!!Film/{{Jason and the Argonauts}}

* AdaptationDisplacement: Many fans are under the illusion that Harryhausen himself created the story.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The dance scene in the Harryhausen film. In the Hallmark film, the scene where Zeus tempts Medea which is never mentioned again.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The score is by Bernard Herrmann. Every cue is a CMOA!
* DesignatedHero: Jason, full stop. His goal to take back his kingdom may be admirable (though we don't know for sure if his father Aristo wasn't, say, a brutal tyrant), but it's hard not to notice his [[NoSympathy blatant indifference]] to the loss of crewmen over the course of his journey or his plans to filch the Golden Fleece out of Colchis.
** Averted in the Hallmark film where he must find the Fleece or else his mother will be killed.
* HilariousInHindsight: Brian Thompson plays Demigod Hercules in the Hallmark film. A few years later he would get bumped up and play Cronus in ''{{Charmed}}''.
* HoYay: Hylas and Hercules sure do pair up quick. Hylas essentially [[spoiler:dies]] trying to pick up after his thoughtless boyfriend and, afterwards, Hercules quits the quest [[spoiler:to retrieve his body]].
* {{Narm}}: A good chunk of the Harryhausen film due to Todd Armstrong's awful acting, the fight with [[spoiler: Acastus]] in particular. The harpy scene also fails to be anyway intimidating.
** The last few scenes in the Hallmark one are made comical by the fact that Pelias is actually wearing the Fleece and looks quite ridiculous.
** The [[DemBones fight with the Skeletons]] starts out ok, as they silently, slowly march forward...before letting out a high-pitched "war cry" that sounds like a pack of angry schoolgirls. The scene continues on and is rightfully lauded, but for that one moment...
* OneSceneWonder: Honor Blackman steals the show in the Harryhausen film, playing Hera. Olivia Williams steals the show in the Hallmark film, coincidentally also playing Hera.
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: Every monster in the movie, but the crowning moment is undoubtedly the fighting skeletons scene. That 3 minute scene took Ray Harryhausen 4 months of solid work!