Jason and The Argonauts

Jason & the Argonauts [v4.0]

Ryan Kunnemann
L.A. 2
Oct 6, 1996

Talos - Myth versus Movie.

The characterization of Talos\' in "Jason and the Argonauts" is portrayed very different
in the myth and the movie. One major contrast was that Talos was the last Bronze
person in the myth. In the movie, Talos was lifeless until Hercules broke into Talos\'s chamber and stole a hairpin. However, in the myth, he was awake and ready to take
on Jason and the Argonauts. The film had Talos picking up the ship, Argo, and throwing
it in a violent way, but in the myth it says he hurls a crag at the Argo. In the
original legend, Hercules, one of the Argonauts, did not fight against Talos, but in
the movie, Hercules is there to help. Hercules then leaves Jason and the Argonauts
to look for a friend that was killed in the fight. The true story had Hercules
leaving long before this, on the first Island, to look for a long lost friend. The motion
picture altered many of the actions in the myth, don\'t you think this added to the
excitement of the film?

Category: Mythology