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Mysterious Island (2005)

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To escape evils of the Civil War, Cyrus removes his small family and random war prisoners by way of hot air balloon. Once landing on an island, the group finds they are surrounded by danger... See full summary »

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Russell Mulcahy

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Jules Verne (novel), Adam Armus (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kyle MacLachlan ... Cyrus
Danielle Calvert Danielle Calvert ... Helen
Gabrielle Anwar ... Jane
Patrick Stewart ... Nemo
Jason Durr ... Pencroff
Omar Gooding ... Neb
Vinnie Jones ... Bob
Tom Mison ... Blake
Roy Marsden Roy Marsden ... Joseph (as Roy Anthony Mould)
Chris Larkin ... Atherton (as Christopher Stephens)
Dom Hetrakul Dom Hetrakul ... Sun (as Dom Hatrakul)
Nate Harrison Nate Harrison ... Lemay
Geoffrey Giuliano ... Captain Li
Banjong Siriwattanawong Banjong Siriwattanawong ... Pirate
Daniel O'Neill Daniel O'Neill ... Young Pirate
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To escape evils of the Civil War, Cyrus removes his small family and random war prisoners by way of 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, played by Sir Patrick Stewart, the group is forced to find shelter and survive. Written by Katelyn

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USA | Thailand | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jules Verne's Mysterious Island See more »

Filming Locations:

Krabi, Thailand See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Kyle MacLachlan and Sir Patrick Stewart appeared in Dune (1984). See more »

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A high shot of Jane and Helen on the beach shows that the volcano is behind them on the other side of the island. A camera change to their POV on the beach shows the volcano is to the left of the island. See more »

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Version of Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012) See more »

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Very Lazy Effort
15 October 2005 | by mail-1208See all my reviews

This has got to be one of the lousiest special-effects movies I've ever seen. It reminds me of B-grade '50s movies. It is unforgivable that the production was so lazy in this era of realistic CGI effects. The most atrocious part of the film was the attack in the cave of spiders. They looked like limited-animation cutouts. The poor effects throughout the film spoiled any experience of it.

Aerial shots were obviously filmed in front of a green screen. The balloon moved unrealistically against a backdrop of sky.

Time scale is wrong. How did these guys travel from the Eastern US to the Pacific in one night? It seemed they fitted out the limestone cave in a day and night, etc. Totally lazy effort.

How did top actors like Patrick Stewart and Vinnie Jones get roped into this mess? I love Stewart but this role forces him to sleep-walk. The best part of the movie was Jones' accent and attitude.


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