Jason And The Argonauts is a 1963 epic fantasy movie featuring stop motion special effects by the legendary Ray Harryhausen, and is based on the Greek Legend of Jason’s journey to find the golden fleece.
Without making too many comparisons for the sake of this review, Jason And The Argonauts does follow the original Greek Myth pretty well despite some very small changes, but the way this film is made doesn’t really affect that aspect as Jason And The Argonauts is still a very fun and enjoyable movie.
With Ray Harryhausen being the person who made the special effects for this film using stop motion tactics, its no surprise that this aspect of the film is the most memorable part about it as the stop motion effects are a spectacle to look at with each creation made by them still holds up to even this day.
The acting is a part of this movie that gets ignored a lot, so allow me to mention for this review that all the performances from the entire cast is very solid and helps make the movie amazing.
Jason And The Argonauts truly succeeds in being a part of Ray Harryhausen’s filmography as it is a very awesome movie to own on Blu Ray as even a lot of the bonus content and special features are great to check out. To all fans of Ray Harryhausen, please give this movie a watch.
I give Jason And The Argonauts 5/5 Stars, and Two Thumbs Up.