Monday, December 19, 2016

By the Gods!

Jason (Jason London) and crew watch as Hercules (Brian Thompson) gets the Argo into the sea in the TV mini-series version of JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS

Not bad...while far from being great. The only inspired aspect is having Brian Thompson play Hercules. The script for this follows HERCULES (1958) more than the Ray Harryhausen 1963 film version, which is odd. Like so many TV mini-series, the production sacrifice a tight narrative for an overextended, somewhat padded retelling of the famous story.

1 comment:

Richard Svensson said...

Brian Thompson is the best thing about this series; an inspired bit of casting. But overall I felt that this production was sorely lacking the atmosphere that made Harryhausen's version so good. If there's something the 1960's Peplums could do, no matter what budgets they had, was mood.