Deities in the Media?

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Over the years there have been quite a few movies, comics and video games featuring pagan deities as characters. Often they are not really depicted as they are in myth and lore.

I am curious as to the general thoughts people have on this. Do you find it offensive? amusing? Do you think that its great because it keeps their names out there and may inspire someone to do some research or do you think its a disgraceful appropriation?