The adventure unfolds as Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn - Tom's friend from the streets - witness a murder in the graveyard. Tom and Huck flee to Jackson Island and make a pact never to tell anyone about the incident. However, when the good-natured Muff Potter, who has been blamed for the murder is sentenced to death by hanging, Tom breaks his promise and returns to exonerate Muff Potter. In jun Joe, the actual murderer, makes a hasty exit from the courtroom during the trial. A short time later, Tom and Huck find references to a treasure and have to face In jun Joe again.Written by
In the novel "Adventures of Tom Sawyer", when Injun Joe and his partner dig up the coins in the haunted house, Tom hears Joe say he will bury the coins at den "number two", but Joe does not say this in the movie. Consequently, when Tom is lost in the cavern with Becky, sees Injun Joe and says "So this is number two" (at 1:08:27), there is a disconnect: viewers unfamiliar with the story fail to make sense of this line. When Tom returns with Huck and finds a Roman numeral II on the cave wall (at 1:13:30), there is a similar disconnect. See more »
maybe, it is not the most inspired adaptation. but it is nice, seductive, cool and funny. and after so many adaptation, front to high expectations, it has the great virtue to be good occasion to remind the atmosphere of a classic. only sin - Val Kilmer as Mark Twain. too much make-up and a too strange performance. but that is only a small detail. an easy film who has the flavor of classic novel. and that is enough for good entertainment. inspired option for the lead characters for the image level, decent performances, beautiful images. and a film not for high expectations but for fun. version for a new generation, it preserves the spirit of original work. and that fact is real important. the others - only few details.
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