A extreme adoption...
Reviewed by: alecpele, November 27, 2003
Even though a popular classic was chosen for creating a cartoon movie ('Treasure Island', by Robert Louis Stevenson) the result was a little disappointing, mainly because of the extreme space setting used. The original story took place at the 18th century and was a typical pirate story, having the least to do with light-speed spacecrafts. In this way the potential advantage of a great scenario disappeared. The overall concept of a space-pirate tale fails to persuade even the younger watchers, while the slogan: 'It's only a cartoon' doesn't seem to apply at this case.
On the other hand a couple of good features appeared. The character design and animation were wonderful. The scene with the explosion in the end is very impressive as well as all the sky-skateboarding scenes. Finally the soundtracks of the movie were delightful.
8 of 28 people found this review helpful
Reviewed by: damfine, October 24, 2003
Yikes! One of the most nauseatingly painful piles of mouse vomit I've ever had the misfortune of being forced to sit through. The elaborate computer visuals do not make up for the annoying and pointless characters in a hacked-out story.
2 of 25 people found this review helpful
HIT THE NAIL RIGHT ON THE HEAD
Reviewed by: STARFOX, June 05, 2003
Get ready to buckle up with space shattering secret. A secret of a whole planet filled with the treasures of a million star systems and only one boy named Jim Hawkins was the only map.
This adeptation of the story of 'TREASURE ISLAND' but with a futuristic twist. It has all the same qualities of the original story, with a DIsney twist and a bit of Disney magic, that well delight the new generation as well as the older generations
Way to go Disney, Keep up the good work -- Walt would be proud!
4 of 21 people found this review helpful
Close, but no cigar
Reviewed by: StevenBell, December 21, 2002
This movie promised much, but its' delivery was alittle flat. The movie's technology was too tied to its' eighteenth century origins and was way too hard to believe. This could have been overcome, however if the writing had been better. But the emotional scenes were too restrianed and the dialogue too drawn out. The supporting characters of Captain Amelia and Doctor Doppler were wonderful, but both the hero and the villain fell short. There were tragic scenes here, and these actors barely raised thier voices. Comeon here people, how about alittle emotion here. You Disney writers need to push those actors. Some real emotion could have saved this movie.
0 of 11 people found this review helpful
Reviewed by: jamie_hawkins, July 08, 2002
i also saw tha teaser trailer (june 21, 2002) and was compelled to know more about Treasure Planet. i also think its a great idea to turn a classic book into a cool movie!!! cant wait till nov or dec!
3 of 9 people found this review helpful