Retro Fridays : Mount Olympus at the Movies

(originally posted January 2012)


Above and below: from VULCAN ~ SON OF JUPITER (1962)




Above and below: From JASON & THE ARGONAUTS (1963)



From HERCULES IN NEW YORK (1970)


The original CLASH OF THE TITANS (1981)


HERCULES (1983)


From THE ADVENTURES OF HERCULES (1985)



Above & below : from Disney's HERCULES (1997)



From the CLASH OF THE TITANS (2010)



Above and below : From PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS: THE LIGHTNING THIEF (2010)




Above & below : from IMMORTALS (2011)


2 comments:

Scott Ochiltree said...


Absolutely first rate compilation.

I do not think such Mount Olympus scenes ever work very well. They interrupt the action back down in the real world and lack believability.

Often the gods and godesses are aging stars who seem to have been hired primarily for marketing purposes. Laurence Olivier (Zeus) in the 1981 CLASH OF THE TITANS is a good example.

James Noriega said...

I kinda like all of Mount Olympus scenes... only because I usually get a good laugh out of them. If brings a weird scifi element to the films that usually feels out of place.