Young Jim Hawkins is the only one who can sucessfully get a schooner to a legendary Island known for buried Treasure. But aboard the ship is a mysterious cook named John Silver, whose true ...
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Young Jim Hawkins is the only one who can sucessfully get a schooner to a legendary Island known for buried Treasure. But aboard the ship is a mysterious cook named John Silver, whose true motivation on the journey challenges Jim's trust in the entire crew. Written by
Rupert Penrry-Jones also appeared in the series Black Sails that is a prequel of the Treasure island history See more »
At the end of the film, Jim Hawkins' mother is looking out to the arriving ship. There is snow falling. The camera cuts to Jim Hawkins on the ship, looking towards the land. The sun is shining and he just has a simple shirt on. See more »
Loyalty. Loyalty, John, is what you can hold in your hand.
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I've read through these comments with some amusement. I've also read the book more than once and love it. I also like Robert Newton who will always be Long John Silver. But I don't care about the changes, the inaccuracies, the altered story or anything else found to criticise this film. It is very good entertainment with a very decent cast, including Eddie Izzard, and enough tightness in the script to make it very watchable. Watching it on DVD without ads obviously helps but I cannot understand how anyone could not enjoy this adventure because that is what it is. It's not an attempt to produce a classic but a simple effort in producing a good, well told story. Damned good fun.
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