The eschewing of modern optical effects techniques in favor of the classic stop-motion animation wor... read morek of special effects legend Ray Harryhausen was a delightful highlight of this action adventure that attempted to give Greek mythology the Star Wars (1977) treatment. Harry Hamlin stars as Perseus, a mortal who, due to the interference of the mighty god Zeus (Laurence Olivier), finds himself in the city of Joppa, far away from his island home. There, he falls in love with Andromeda (Judi Bowker), an imprisoned princess. To free her, win her hand, and thus half of the kingdom, Perseus solves a riddle, but Joppa's enraged ruler orders Andromeda fed to the Kraken, a towering sea monster that's the last of the powerful Titans. In his quest to save Andromeda, Perseus must endure a series of trials with the help of the winged horse Pegasus and a friendly playwright, Ammon (Burgess Meredith). His ultimate goal is to secure the head of the grotesque Gorgon named Medusa and use it to turn the Kraken into stone, but dangers await, including the hideously deformed Calibos (Neil McCarthy). ~ Karl Williams, Rovi
r a decade of working on Sinbad pictures, the master of stop-motion animation returned to the Greek mythology universe. Here, in what proved to be his final movie is the story of Perseus and Andromeda
Reviewed 21 months days ago
So I'm watching this in mythology and its so bad its actually funny. it is a good representation of greek mythology in a lot
Reviewed 4 years days ago
. It shares the endearing cheesyness and loose adhearance to Greek mythology of those shows.
CotT is based on the ancient story of Perseus and Andromeda, but it takes