History Film / JasonAndTheArgonauts

17th Jul '16 5:14:18 PM BobTanaka
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* MightyGlacier: Talos is invincibly big, strong, and tough, but doesn't move very fast.

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* MightyGlacier: Talos is invincibly big, strong, and tough, but doesn't move very fast. It doesn't make him ''any'' less dangerous.
26th May '16 7:52:49 PM Temmere
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* TakeAThirdOption: Jason's solution to the skeletons. He can't kill them, and certainly doesn't want them to kill him, so he [[spoiler:jumps off a cliff into the sea. They mindlessly follow and sink straight to the bottom.]]
26th May '16 7:02:26 PM Temmere
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* LightningBruiser: Hercules is suggested to be this. Jason doesn't even bother auditioning him the way he does everyone else, because he knows there is ''nothing'' Hercules couldn't do better than anyone else.
* MightyGlacier: Talos is invincibly big, strong, and tough, but doesn't move very fast.
22nd May '16 8:41:38 AM JamesAustin
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--> -- '''Creator/TomHanks''', ''giving Creator/RayHarryhausen a special Academy Award''

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--> -- '''Creator/TomHanks''', ''giving giving Creator/RayHarryhausen a special Academy Award''
Award
6th Mar '16 5:58:32 PM Willbyr
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14th Feb '16 8:09:12 AM fearlessnikki
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* ADeathInTheLimelight: Euphemus looks like he's going to get an Awesome Moment - only to drown trying to catch Acastus.



* TheMole: Acastus, sent by Pelias to kill Jason when he looks like getting the Golden Fleece. Jason twigs to his purpose just before they reach Colchis, but Acastus escapes and warns Aeëtes about the visitors. (And then tries to steal the Fleece for himself, which gets him killed by the Hydra.)

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* TheMole: Acastus, sent by Pelias to kill Jason when he looks like getting the Golden Fleece. Jason twigs to his purpose just before they reach Colchis, but Acastus escapes and warns Aeëtes Aeetes about the visitors. (And then tries to steal the Fleece for himself, which gets him killed by the Hydra.)


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* StockFootage: Pelias conquering Aristo's kingdom at the start reuses footage from the film ''Helen of Troy''.


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* NoPronunciationGuide: A few names are pronounced differently in the two adaptations:
** Medea - meh-dee-ah in the former, meh-day-uh in the latter.
** Pelias - pe-lie-as in the former, pelly-us in the latter.
** Argus - ar-guss in the former, ar-gose in the latter.
** Phineus - fin-ee-us in the former, fin-ay-us in the latter.
27th Nov '15 5:55:57 PM eowynjedi
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* FromACertainPointOfView: When Jason meets Pelias (not knowing who it is), he says he'll need the help of this fine army commander to take back his throne. The reply he gets is "When your father defended his throne from Pelias, no man fought harder than I." Which is true.
25th Nov '15 9:22:00 AM fearlessnikki
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* AttackItsWeakpoint: The Talos fight.

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* AttackItsWeakpoint: The Talos fight. An example of ShownTheirWork since this is how Talos was defeated in the myth.



* ForbiddenFruit: Hera warns the Argonauts not to take anything but supplies from the Isle of Bronze. Then Hercules and Hylas find a gods' jewelry box, with a brooch pin that Hercules fancies as a javelin. You can guess how well this ends.

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* ForbiddenFruit: ForbiddenFruit:
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Hera warns the Argonauts not to take anything but supplies from the Isle of Bronze. Then Hercules and Hylas find a gods' jewelry box, with a brooch pin that Hercules fancies as a javelin. You can guess how well this ends.



* TheHighQueen: Hera is this for the Gods. While she's sometimes this in the myths too, this is one of the rare stories where she's portrayed as this - rather than the [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen other kind of queen]].



* RelatedInTheAdaptation: Inverted. Medea was Aeetes's daughter in the myth, but is just a priestess to Hecate here.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Apart from Zeus saying that Hera is allowed to help Jason's baby sister Philomena, no mention is made of her after she's left on Hera's statue.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Apart from Zeus saying that Hera is allowed to help Jason's baby sister Philomena, no mention is made of her after she's left on Hera's statue.
statue. What's more is that Jason never asks about his sister or even meets her in Iolcus.



* BadassGrandpa: Downplayed. But Argos is the veteran sailor in the crew and does help fight in the final battle.



* ChekhovsSkill: "The legs are springs, the arms wings"

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* ChekhovsSkill: "The legs are springs, the arms wings"wings."



** TheLancer: Mopsus or Atalanta
** TheBigGuy: Hercules
** TheSmartGuy: Orpheus or Argos
** TheChick: Medea (could also count as a SixthRanger since she joins the crew when the story is nearly over)

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** TheLancer: Mopsus or Atalanta
for being Jason's biggest supporter, and Atalanta for being the childhood friend.
** TheBigGuy: Hercules
Hercules, as far as his SuperStrength is concerned. Laertes for his agility.
** TheSmartGuy: Argos via his knowledge of sailing. Zetes for his heightened vision.
** TheHeart:
Orpheus or Argos
since his one contribution isn't combat-related.
** TheChick: TheSixthRanger: Medea (could also count as a SixthRanger since she who joins on the crew when the story is nearly over)return journey.



* TheHighQueen: Hypsipyle, Queen of Lemnos. [[spoiler: At least to her own people anyway]].

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* TheHighQueen: TheHighQueen:
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Hypsipyle, Queen of Lemnos. [[spoiler: At least to her own people anyway]].



* HotWitch: Medea in the Hallmark one.
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: Pollux is bad, Castor has a beard and hair.

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* HotWitch: Medea is a more obvious witch in the Hallmark one.
this version and still Jason's love interest.
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: Pollux is bad, bald, Castor has a beard and hair.



* LikeBrotherAndSister: Jason drops this on Atalanta. For an added sting, he says "you're as dear to me as a ''brother''".

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* LikeBrotherAndSister: Jason drops this (unknowingly making it double as [[JustFriends this]]) on Atalanta. For an added sting, he says "you're as dear to me as a ''brother''".
25th Nov '15 6:51:00 AM fearlessnikki
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: A pretty unique inversion. In mythology, Atalanta was an AmazonianBeauty with blond hair that had suitors lining up for her. Here she is portrayed as a rather plain tomboy.

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* AdaptationOriginConnection: Atalanta here is Jason's childhood friend. Likewise there's a psychic link established between Jason and Medea long before he reaches Colchis.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: A pretty unique inversion. In mythology, Atalanta was an AmazonianBeauty with blond beautiful blonde hair that had suitors lining up for her. Here she is portrayed as a rather plain tomboy.
* AdaptedOut: Zetes had a twin brother called Calais. Presumably he was left out since they already had Castor and Pollux.



* BackUpTwin: Jason London's twin Jeremy doubled for him a few times.



* BillingDisplacement: Natasha Henstridge gets third billing in the Hallmark film but has only 20 minutes of screentime out of 3 hours. Ditto for Derek Jacobi. The two of them only appear in part 1 of the unedited version.



* EvilTwin: [[spoiler: Aspertes and Medea are definitely brother and sister but we don't know if they're twins]]



* RelatedInTheAdaptation: As noted below, Hercules is Hera's son. In the myths he's Zeus's son along with a mortal woman.



** And really inverted with regards to Jason and Medea. Jason goes off to technically steal the fleece just so he can become King in the original myth but in the Hallmark film he must do it to save his mother's life. He didn't really love Medea either and only agreed to marry her to get the fleece, while the film shows him to genuinely love her. Medea as well was a ManipulativeBitch in the original myth and killed Pelias herself as part of a trick to become queen.



* BlessedWithSuck: Phineas is given the gift of making prophecies but has lost his eyesight.
** BlindSeer: Derek Jacobi's version even has his eyes sewed shut.

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* BlessedWithSuck: Phineas is given the gift of making prophecies but has lost his eyesight.
** BlindSeer:
eyesight. Derek Jacobi's version even has his eyes sewed shut.



* DeathByAdaptation: In both versions [[spoiler: Acastus is killed after betraying the group]]. In the myths he ruled for many years.



* {{MacGuffin}}: The Golden Fleece.

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* {{MacGuffin}}: The Golden Fleece.Fleece which doesn't actually do anything other than look pretty (though it heals Medea in the first version). The 2000 film says it grants someone their heart's desire but it's implied that this is mostly superstition.




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* TokenEvilTeammate: Acastus as the king's son.
3rd May '15 11:00:26 PM nombretomado
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''Jason and the Argonauts'' is a well known SwordAndSandal film produced by Creator/RayHarryhausen and loosely based off a [[ClassicalMythology Greek myth]]. It is famous for its skeleton fight scene, one of the best stop motion sequences in history. It is looked on fondly by many nostalgics who remember loving it as a child, and has actually held up reasonably well over time.

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''Jason and the Argonauts'' is a well known SwordAndSandal film produced by Creator/RayHarryhausen and loosely based off a [[ClassicalMythology [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek myth]]. It is famous for its skeleton fight scene, one of the best stop motion sequences in history. It is looked on fondly by many nostalgics who remember loving it as a child, and has actually held up reasonably well over time.
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