A cinematic adaptation of Jules Verne's 1874 novel "The Mysterious Island", the story begins during the American Civil War, as famine and death ravage the city of Richmond, Virginia. Five ... See full summary »
Pruitt Taylor Vince
The year is 1886, when New England's fishing harbours are the scene for a "creature of unknown origin" destroying ships at sea. It is the job of Professor Pierre Aronnax, a marine expert, ... See full summary »
Captain Nemo goes even deeper into insanity in this mesmerizing fantasy tale. Once again at the helm of his fearsome, wildly advanced vessel, the nautical madman endeavors to turn the world above the waves upside down.
Ever since the death of his wife, the famous and once highly-respected general Michael Strogoff has fallen steadily into a state of decrepitude. The Tartars have again overrun the empire's ... See full summary »
This animated version is not bad. It is not as good as the classic 1959 film, though I wasn't expecting it to be, but is still leagues better than SyFy's. It is also better than Blye Migicovsky's version of The Count of Monte Cristo, which I disliked. It does have its flaws, I do think it is too short, consequently there are a few parts that felt rushed and the more thrilling sequences much too brief. There are logical lapses such as with Gower and the lodestone, and I do agree that Hercules is far too reminiscent of a chipmunk. However while simple in its style, the animation is more colourful in backgrounds and less blocky in character design than The Count of Monte Cristo, while the score is rousing and the songs while not the best songs I've ever heard are decent and actually help to move the story forward. The dialogue is amusing, the story mostly skips along nicely and did on the whole hold my attention, while the characters are at least not dull or unlikeable and the voice acting is solid. All in all, not a bad animated version, better than I expected actually. 5/10 Bethany Cox
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