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The Odyssey A Scathing Review Those who sat through the overrated two and a half hours of the movie version of The Odyssey know that it is an unparallel image of the classic epic Sex and violence seemed to have dominated over the true significance of the scenes Hollywood has again managed to turn a classic work into a Sunday night dose of modern pleasures The acting in this movie is degrading to anyone who calls himself an actor I killed Hector Now I wont even get into the loony writing but the actors just blew my mind Every single one of them should be nominated for the Best Undelivered Performance Oscar The Spice Girls couldve done a better job interpreting the script The important missing pieces that didnt connect well with all the errors were left out Calypso never had maids on her island She always had Odysseus to herself Duh as Lizzie McGuire would say this is something that defines her character She only wanted Odysseus to herself and since she was alone with him al the time she fell in love with him To all the people who thought that adding sex kittens to Calypsos island would better the movie it just doesnt work The genius writers then decided to leave out Hyperion the Sun-God who plays a major role in the destruction of Odysseuss men Odysseuss men slaughter his cattle and he promises to get revenge on them The element of revenge is a big one in The Odyssey Most teachers teaching The Odyssey always put a strong emphasis on the revenge in the book Mrs Beidelman a Sophomore Honors English teacher at Burbank High School even had her students write a paper on revenge being played in The Odyssey and many students culled the Sun-Gods example to include While on the topic of revenge let me mention the pathetic remake of Odysseuss battle with the un-liked suitors Here
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