There is something about ancient myths that keep audiences and readers come back to them generation after generation. The heroes journey has always captured the imagination.
Perseus (Sam Worthington) is a son of Zeus and a demi-g-d (half human and half g-d). Andromeda (Alexa Davalos) is the daughter of the King Cepheus. Her father has won a major victory against the g-ds. Hades (Ralph Fiennes) want’s his revenge. Hades demands Andromeda as a sacrifice, otherwise he will unleash the Kraken, a monster who will destroy Cepheus’s kingdom. Desperate to save his daughter and his kingdom, Cepheus turns to Perseus. Can Perseus save the day?
I have never seen the original 1981 film, so I can only speak of it’s reboot. As far as I know, the script does not stray too far from either the original film or the original tale. It’s not a bad film and like any good movie with special effects, they help to tell the story instead of overtaking it.
I recommend it.