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Henry Cavill noted that there was a healthy competition on-set among all the male actors, as all of them had to appear shirtless, and all wanted to look their best in front of the camera. He said that they would have friendly "best abs contests" to determine "who had the best abs". Luke Evans said that Henry Cavill was definitely the one to beat. See more »
Before the "Henry V speech", the shield on the ground in front of Theseus keeps disappearing and reappearing, depending on camera angle. See more »
It's not living as such that's important, Theseus. It's living rightly.
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It was a entertaining flick with mythological elements but could have been better
When I first saw the trailer to this movie I thought it would be a lame movie that has mythological elements in it like the recent "Clash of the Titans" movie. But this movie I gotta admit is much better with the direction and the gory and bloodiness of it all. The movie is brutal like how mythological movies like this should be. The story isn't anything amazing or anything like that but the cinematography, the violence and the mythological powers that is portrayed in this movie makes it worth a watch. The parts where the gods comes down to intervene or just fight is very cool to watch and is some of the most entertaining parts of the movie. If the story was good as some of the sequences in this movie this could have easily been a must see movie of 2011. But still it's a entertaining flick that I didn't regret forking over few bucks to see in theater.
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