Another great Ray Harryhausen stop-motion effect movie that is close to perfect. I especially love how the film present the Greek Gods as they play around with people as chess pieces. The film looks beautiful and who can forget The Skeleton Army? Best adventure film of the 1960s???? Well, at least the most glossy and best-looking one.
Still one of the supreme Saturday matinee entertainments. I've seen this film more times than I can count and find it a vividly colorful joy. The visuals by Harryhausen are among his most iconic and the film still casts a spell among many of it's special effects set-pieces. From the island of Talos to the hissing hydra and the skeleton soldier finale. This is a great entertainment for kids and kids at heart.
While not Harryhausen's finest achievement this stop motion marvel (for it's time) is still an entertainining Saturday morning adventure. A little more time on the script or at least a satisfying conclusion may have been in order. In the end one just waits for the setpieces to occur that certainly betray their antiquated effects technology now save the final skeleton battle which still holds its power.