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Jupiter's Thunderballs (1903)
"Le tonnerre de Jupiter" (original title)

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Brief "trick film" in which Zeus and two other gods romp with dancing girls on Olympian clouds.


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With godly entrapments, Zeus appears on the horizon, engages Hermes as an audience, and tries to throw some thunderbolts. They fizzle. Hephaestus tries to make some repairs but succeeds only in heating the bolts and burning Zeus's hands. Zeus conjures nine muses, but do their incantations help? He dismisses them as well as a visiting Pan, and his fits of pique become counter-productive. Can he get his powers back? Written by <>

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Short | Fantasy




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7 November 1903 (USA)  »

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Jupiter's Thunderballs
25 June 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Jupiter's Thunderballs (1903)

** 1/2 (out of 4) aka Tonnerre de Jupiter, Le

Mildly entertaining trick film from Melies has him playing Zeus, the Greek God of Thunder. Zeus is trying to get his magical lightening to work but he's having problems with it. A group of dancing girls show up to give him a good time but he's mean to them and soon there's a price to pay. This short runs just over three minutes and to be honest that's a tad bit too long since the track shot doesn't happen until the very end of the movie. None of the stuff with the dancing girls is very entertaining so that makes the film get off to a rather slow start. When the actual trick takes place it makes it well worth the way as the joke is pretty funny.

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