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To escape evils of the Civil war, Cyrus removes his small family and random war prisoners by way if hot air balloon. Once landing on an island the group finds they are surrounded by danger from giant insects and gold craving pirates. Turned away by the only safe haven on the island, owned by captain Nemo, Patrick Suart, the group is forced to find shelter and survive. Written by Katelyn

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Fascinating adventures and glimmer scenarios along with colossal animals
6 July 2009 | by See all my reviews

This new adaptation from Jules Verne novel starts on American Civil War, after the battle of Richmond. An Union POWs , an officials named Cyrus(Kyle McLachlan), Pencroff(Jason Durr), an African-American soldier(Omar Gooding), a mother(Gabrille Anwar) and her daughter(Calvert) escape in an observation balloon and terminate stranded on a lonely South Pacific island . They must to use their talents to survive dangers, facing off pirates(Vinnie Jones) and devise a way to return home. At the uncharted island find gigantic bugs such as large serpents, giants spiders,monstrous dragonfly, enormous rat , among them. Off course , also encounter captain Nemo(Patrick Stewart) and his loyal helper Joseph(Roy Marsden) and his riveting submarine of the future called Nautilus. Furthermore an unstable volcano on the edge of eruption.

This follow-up to ¨20.000 leagues under the sea¨ is an exciting fantasy-adventure full of special effects created by computer-generator. The runtime is overlong with several incidents and sub-plots , taking too much liberties from original novel.The cast is great but wasted, as weak performance by Patrick Stewart, unforgettable Star Trek's Piccard. Colorful cinematography , being filmed on location an island of Thailand. The motion picture is middling directed by Russel Mulcahy.

Another versions based on this classic story are the following and filmed before : 1) Silent rendition made in 1929 2) Directed by Cy Endfield (1961), and starred by Michael Craig, Joan Greenwood and Herbert Lom as Nemo, with creatures designed by the master Ray Harryhausen, it's the best adaptation, and 3) European take on by Juan Antonio Bardem(1973) with Omar Shariff as captain Nemo.


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