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Inspired by the Greek myth, the story begins when the fearless explorer Jason returns to the kingdom of Thessaly to make his rightful claim to the throne, but the gods proclaim that he must first find the magical Golden Fleece. Consulting Hera, the Queen of gods, Jason recruits the Argonauts to crew his ship, and they embark on their eventful journey.
Is your classical Greek rusty? This is just the thing--a feast of epic Greek mythology--and the classic tale of Good (Jason, Theseus, Hercules, Orpheus) versus Evil (angry gods, Poseidon, Harpies, the women of Lemnos) is a great introduction. The plot has been entertaining people for thousands of years and is still going strong--now strengthened by great special effects and good acting. Sure, some people will think this version isn't "high culture" enough (it's a bit reminiscent of The Clash of the Titans), but those folks should probably be reading Bulfinch's Mythology instead of watching TV anyway.
The DVD includes a "making of" documentary, "notable and quotable," detailed cast and crew information, scene access, and Dolby surround sound. Even hard-core fans of Ray Harryhausen's 1963 stop-motion-animation version will find room in their hearts (and DVD libraries) for this one. Although the basic plot elements are the same, the two versions achieve very different (and both quite enjoyable) effects. The new Jason and the Argonauts is something kids and adults can all enjoy. --Tara Chace
I am happy to find this version of the Jason and the Argonauts. I have the older version already. But I wanted the newer version too.Published 10 months ago by Kyllikki Keränen
Great special effects, super acting, no more need to be said about this version, watch it and enjoy the luxury of being somewhere else for it's duration+Published 13 months ago by go jo
Sucks. Lame attempt at putting a modern remake on a classic that can never be bettered.Published 13 months ago by Thomas M. Kensil
If you like epic movies like Braveheart or Gladiator, you'll enjoy this. It doesn't stick to the myth exactly, but it's still a lot of fun to watch...Published 15 months ago by Track and Field Freak