Pairing Books with Movies: Greek Week Edition

Friday, March 29, 2013

There are dozens of films dealing with Greek gods and history. They range from an actual cartoon (Hercules) to cartoonishly bad movies (Clash of the Titans circa 1981). They tend to be on the epic side, but some embrace quieter stories. Here are a few that came to mind. Each would go well with any of the books I reviewed this week!

Troy (2004) / Hercules (1997) / 300 (2006)

 Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010) / 
Clash of the Titans (1981 and 2010)

The Odyssey (1997) miniseries / Helen of Troy (2003) / Alexander (2004)

Are there any big ones I missed?


Jeanne said...

The 1981 Clash of the Titans was so cartoonish my kids found it fun. Also it settled our argument over how to pronounce Kraken, because the one in the movie is clearly crackin'

Sandy Nawrot said...

I do love Brad Pitt's pectorals in Troy, but my sentimental favorite is Hercules. The kids were obsessed with that movie for awhile.

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Jeanne - Sometimes those movies are so bad they're good!

Sandy - I remember watching that one as a kid too!