Funny, I loved to read Mythology. I especially loved the Roman Gods. But I don't like movies made from them or fantasy movies at all. I did not like LOTR, thought the little guy muttering Precious needed a blast to the head. Didn't like the books either, nor Potter.
I used to love Sci Fi, read all the big authors and I still love Sci Fi movies or TV but there are so few good ones. Watching Falling Skies just cause it is Sci Fi not very good at that.
I hate anything animated, no matter how adult the subject matter or how well done it is. Just hate it, can't explain why. When hsb rents something animated I actually have to leave the room it annoys me so much. Luckily he rarely does.
Maybe cause the Mythology was so richly told, anything we try to do with it is a fialure. kind of like some of the old horror films, as soon as you see the monster, it looks fake and is a let down. Bumps in the night or twisting doornobs are scarier.