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Jason And The Argonauts review

Check out our review of Jason And The Argonauts - the 1963 adventure classic featuring Ray Harryhausen's stop-motion genius

Jason And The Argonauts

Jason And The Argonauts

Certificate: U

Starring: Todd Armstrong, Honor Blackman

Release date: 1963

4 out of 5


Made back in 1963, Jason and the Argonauts is a boy’s own fantasy adventure is best remembered for the effects by stop-motion genius Ray Harryhausen, who also worked on Clash of the Titans and The 7th Voyage of Sinbad.

According to Greek mythology, Jason (Armstrong) cannot claim the throne of Thessaly until he returns with the magical Golden Fleece. So off he sails with the brave Argonauts to do battle with whoever crosses their path on their way to retrieve it.

Very young viewers would probably be scared by creatures such as the seven-headed Hydra, but young boys who love sword-and-sandal epics will thrill at the army of skeletons Jason has to battle and adults will be pretty impressed as well – it still looks great today and remains Harryhausen’s most impressive special effect from all his films.

Is Jason And The Argonauts suitable for kids? Here are our parents’ notes...

As mentioned above, the hydra, the skeletons and Talos the giant will be too scary for the under eights.

If you like this, why not try: The 7th Voyage Of Sinbad, Clash Of The Titans 1981, Clash Of The Titans 2010, Prince Of Persia, Hercules,