The mighty son of a slain king returns to reclaim his throne, but he must first assemble a team of warriors and set off to a far away land in order to find the golden fleece which will free his land from tyranny. Set in the mythical days of Ancient Rome, JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS is an epic fantasy adventure that features the legendary heroes Jason of Thessaly and Hercules as well as an array of stunning creature effects designed by Ray Harryhausen. Jason and his men must face off against a pair of winged harpies, the dreaded multi-headed hydra, and an army of skeletons in a climactic battle that brings back the impressive fight choreography found in THE 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD. The film's enormous scale and incredible set work would set the standard for all other fantasy adventures to follow, most directly influencing Harryhausen's later work in CLASH OF THE TITANS. One area where the film does stagger is in a few of the weaker performances, but these are easily overshadowed by the ambitious special effects and exciting action sequences. JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS is a must-see for every fantasy and adventure fan!
If you liked JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS, check out:
THE 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD, CLASH OF THE TITANS, ULYSSES.