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Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)

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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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Storyline

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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atlantis | journal | crew | expedition | museum | See more »

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Rated PG for action violence | See all certifications »

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15 June 2001 (USA)  »

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Atlantis  »

Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,861 (Iceland) (28 December 2001)

Gross:

$37,312 (Iceland) (11 January 2002)
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One of the character names, Santorini, is also the name of an ancient volcano in the Mediterranean that erupted with many times the force of Mt. Vesuvius (and predated it by many centuries), devastated an early civilization, and may have been an origin of the Atlantean legend. See more »

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In several scenes, the submarine's crew are seen wearing gas masks akin to those developed for trench warfare. Gas had not been deployed as a weapon yet, but the concept of a gas mask dates back to the 9th century. A gas mask was patented in America in 1849 by Lewis Haslett, for filtering dust. Furthermore, the African American inventor Garrett A. Morgan invented a gas mask in 1912 that proved useful for gas/smoke-filled environments. Military use of gas masks did not occur until at least 1915, but Rourke runs a private army with unconventional equipment, to say the least. It is not difficult to imagine him or an associate seeing the need for protective masks in a dusty, potentially gas-filled underground environment. See more »

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[first lines]
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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Remembering our friend Jim Varney. See more »

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References Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996) 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
Mya appears courtesy of A&M Records
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Amazing movie!
9 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought this movie was very well put together. The voice-overs were also great. I liked how they all overcame their conflicts and reached their goals. I would recommend this movie to anyone. It was definitely worth the time and money to watch it. Atlantis has some comic scenes that made me laugh. Other scenes made me sad. And others made me glad. It is a movie any age can enjoy. From the moment Milo is the crazy "profesor" or until he gathers the crew up for the fantastic voyage under the sea. After I watched the movie, I read the book. It was good as well, but the movie puts better pictures in your mind. It is just like the book. But go ahead and watch this movie!


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