Treasure Island is one of the most copied stories ever. You only need to look at the amount of different books (sequels and such) to see. There are also many movies about it. Some rather close to the book, some not so close. Today, I wanted to write about one of these not-so-close to the novel, movies: Treasure Planet.
Treasure Planet is a very entertaining movie and it deserves its 68% freshness on Rotten Tomatoes if not higher. It's a gripping movie and combines most of the important plot and characters from Treasure Island, but in a new and different way.
I love the character: James Hawkins, the son who dreams big and finally gets to fulfill his dream, a reckless boy who matures into a strong young man. Okay, so his hair, everybody hates his hair at the start, then you sort of just accept it and ignore it. His relationship with Silver is really deep, and like I said: how he changes from a rash young boy to an affectionate, caring young man.
Silver the cyborg, an ruthless pirate, who devlops a soft spot for 'Jimbo' as he calls him. I like him. :)
Dr. Dobbler, a combination of the Squire and Doctor from the orignal story. He though not the most helpful of characters is still loyal, and tries as best he can to do whatever is needed. He is also Jim's Mother's good friend.
The Captain: Amelia. It is actually very strange and funny all at the same time to see Emma Thompson voicing such a role.
The other thing I love is the song 'I'm Still Here' which is in the movie. I love that song! It is also a great part in the movie with Jim and Silver doing stuff together.
Anyway, to finish off this post. i would just like to say that Treasure Planet is a great movie, set in space, a interesting re-telling of Treasure Island and a good story by itself.