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
Tony Regbo, who portrays Jim Hawkins, also portrayed King Francis II, the husband of Mary, Queen Of Scots, in the TV series Reign. See more »
After Jim has killed Israel Hands he leaves the Hispaniola on the beach with the mainsail unfurled and returns to the stockade. When he and the others return to the ship, the sail is furled. See more »
Do you think you could cope with killin', Jim? You got to be man enough not to care after it's all done.
I could cope.
You gotta be strong, in a religious way - or have no thought for God at all.
I could cope.
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Stevenson's Treasure Island was one of my favorite childhood books I used to read over and over again. Currently I can't remember its nuances - the plot of course I do - and I enjoyed the 2012 version. Background and costumes seems realistic and one can notice at once that it non-US movie - compared to Pirates of the Caribbean, for example.
Izzard, Regbo, Sutherland and Wood are very good, the rest are just above average - or their characters are too "simple" to make some real shine out of them. On the other hand, it is good that no one really steals the show as Depp does when portraying Jack Sparrow. Fight scenes, collusions etc are also more "medieval" here.
In short, highly recommended for those fond of historic adventures, and not seeking deep philosophy or reasoning.
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