Sunday, November 4, 2012

Jason and the Argonauts (1963)

Main Characters
Jason played by Todd Armstrong
Medea played by Nancy Kovac
Acastus played by Gary Raymond
Hera played by Honor Blackman

Directed by Don Chaffey

Run Time: 104 minutes
Reel Review Rating: 10

What is the movie about? 
The movie is about Jason, a man of Greece, who wants to claim the throne from the man who killed his parents, the old King and Queen. Coaxed by the new King, Jason goes after the Golden Fleece. On the way he and his crew face many challenges. They pass the clashing rocks, fight harpies, skeletons, and a hydra, on the quest for the Golden Fleece.

What I thought about the movie.
I thought the movie was amazing! I was very intrigued every second of the movie. It had monsters; many, many monsters and it was very interesting to see how they did them. The special effects are by a man named Ray Harryhausen. His work was cutting-edge on this movie back then. Also, the movie had a golden ram skin - totally awesome!!

What I learned about making films.
I learned that you can make huge monsters out of small clay models, which can be very useful.

Why I think other kids should see this film.
I think other kids should see this movie because it is a very interesting movie. It also has amazing mythical creatures. It teaches you about a very beloved Greek myth, as well.


Kevin Sweeney said...

I agree it was a great film for its time - the claymation was cutting edge for 1963. Would love to see a remake now - maybe even in 3D!
Mr. S.

Suzan Wood-Young said...

This one's going on my list for the next time I'm in Leo's Videos. I loved those claymation monsters when I was a kid! Thanks Jack!