Watched the 2010 version of Clash of the Titans last night.
While I enjoyed it as light entertainment, I couldn't help but furrow my brow at the liberties taken regarding actual Greek Mythology.
It was kinda like if the movie was about the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln had a lunch meeting with Dr. Gregory House, and they decided to get Fatty Arbuckle to assassinate Eleonor Roosevelt and replace her with Beyonce.
First off, where were the Titans? Not one in the entire movie.
Pegasus, along with other winged horses, were found by Perseus midway in the movie.
Nevermind that there was only one Pegasus, not a herd, but it was born out of the neck/head of Medusa (Poisiden being the baby daddy) when Perseus cut Medusa's head off....which doesn't happen much later in the movie.
And what's the deal with Io?
In the movie, she (a mortal) said she was cursed with eternal youth (watching everyone she loves die) by an unnamed god because she rejected his advances. She gets killed during the movie, and she was probably glad of it. However, Zeus, seeing the sexual tension between Perseus and Io (she's been following him around since he was a baby, yeah, that's hot), brings her back to life so she and Perseus could hook up.
Um, Io is in mythology Perseus's (had to look up how many generations) great great great great great great great grandmother. So.....ew.
Also, the real story is that Zeus himself got it on with Io back in the day. In order to hide Io from is wife Hera (also his sister, again, ew), he turned her into a white heifer. Hera found her anyway, but that's another story.
Perseus actually married Andromeda and they ruled as king and queen. Andromeda was the daughter of the king, and Perseus was his nephew. So they were cousins.
The Kraken? Jesus, that's a Scandinavian myth! Seriously?
Andromeda was going to get eaten by a sea creature at one point, and Perseus saved her. Andromeda's mom, Cassiopeia (the queen) pissed Poisiden off by saying she was prettier than his sea nymphs, so her dad, King Cephus, decided to chain his daughter to a rock and get ravaged by a sea serpent to make up for it.
I do rather like this painting of Perseus swooping down on Pegasus to save Andromeda from a hungry weimaraner.