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
Rupert Penrry-Jones also appeared in the series Black Sails that is a prequel of the Treasure island history See more »
When Silver and his supporters row in the jolly boat to the island there are 9 men in the boat. Then, when they storm the stockade, four are killed in the ensuing fight before Silver and the survivors retreat to the beach. Yet there are still eight men alive. 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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