Treasure Island Reviews
The British are seeking a buried treasure in the Caribbean that was left their by Captain Flint. The British take in a local orphan, Jim Hawkins, on their treasure hunt. The ship also includes several members of Captain's Flint's former crew, including the legendary John Silver. Can the British count on Hawkins and Silver to obtain the gold or will the pirate John Silver act as pirates fo and steal the gold for himself?
"By god I did have a sea cook right out of his talent."
Byron Haskins, director of Captain Sinbad, War of the Worlds (1953), Jet Over the Atlantic, Robinson Crusoe on Mars, and September Storm, delivers Treasure Island. The storyline for this picture is interesting and reminded me of the recent Pirates of the Caribbean pictures. The action scenes were better than anticipated and the acting was perfect for the content. The cast includes Robert Newton, Bobby Driscoll, and Basil Sydney.
"Sweetened to sooth your taste."
I happened to come across this flick and decided to give it a shot. I have watched several classic swash buckling pictures lately so I thought this would be a nice addition to the genre. I was right. This is a very fun picture. The entire family watched and enjoyed this film. If you are a fan of the recent Pirates of the Caribbean pictures, you should see this.
"What fool has a bible?"
This film gives a good depiction of just how small the boat was down bellow. This film shows the kitchen differently than Iā(TM)m thinking the boat would be with a little more open and more space and not so confined.
The actor playing Long John Silver is pretty good. The voice is exactly what you would think Silver would sound like.
I would have liked the port town where the crew was found to have appeared large so that it would have looked much more extensive. Much of the town looked small and confined. It looked like the set may have only been 5 buildings at most and the rest was either model buildings or paintings.
I was surprised how much of the film focuses so much more time into getting on Treasure Island and finding the Treasure on the Island more than the actual back story of the characters. I was surprised that Jims mother was never even seen but talked about since Jim is so young in this film.
Unfortunately I am rating this film as I have seen the other remakes after this film has come out.