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Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)

PG  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Family  |  15 June 2001 (USA)
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A young adventurer named Milo Thatch joins an intrepid group of explorers to find the mysterious lost continent of Atlantis.

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1914: Milo Thatch, grandson of the great Thaddeus Thatch works in the boiler room of a museum. He knows that Atlantis was real, and he can get there if he has the mysterious Shephards journal, which can guide him to Atlantis. But he needs someone to fund a voyage. His employer thinks he's dotty, and refuses to fund any crazy idea. He returns home to his apartment and finds a woman there. She takes him to Preston B. Whitmore, an old friend of his Grandfathers. He gives him the shepherds journal, a submarine and a 5 star crew. They travel through the Atlantic ocean, face a large lobster called the Leviathan, and finally get to Atlantis. But does the Atlantis crew have a lust for discovery, or something else? Written by <laserwatch007@yahoo.com>

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$329,011 (USA) (8 June 2001)

Gross:

$37,312 (Iceland) (11 January 2002)
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The fish in Whitmore's aquarium are coelocanths. The coelocanth is a sort of "living fossil" in that they were thought to be extinct until specimens were caught in the 1930s, over 20 years after the film is set. See more »

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When the group is settling at the campsite, when Milo asks Audrey about her life, in one scene she's taking her boots off. Note that she has only an overall and a sleeveless shirt. In the next scene, one can see her arm throwing her sock away, and she's wearing a sleeved shirt. See more »

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On Screen Text: [the text that appears on screen] "... in a single day and night of misfortune, the island of Atlantis disappeared into the depths of the sea." - Plato, 360 B.C.
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Where the Dream Takes You
Lyrics by Diane Warren
Music by Diane Warren and James Newton Howard
Performed by Mya
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User Reviews

 
Why are there so many negative reviews?
9 February 2003 | by (Dallas, TX) – See all my reviews

I thought that this film was very enjoyable. I watched this film with my wife BEFORE I had my first child. Therefore, I was not watching it as simply family entertainment and I still thoroughly enjoyed it. It seems as though many of the reviews are pointing out that this movie is not earth shattering, there were no unexpected plot changes and that the movie was predictable and boring. If these people were watching this movie expecting to have a religious experience doing so, then they were obviously going to be disappointed. This is simply an animated movie; nothing more. If you want to see this movie simply to sit back and let yourself be entertained, you will not be disappointed. In closing, this is definitely not the best movie Disney has made, but it IS entertaining and I do not understand the bad reputation it has received.


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