- Crowning Moment of Awesome: The giant scorpion fight (both versions), not to mention the fight with Medusa.
- Visual Effects of Awesome: Medusa. If it doesn't look that impressive to you, consider how hard it is to get the highlights cast by flickering torches right when they're being cast on something created by stop motion animation! Even today, more than 30 years later, special effects experts the world over are in awe of what Ray Harryhausen accomplished in that scene.
- When Bubo rescues Pegasus from Calibos's goon squad.
- Later, when it appears Perseus and Pegasus wont make it in time to save Andromeda. Bubo appears in an attempt to distract the Kraken long enough for help to arrive. let me repeat, Bubo, the little mechanical owl often (rather harshly) accused of being The Scrappy faces down a creature more than fifty times his size.
- When Andromeda insists on going with Perseus to find the Stygian Witches, she shows she's an Iron Lady instead of a Damsel in Distress.
Perseus: I'll set out in search of the Stygian Witches on my own.Andromeda: No. We will ride with you as far as their shrine. It is a long and perilous journey.Perseus: Too perilous for a princess.Andromeda: You are not my lord and husband — not yet. In the absence of the Queen, it is I who'll command.
- Pegasus rising up out of the water after the battle with the Kraken, you can tell he was preening for all those who were watching.
- Near the end, when Perseus seems to be down and out and when it comes time for the Kraken to be unleashed, Zeus sighs in defeat and tells Poseidon to release the Kraken... while sneakily putting up a figurine of Perseus to have him get a Heroic Second Wind.
- How does Perseus solve the riddle and earn Andromeda's hand in marriage? He cuts off Calibos' hand which has the item needed to solve it and throws it down onto the steps, pretty much in front of the goddess favoring Calibos and all the people that worship her.
- During the final battle, as Perseus is attempting to slay the Kraken, Hades shows up to interfere, splitting himself into a half dozen of what this troper assumes are Erinyes and engaging Perseus (riding Pegasus) in a massive aerial battle for Medusa's head. Just as it looks like one of them is about to take out Perseus, the Erinyes is snatched out of the air. Pull back to reveal Those Two Guys riding one of the giant scorpions from earlier in the movie. That's right, they kept a giant scorpion! Best. Mount. Ever.
- Also from the remake, Calibos's Dynamic Entry. He gets the drop on Perseus's gang, grabs a Red Shirt and tears him in half with his bare hands.
- And again, the remake gives us this exchange:
Hades: I am a God. I will live forever.Perseus: But not here. (cue divine ownage)
- The entire group gets one after raiding Medusa's lair. Die together indeed, Sulieman.
- It wasn't used (see What Could Have Been on the main page), but the original ending is a badass moment that fulfills the "Damn the gods" slogan used in the marketing.
- The battle between Perseus and Ares is memorable.
- Hades performing a Heel-Face Turn was one of the most honorable deeds in the entire film which doubles as a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming.
- Zeus and Hades against the Legions of Hell at full stop.
Zeus: Let's have some fun.
- The fight against Cronos by Perseus counts too.
- The Labyrinth itself counts as one big Crowning Moment of Awesome.
- They might be twisted, Body Horror bad guys, but watching the Makhai run and spin and cut and wound and carve and cleave their way through soldiers as if it were no thing is rather awesome.