Jason and the Argonauts

 (1963)


  • User Rating 20 votes
  • Critics Rating 8 critics
  • Your Rating   

User Reviews

It's All About the Special-Effects
Jul 10, 2006
ccthemovieman-1 - imdb.com
When I was a teen, this was a "cool" movie. The special-effects that were exhibited in this movie back then (1963) were awesome at that time. If they had one, Ray Harryhausen would be a charter member of the film... Full review
Auténtica fantasía
May 08, 2006
kike - yahoo.com
Obra maestra del cine de fantasía y aventuras. Irrepetible e imprescindible. El mejor trabajo del gran Ray Harryhausen. Fantástico guión, actuación y, por supeusto, efectos especiales.... Full review
Aut
May 08, 2006
tumorco - yahoo.com
Obra maestra del cine de fantas... Full review
A special effects extravaganza
Feb 07, 2006
freakydave36 - yahoo.com
I thoroughly enjoyed Jason and The Argonauts. The special effects, brought to us by one of the most influential in this department, Ray Harryhausen, are well beyond the time. The acting wasn't really good for many of the human characters, but... Full review
Good old fashioned fun!
Sep 04, 2005
Boba_Fett1138 - imdb.com
As entertainment this movie is perfect. The movie is a fun adventurous one, with lots of spectacular moments and fights. From a technical point of view this movie is even a masterpiece. The stop-motion scene's created by special effects pioneer... Full review
Ray Harryhausen makes this film
Aug 26, 2005
Mark S - yahoo.com
Before he got into the habit of making mechanical owls who appear anachronistically in myths (Clash of the Titans), Harryhausen created this wonderful retelling of the Jason myth. Admittedly, the effects pale in comparison to today's blockbusters, and the out-of-sync dubbing... Full review
Ray Harryhausen makes this film
Aug 26, 2005
dreadpal - yahoo.com
Before he got into the habit of making mechanical owls who appear anachronistically in myths (Clash of the Titans), Harryhausen created this wonderful retelling of the Jason myth. Admittedly, the effects pale in comparison to today's blockbusters, and the out-of-sync dubbing... Full review
A Special Effect Masterpiece
May 01, 2005
kay - yahoo.com
This film is about the famous Greek Myth of Jason and The Golden Fleece.Jason gets a crew together to sail The Argo in order to find The Golden Fleece.Jason is play by Todd Armstrong.The other stars of the film are Ray... Full review
A Special Effect Masterpiece
May 01, 2005
kilminster - yahoo.com
This film is about the famous Greek Myth of Jason and The Golden Fleece.Jason gets a crew together to sail The Argo in order to find The Golden Fleece.Jason is play by Todd Armstrong.The other stars of the film are Ray... Full review
Classic Move, Classic Tale
Apr 20, 2005
KenPasha - yahoo.com
This is an exciting tale with animation and effects (esp. the fight with the skeletons) which were ground-breaking at their time. For an adventure with action, sweep and excitement, it's hard to beat this one. Never mind the lifeless mini-series made... Full review

Critics Reviews

| Oct 06, 2008
DVD Town
Fans, meanwhile, are split on which of Harryhausen's films offers the best special effects: "Jason and the Argonauts" (1963), "The Golden Voyage of Sinbad" (1974), or "Clash of the Titans" (1981). Jason and the Argonauts," with its skeleton fight that had to have been the inspiration for the bony battles in Disney's first "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie, gets my vote. ... Full Review
| May 21, 2008
iF Magazine
Yet there's also an inescapable hope to FARENHEIT 451 's music, especially in the gorgeously haunting music that accompanies its final scenes of "book people" as they wander around the countryside, reciting their text to a memory that will live in flesh instead of paper. ... Full Review
| Jul 22, 2004
commonsensemedia.org
So it is with Jason and the Argonauts , which, like the above, is saved from the abyss of obscurity by Ray Harryhausen, one of the great pioneers of stop-motion animation. Because the story revolves around Jason's quest for and subsequent pilfering of a magical Golden Fleece, parents may wish to reacquaint their children with the concept of stealing. ... Full Review
| Feb 04, 2000
austinchronicle.com
The DVD of Jason and the Argonauts has a razor-sharp picture, better even than Criterion's outstanding deluxe laserdisc, and the image is letter-boxed to its original aspect ratio. Jason and the Argonauts certainly fits into that category, but in spite of its formulaic nature, it's a wonderfully engaging and entertaining film. ... Full Review

CultureCartel.com
Jason and the Argonauts was never designed to be great art, but it visualizes the Greek myths better than any other film and is a lot of fun, making it an essential film for anyone to see at least once. Largely faithful to the heroic Jason myth, the actors hit their marks adequately without being overly cheesy and getting in the way of the effects. ... Full Review

News

"HERCULES UNCHAINED" (1959): A milestone in the sword-and-sandal craze of the late '50s and early '60s, this Italian production starred Montana-born bodybuilder Steve Reeves in his second appearance as the demigod and strongman (the first was "Hercules"). ... Full Article

"The gods of Greece are cruel! In time, man shall learn to do without them!" So sayeth Jason in the classy, campy 1963 film "Jason and the Argonauts," as the fates buffet his ship with boulders the size of skyscrapers. ... Full Article

Post Comment

Name (appears on your post)
Your Comment
1000 characters left. No HTML please.
 
Type the characters in the image above