left by Harry P. The hero in this movie looks about the same age as Harry in his last film.
I don't think it is a repeat watch (DVD).
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