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Treasure Island (2012)

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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 ... See full summary »

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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 Anonymous

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Elijah Wood spent two hours in makeup to achieve the look of Ben Gunn. That included makeup and a fake tan. See more »

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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 »

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Long John Silver: The rumor is the map was yours too. You've not seen it?
Jim Hawkins: I don't know.
Long John Silver: It would be a large piece of paper that would look like a map.
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Good entertainment
14 January 2012 | by (Thailand) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this short series even though, like another viewer, I have not read the book or seen other film interpretations. Having watched it, I am going to read the book. After, I might rant at the screen for 3 hours as another reviewer says, but as a first impression, I thought it was good entertainment.

I particularly liked how the film had these moments which hinted at sinister forces and "black magic"—how they break into a haunting, mournful sea shanty as they're weighing anchor etc.

Eddie Izzard is superb—very likable and very real. A hard but pragmatic man, he steals the show. Yes, it must have been easy money for Donnie Sutherland but what the hey.

The difference between this film and Pirates of the Caribbean, is that this is a drama (gutsy, real) and Pirates is a comedy. Sure the film has it flaws but it gripped me from the beginning to the end. Very good.


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