This version of the character showed the beautiful woman that Medusa used to be. She’s a lot faster in the film and transforms when she’s angry. I thought it was a good call to make the character something a man would want to look at.
All the times I heard folklore stories about her... I kept wondering to myself, why don't they send in a blind man and see what would happens to him when she tries turn him into stone? I bet it wouldn't work on him.