CATEGORIES Action, Classics, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Fandom, Remakes and Sequels, Polls, Movie News, CinematicalWhenever us movie geeks get to talking about the original Clash of the Titans or its forthcoming remake on the Twitters, trusty owl sidekick Bubo has often become a point of contention. (Like I said, geeks.)
I hadn't seen the 1981 original until around last Christmas, and I can't exactly say I was a fan of Bubo, suspecting that he*, like the film, was given more leeway due to nostalgia. I'm not entirely sure if Bubo was the toy tie-in that Weinberg has asserted (though he certainly is now), but it does feel like he was intended strictly to modernize the appeal of swords-and-sandals fare at the time ("He's like R2-D2! But an owl! Ka-ching!").
It's a matter that people seem oddly passionate about, so now, let me ask all of you: are you pro- or anti-Bubo?
*I'll just assign a male gender to Bubo, lest all of these "it"s get out of hand.