Saturday, 28 August 2010

Jason and the Argonauts (1963)

Another movie that's worth watching primarily for its creatures provided by the legendary Ray Harryhausen, Jason and the Argonauts is still a lot of fun. As with many of these films it plays fast and loose with Greek mythology (I was particularly upset that it featured "Hercules" not "Herecles" - but that's probably just me), it had some weaknesses in the storyline (particularly the terrible ending), but overall was still enjoyable to watch.

The screenshot below if from the battle with skeletons, a scene which has passed into film legend.  There's something really menacing about those critters.

Related Links:

Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977)

Review - Ray Harryhausen Exhibition at the London Film Museum

More Ray Harryhausen Creature Images


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1 comment:

Akanksha said...

Great Information about whole film. It seems to be you love old films. My younger sister really love watching old films. I will tell her about this one. She will be happy.
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