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Thursday, December 07, 2006

Mysterious Island (1961)

This movie was so bad it was good. It starts out with several men who are in a confederate POW camp during the Civil War. They make their big escape in a hot air balloon. They drift for days before they finally crash on an island. As they are trying to settle in and figure their way off the island they are attacked by a large crab. They soon realize that this island is not typical. A while later another boat crashes on the island carrying a woman and her niece. They all move into a large cave and more giant creatures attack - a turkey and a bee. Finally, they meet up with Captain Nemo (from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea) who crashed there several years before. He tells them the secrets of the island and they learn that they must escape before they all die.

The special effects in this movie are so cheesy they are actually entertaining. The acting is very over the top but in this film it fits. There are several movie versions of this Jules Verne story. The most recent version was a made for TV movie from 2005 starring Kyle MacLachlan, Gabrielle Anwar and Patrick Stewart. If you're in the mood for a so bad it's good movie go ahead and watch this.



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