While I may a sucker for the remake, the original is still entertaining as it being a fine classic showcase for its unique special effects by the one & only Ray Harryhausen. Not only because of that, it also has a good cast (including some of the most acclaimed) and some fabulous costume/production designing as well. Nevertheless, watch this & the remake and you'll see some difference but also being entertained too.
***1/2. Refreshing mythogreek peplum with Ursula Andress as Aphrodite. She just utters three sentences but never mind. I also don't know why I liked the scenes with the iron owl. Never mind. Pointless to say that this film is much better than its remake. Recommended.
While it has some spotty acting by Hamlin and takes awhile to get going, this episodic odyssey has a mixture of moments of greatness and dull portions of dialogue. But overall, this is a very good boy's adventure with some of Harryhausen's finest effects he ever put onscreen.
Ein Fantasy Epos in der fast vergessenen Tradition des Geschichtenerzählens von uralten Mythen und Legenden, magischen Schwertern und der Kraft eines Kusses der wahren Liebe. (Dazu haben wir euch eine Film List mit unseren liebsten Fantasy Filmen erstellt auf der Empfehlungsseite unserer Videothek cinegeek.de