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
This movie is based on the classic Greek myth. As it begins, Iocles is being invaded by King Pelias(Dennis Hopper) and his soldiers. Read morePublished on Aug. 15 2003 by Joseph Fitzgerald
True to the story, good cinematography, and nifty transitions however the acting by Jason and Pelias was downright painful to watch. Read morePublished on June 4 2003 by Craig Floyd
I've used *Jason and the Argonauts* in my freshman English classes (high school) after our unit on the *Odyssey*. Read morePublished on June 1 2003 by Eileen Cunningham
I didn't get to see all of this movie when we watched it in school. However, what I saw I thoroughly enjoyed. Read morePublished on April 15 2003
The cast wasn't all that great. The acting was a bit weak like they couldn't get into their roles. The evil king (Jason's stepfather) one of the key characters was really poorly... Read morePublished on Feb. 10 2003
Now I must say that I had rented this with pretty high expectations; after all, Hallmark's recent TV miniseries of Greek mythology "The Odyssey" was a first-rate adventure that I... Read morePublished on Nov. 2 2002 by Erik Morton
Along with "Merlin" and "The Odyssey", "Jason and the Argonauts" is one of the greatest fantasy mini-series ever made by Hallmark Channel. Read morePublished on July 27 2002 by lobohombreriera
No matter what anyone says, this film is by far & away superior to the 1962 Todd Armstrong movie. I own both on DVD and watched them on consecutive nights for comparison. Read morePublished on May 4 2002 by D. Roberts