The Giant of Marathon Reviews
Worth a look if you grab the comedy version, otherwise I'd say take a pass on this one, the significant directors involved don't come close to making this worthwhile.
104th Film of 2008
Okay, this movie sucks. (Outside of the commentary, which, as usual, is a bit of fried gold.) But there were moments of interest. Yes, the fight scenes went on way too long, but some of that underwater crap was kind of fun to watch from a special effects point of view. But outside of some cool spearings, this movie is almost completely ridiculous and impossible to follow. I know the story of Marathon. The guy is supposed to drop down dead after running (by the way, there and back...), not go fight a sea battle and win the girl. Greek history isn't that wonderful and joyful. But apparently, sometimes we just have to accept what's presented to us, so that's what I dealt with on this movie.
What's really funny about this print of the movie is the dubbing. Watching a lot of MST3K, I'm used to seeing a lot of bad dubbing. This might take the cake. It's pretty common to see long monologues in Italian shortened down to one sentence with the rest in silence.
Trust me, only watch the Film Crew version. You'll feel better in the morning.