- A realistic take on a classic story.
- Some good names: Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, John Hurt, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan.
- One absolutely inspired character; Tydeus, a savage killer who never speaks a word, but is reptty brutal and actually quite funny at times. He is also extremely brave, and I could not get over some of his actions.
- Interesting greek mythology origin story which stays true to the original story of how he killed his wife and children after going mad.
- Loads of action.
- A nice twist in the plot that you don't completely expect.
- Includes Atalanta, who is easily the best human female character in greek mythology. Two thumbs way,way up.
- Fair CGI, but didn't really make too much use of the 12 labours to help the story along.
- Some of the casting, specifically that of Dwayne Johnson is a bit dubious. He carries off the look and strength of the character, and does show some levels of character, but for me he was a bit flat. He is almost convincing.
- On the character point, I can't say that I cared at all for the characters. None of them was very relatable, and many were one-dimensional. I didn't even care about the kid, seriously.
- The plot is fairly boring and not terribly memorable. In fact, you really remember the fighting rather than anything else.
A good ending which satisfies, but probably not something I am likely to watch again. It is really best for men who like action films and realism.