Saturday, April 22, 2017

JRO's #84: Jason and the Argonauts (Don Chaffey, 1963)

I'm not sure why I picked this one. I think it was just a dumb mistake. 7th Voyage of Sinbad was actually the more influential and more watched film of my childhood. I think I meant to put that one on the list, but somehow wrote Jason and the Argonauts instead. Sinbad should be here. Or maybe it's a tie. The thing about both Jason and Sinbad is that they're both not so great as movies. The scripts are bad to okay. The acting is bad to okay. But none of that matters. Because the reason this film is on the list is the obvious reason that this film makes it on any list: Ray Harryhausen's magic effects. Another honorable mention is Valley of Gwangi.

1 comment:

  1. I have memories of Medusa, maybe her scream unnerving me. Apparently my dad spent a day in the theater and this was the last feature.