Action & adventure are the order of the day when, in the 1700's, a treasure map falls into the hands of young Jim Hawkins. With the help of his friend Dr. Livesey & Squire Trelawney, the ... See full summary »
A terrible storm is raging the night it all begins - with a knock on the door. 17-year-old Jim Hawkins helps his widowed mother run their little tavern on the coast of 19th century England.... See full summary »
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
Elijah Wood spent two hours in makeup to achieve the look of Ben Gunn. That included makeup and a fake tan. See more »
As the ship gets underway the first time, the order is given to "hoist the main sail". Fore-and-aft sails are hoisted, but the ship's main sail is square-rigged. Square sails on ships of that time were unfurled, not hoisted. 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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Izzard, Sosanya and Wood, did justice to roles that were totally contrary to their normal acting parts. Best acting was Mays (as the doctor), and Henderson (as Meg Hawkins).
I read the original 'Treasure Island' back in 8th grade. While this was a modern 'adaptation', that drifted from the original book, it fleshed out personalities and background stories. I did appreciate the way they stayed true to the verbal vernacular. I found it to be an excellent update.
My only beef was the 'hand-held camera' filming in an attempt to be 'edgy'.
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