Jason and the Argonauts (1963)

Article #82 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing date: 6-6-2001
Posting date: 10-20-2001

This is a retelling of the Greek legend of Jason and his quest for the golden fleece.

I’ve always preferred Ray Harryhausen’s myth & fantasy movies to his science fiction movies; it always looked like more care was used to make them full-blown movies rather than just vehicles for Harryhausen’s effects. Furthermore, we would usually get several Harryhausen creations rather than just one or two. I’m not sure if this is my favorite Harryhausen movie; both of the first two Sinbad movies are in the running. It is enjoyable throughout, though, and it does contain one of my very favorite sequences in all Harryhausen; the Argonauts’ encounter with the metal giant Talos, a scene I had seen as a child without knowing the name of the movie. I was very happy to rediscover this sequence many years later.

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