A Guide to the Amphibians
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Snakes In Movies

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Snakes in Movies
Lizards in Movies
Turtles in Movies
Amphibians in Movies
Alligators and Crocodiles
in Movies
Snake Face
All Movie Snakes
Must Die!
All Movie Snakes
Want to Kill You!
Snake Bites
Snakes Used
as Weapons
Giant Monster Snakes with a Taste
for Human Flesh
Pet Snakes
Snakes Used
to Shock Us
Dancing With Snakes
Snake Charmers
Snake People
Snakes Used Realistically
Snakes Used for
Food or Medicine
Snake Fights
Throwing and
Whipping Snakes
Black Mambas
Boas, Pythons,
and Anacondas

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Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief   (2010)
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Medusa shows up in a bunch of films. She is one of three Gorgons in Greek mythology - ugly women with live snakes coming out of their head instead of hair. If someone looks at a Gorgon, the snakes scare them so much they turn to stone. In the myths, after Perseus cut off Medusa's head, he uses it and its snakes as a weapon to kill people. Even though in myths she's ugly, in most movies (and halloween masks) Medusa looks like a hot chick who's just having a bad hair day. In this film Medusa is played by Uma Thurman who makes the snakey hairstyle look fabulous. I know that none of these are real snakes, but I enjoy watching Uma Thurman in tight black leather move her head around stiffly pretending that its covered with dozens of computer-generated snakes. Now that's acting.  It's a nice touch having Percy (Perseus, get it) use the mirrored back of his iPhone to look at Medusa instead of the polished shield the real Perseus used.

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