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Mysterious Island (2005)

TV Movie  |   |  Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure  |  17 September 2005 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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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The group escapes from the Confederate prison in a hot air balloon, but it doesn't have a burner (something to create hot air and thereby keep the balloon afloat). They also supposedly float 8,000 miles or more, which would be impossible in that type of balloon even if they had a burner. See more »

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"If it didn't star Patrick Stewart I may not have watched this film at all"
15 October 2005 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

I've always been an admirer of Jules Verne's novels. But this movie was certainly poorly produced. This movie has a completely different storyline from Jules Vernes novel. Like Jules Verne's novel, the film tells the story of a group of prisoners who have escaped from a Confederate prisoner of war camp during the American Civil War by a hot air balloon. They travel over the pacific and their balloon is wrecked on an island in the south Pacific, an island which is filled with mysterious secrets.

While Captain Nemo did appear in the novel of 'Mysterious Island' he didn't appear in the novel until the third quarter of the novel, while in this movie he reveals himself close to the beginning. Also there were no female characters in the novel of 'Mysterious Island' while this includes film a woman who works as a nurse at the Confederate prisoner of war camp and her teenage daughter who are among the escapees in the balloon and stranded on the island. But I suppose it does give a bit of interest to the film. While there were certainly cutthroat pirates in the novel of 'Mysterious Island' I don't recall any giant animals.

The giant creatures were certainly very terrifying in this movie. There was a giant praying mantis, giant scorpions, giant ants, and even a giant bird. These creatures certainly presented a great suspense throughout the film, the computer generated affects didn't look realistic at all. Not much fun I don't think.

This film certainly needed a lot more to make it interesting. It needed a better cast of actors for one thing, but most of all this film needed a better story-line, the story in this film is extremely dull, it's not like the story in the novel at all. Overall the only good thing about this movie was Patrick Stewart, he is such a brilliant actor! In fact he was the only reason I kept watching the film. So I have to admit this 'Mysterious Island' movie is extremely dull, I don't recommend it to anyone.


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