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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 northern POWs make the decision to escape the war by hijacking a hot air balloon! Drifting through the night, they wake to find themselves marooned on a desert island, but they aren't alone... Littered with wreckage, the island is home to cast of survivors who have been lost in space and time, including Jules and Abby Fogg, two young women from modern times who become stranded while flying over the Bermuda Triangle. Faced with defending themselves against vicious pirates, terrifying creatures, and an active volcano that's ready to blow, they must find a way to survive and escape the island. Hope only comes when they encounter the island's oldest resident, Captain Nemo himself. With his help, they set to work crafting an escape... but will they make it in time before the island claims them forever?Written by
Not just lost on a remote island, lost in TIME as well!
RELEASED TO TV IN 2012 and directed by Mark Sheppard, "Mysterious Island" is loosely based on Jules Verne's book about Civil War soldiers stranded on a strange island and their eventual encounter with Captain Nemo (played by William Morgan Sheppard and, in flashbacks, Mark Sheppard). Gina Holden & Susie Abromeit play two women the soldiers meet on the island. Lochlyn Munro is effective as the male protagonist while Edrick Browne, Caleb Michaelson & J.D. Evermore appear as other soldiers.
I've seen two other movies based on Verne's novel (1961 & 2005) and those departed from the novel as well, although this one takes the most liberties. As my title blurb points out, the castaways aren't just lost on a deserted island, they're lost in time too and I enjoyed the ramifications of this (Civil War-era militarists trying to catch a grip with two modern women). If you're a sucker for lost-on-deserted-island movies, like me, this version is a must, as long as you can handle the TV budget. The only noticeable flaw (beyond the typical limitations that go with a low budget) is the awkward way some scenes are executed, like the final one with Herbert.
THE FILM RUNS 91 minutes and was shot entirely in Louisiana (St. Amant, St. Gabriel, Mandeville & Baton Rouge). WRITER: Cameron Larson.
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