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Perseus, mortal son of Zeus, battles the minions of the underworld to stop them from conquering heaven and earth.
Zeus: Release the Kraken!
Spyros: One day, somebody's gonna have to make a stand. One day, somebody's gonna have to say enough.
Perseus: [picking up a toy owl] What is this? Solon: Just leave it!
Perseus: If I do this, I do it as a man. Draco: But you are NOT just a man.
[last lines] Zeus: You may not want to be a god, Perseus, but after feats like yours, men will worship you. Be good to them. Be better than we were. And if you insist on continuing this mundane human existence, I won't have you do it alone. You're the son of Zeus, after all!
[first lines] Io: The oldest story ever told are written in the stars. Stories of time before man and gods, when Titans ruled the earth. The Titans were powerful but their reign was ended by their own sons: Zeus, Poseiden, and Hades. Zeus convinced his brother Hades to create a beast so strong it could defeat their parents. And from his own flesh Hades gave birth to an unspeakable horror... the Kraken. Zeus became king of the heavens. Posieden, king of the sea. And Hades, tricked by Zeus, was left to rule the underworld in darkness and in misery. It was Zeus who created man and man's prayers fed the gods' immortality. But in time, mankind grew restless. They began to question the gods and, finally, rise up against them. Into this world, a child was born. A boy who would change everything.
Perseus: I'd rather die in the mud with those men than live forever as a god.
Acrisius: Bear witness, Zeus, and all you gods on high Olympus! I condemn my daughter Danae, and her son Perseus to the sea! Her guilt and sin have brought shame to Argos! I, Acrisius the King, now purge her crime and restore my honor! Their blood is not on my hands!
Andromeda: [after Perseus rescues Andromeda] The boats are coming for us. Perseus: For you, not for me. Andromeda: You won't stay, will you? Perseus, Argos needs a ruler! Perseus: I cannot be a king. I serve you better as a man.
Perseus: My father was killed by a god. My mother, sister, everyone I loved was killed by a god. I mend nets. Not wield a sword.
Perseus: I know we're all afraid. But my father told me: someday, someone was gonna have take a stand. Someday, someone was gonna have to say enough! This could be that day. Trust your senses. And don't look this bitch in the eye.
Io: Ease your storm.
Solon: [Solon draws his bow and arrow in Medusa's lair, and notices a statue in exactly the same posture] Doesn't really inspire confidence.
Io: My name is Io, Perseus. Perseus: And how do you know me? Io: I've watched you all your life. I guided you to your family.
[Perseus draws his divine sword at Hades] Hades: I'm a god! I will live forever! Perseus: But not here. [hurls the sword at Hades, and a lightning bolt from Zeus hits Hades at the same time]
Draco: Let them know men did this.
Hades: You are specks of dust beneath our fingernails. Your very breath is a gift from Olympus. You have insulted powers beyond your comprehension.
Andromeda: Have you seen what's happening out there? Have you even bothered to look?
Ammon: I was partial to tragedy in my youth. That was before experience taught me that life was tragical enough without my having to write about it.
Zeus: Perseus! It's expensive where you're going... [throws a coin at Perseus]
Perseus: All my life you've been there you never left me. I can't leave you.
Young Perseus: This child will be yours. Me, I'm no one's son. Spyros: I am your father, Perseus. Marmara is your mother. And you will always be our son. The bond between us is... it's much more than flesh and bone. The love we have for you, it's that love that gods and kings fight over. I've never understood the gods. But even I don't question that you were saved for a reason. And some day... that reason is gonna take you far away from here. But not tonight, eh?
Calibos: [last words] Perseus... don't become one of them. [falls down a chasm]
Draco: There is a God in you. Be sure to bring it. End of lesson.
Perseus: [sparring with Io] Try not to enjoy this so much. Io: I'm trying to help you live.
Hades: In 10 days, when the sun is eclipsed, I will unleash the Kraken. Argos will be swept from the earth and all of you with it. Unless you sacrifice the princess you so foolish compare to the gods. Only her blood will sate the Kraken and Zeus, who you have so offended. Choose your penance, Argos. Destruction of sacrifice. This is the will of Zeus. [turns his attention to Perseus] Hades: The will of your father.
Ixas: Eusebios... Remember what Perseus said. Eyes down!
Princess Andromeda: [to Perseus] In my mind's eye, I see, three circles joined in priceless, graceful harmony. Two full as the moon, one hollow as a crown. Two from the sea, five fathoms down. One from the earth, deep under the ground. The whole, a mark of high renown. Tell me, what can it be?
Ammon: Oh impetuous... foolish... Ah dear, the young. Why do they never listen? When will they ever learn?
Zeus: Perseus has won. My son has triumphed. Hera: A fortunate young man. Zeus: Fortune is ally to the brave. Thetis: What a dangerous precedent. What if there more heroes like him? What if courage and imagination became everyday mortal qualities? What will become of us? Zeus: We would no longer be needed. But, for the moment, there is sufficient cowardice, sloth and mendacity down there on Earth to last forever.
Spyros: Just like the day you came to me. The storm brought me right to you. I know you have questions, son. I wish I had the answers. Perseus: I have everything I need. Right here.
Ixas: Charon only ferries the dead. Solon: [pulls his sword] Any volunteers?
Eusebios: Every step we take is an insult to the gods. Perseus: Good!
Hades: Let me loose upon them.
Cassiopeia: The gods need us. They need our worship. What do we need of them?
Perseus: You can't hide from Hades. Ammon: So says the bastard son of a god.
Ammon: Who are you?
Zeus: I created them, and they reward my love with defiance? There will be no truce!
Thetis: Hear me, vain and foolish mortal woman. You dare compare your daughter's beauty to mine and in my own sacred sanctuary? You will repent your boast and the cruel injury you have inflicted on my son, Calibos. Cassiopeia: Forgive. Forgive. Thetis: In 30 days, on the eve of the longest day of the year, your daughter Andromeda must be taken to the sacrificial rock at the edge of the sea, there bound and chained to the stone. She must be unknown to man, a virgin. A sacrifice suitable for the Kraken. She must be delivered to the Kraken at the setting of the sun or else the Kraken will destroy all Joppa and everyone within the city. For the insult you have done to me and the cruel injury inflicted on my son, I demand the life of Andromeda. In 30 days.
Stygian Witch: A titan against a titan!
Zeus: Set an example, brother. Turn them on each other, and back into our arms.
Ozal: We can fight anywhere... but not in the underworld. Kucuk: Good luck, fisherman.
Ammon: Call no man happy who is not dead!
Zeus: Like children, they need to be reminded of the order of things!
Ozal: It is death who should be afraid of us.
[after being attacked by Calibos] Solon: Who was that? Perseus: I don't know. Let's ask him.
Prokopion: The Kraken comes now! Our suffering ends, when the beast is sated. Will it take us? Or will it take Andromeda?
Calibos: There is no Acrisius. Just Calibos!
Zeus: Find, and fulfill your destiny!
Perseus: How may a mortal man face and defeat the Kraken? Stygian Witch: The Kraken is invulnerable. 100 men could not fight him. Stygian Witch: An army could not kill him. Perseus: Nothing is invulnerable.There must be a way. Stygian Witch: Perhaps, one way. Stygian Witch: But a way even more dangerous than the Kraken itself. Perseus: Tell me. Stygian Witch: Give me the eye and l'll tell you. Perseus: First, tell me. Stygian Witch: The head of Medusa. The Gorgon! Stygian Witch: One look from the head of Medusa can turn all creatures into stone. No matter how huge and powerful. And her blood is a deadly venom. Stygian Witch: A Titan against a Titan! Stygian Witch: You must win Medusa's head. She's not going to give it to you. As a present. As difficult and dangerous... as to vanquish 1000 Krakens. Your only chance against the Kraken. Give us the eye. We have answered your question. Perseus: One more question.lf the eyes of Medusa... even after her death can turn all living creatures into stone... what about the blood? Stygian Witch: Deadly and poisonous.
Zeus: Perseus and Andromeda will be happy together. Have fine sons... rule wisely... And to perpetuate the story of his courage, I command that from henceforth, he will be set among the stars and constellations. He, Perseus, the lovely Andromeda, the noble Pegasus, and even the vain Cassiopeia. Let the stars be named after them forever. As long as man shall walk the Earth and search the night sky in wonder, they will remember the courage of Perseus forever. Even if we, the gods, are abandoned or forgotten, the stars will never fade. Never. They will burn till the end of the time.
Calibos: [to Perseus] You reek of your father.
Prokopion: Brothers and sisters, come to me! Come! I have the way out of our misery! Hades has asked for the princess! Sacrifice one, for the life of the city! Why do they remain silent, while we suffer? Why do they guard a woman whose death will save us? Is she better than anyone of you? We've long worshiped Zeus on Argos, but it is Hades who now offers a salvation! We must pray to the one, who showed us our sins! And who offers us redemption, through blood!
Andromeda: What's your name? Perseus: Perseus. Andromeda: Take this. Please, drink. [Andromeda holds out a goblet of wine to Perseus, who reaches to take it] Draco: [slaps the goblet away] Hands off! Cassiopeia: Enough! Kepheus: Our daughter the missionary!
[discussing Zeus' womanizing] Thetis: So many women, and all these transformations and disguises he invents in order to seduce them. Sometimes a shower of gold, sometimes a bull or a swan. Why, once he even tried to ravish me disguised as a cuttlefish. Hera: Did he succeed? Thetis: Certainly not. Athena: What did you do? Thetis: Beat him at his own game. I simply turned myself into a shark. [they laugh]
Prokopion: Hades, we sacrifice our princess in your name. It comes, brothers and sisters!
Zeus: [about Perseus] Have I heard his prayers? This son holds no love for me!
[seeing Perseus after destroying his family] Hades: Interesting.
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