American academic Clive Stone is conducting research on pirate lore for a book. Part of that lore includes pirate Captain Flint of "Treasure Island" fame having hidden some piratical ...
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American academic Clive Stone is conducting research on pirate lore for a book. Part of that lore includes pirate Captain Flint of "Treasure Island" fame having hidden some piratical treasure on the island over two hundred years ago. As such, Clive writes to Jamesina 'Jamie' Hawkins, a direct descendant of Jim Hawkins (after who she was named) and the current proprietor of the Admiral Ben Bow Inn, to inquire about some of her possessions, namely a map and a bible, which he believes are clues to the hidden treasure, which she in turn believes is only lore and doesn't exist. Over a year after that inquiry, Stone visits Jamie coincidentally on the day that thieves try to steal the map, which Jamie proudly displays in the Inn. Stone requests to borrow the map, to which Jamie agrees - only if she goes along with him to Treasure Island - based on an incident that happens that day after the theft attempt. Stone tells her of evil blind Felix Newman, who will do whatever he can to find the ... Written by
A skeleton of a dead human propped up on the side of a rocky outcrop, in the open air, would not still be all together after two-hundred years. The connective tissues would have rotted away allowing the bones to fall, scatter and perhaps be carried off by scavengers. See more »
I just saw this zero-entertainment-value time-waster on this. You'd think MGM had better films to fill the wee small hours of the morning.
The script is amateurish, with clumsy dialog and zero suspense or dramatic interest. (I don't think there's a single line that isn't expository.) At least the director keeps things moving along (probably because he wanted to get it all over with).
There is a single (unintentionally) amusing moment, when one of the villains tries to shoot another villain. The latter runs back and forth trying to avoid the bullets, resembling a ball bearing in a pinball machine.
The project seems to have been cooked up not only to take advantage of the success of the Disney film, but to let Mr Hunter walk around with his shirt off.
Unless you find either of the leads appealing, this is strictly Sominex cinema.
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