The following are the all of the articles that have been tagged as and being related to Mysterious Island that can be found here at Musings From Us, for your enjoyment.
Not many kids get to enjoy a Vernian-style adventure once in their lifetime, but in a span of less than five years, Sean Anderson (Josh Hutcherson) gets in on two, thanks to the adventure-seeking members of his father’s family. He is really not enjoying his move to Dayton, Ohio (oops! Since when to palm trees grow in Dayton?) and his mind is preoccupied with finding Jules Verne’s “Mysterious Island”. Considering that this is the kid who travelled from a dead Icelandic volcano to a live one in Italy by trekking and sailing under the earth itself, finding this island might be quite a feat to add to his list. He gets a code from the HAM radio, and he is sure it is his grandfather telling him where the island is. After finding out the code with some help from his stepfather, Hank (Dwayne Johnson), whom was a codebreaker in the Navy, they find the coordinates to the island, which puts it near the island of Palau, and they fear that Grandpa Alexander (Micheal Caine) might be in trouble. Sean gets Hank’s permission to go to Palau and search for the island, so long as Hank goes along with him. Read more... (560 words, 106 images, estimated 2:14 mins reading time)
This version of Jules Verne’s Mysterious Island by Echo Bridge is dubbed “The Most Thrilling Adventure Unknown To Man” by them on the DVD cover and in the promotional material as well. The miniseries does have some thrills but not as much as you would expect with the name Jules Verne in the title. While the show was entertaining and a good addition to any DVD collection it did have some drawbacks that had nothing to do with the story or main character acting. Most of the problems were with the special effects that were used in the film. You see volcano smoke that is not firmly anchored to the top of the mountings, the bottom of the smoke cloud kept moving around. While I understand that smoke does move it does not shift at the top of a hole when it is filling the entire hole. Something like that is not possible, not even in a fantasy setting. Also the blue/green screening was not well executed, the action being filmed was not tracked correctly by the special effects team. It is things like this that you need to try and forget when watching the film. Unfortunately they did a good job with the spiders, I really hate spiders. The rate was fair but the speed it was running did not match up with the landscape like it should and the snake was a bit too rubber looking but was better then the snakes that were seen in other films that we have reviewed. Read more... (1380 words, 64 images, estimated 5:31 mins reading time)