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OTHER GIANT MONSTER MOVIES

MYSTERIOUS ISLAND (1961)

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Directed By:
Cy Endfield

Starring:
Michael Craig, Joan Greenwood, Michael Callan, Gary Merrill and Herbert Lom

Not Rated
Genre: Science Fiction
Format Used: Netflix DVD
Contains: Graphic Violence
Country: England

THE PLOT:

Union Soliders held prisoner in P.O.W. camp take their change and escape via a look out ballon anchored due to a huge storm. Taking a Union Solider prison in the attempt, they come to a truce in order to land safely.

The storm causes the ballon to crash onto a uncharted island. Trying to adpt to the new unforgiving torrain of an unforgiving land, they find that this is no Gilligan's Island. As they encounter giant monsterous beasts, and creatures that time forgot.

Can they find a way off the island before Mother Nature takes them out once and for all with the valcomo that is about to erupt?

ZEDD'S OPINION:

This is a true classic in every way. It has cool monsters, an impressive cast, perfect effects and an interesting story. It does drag at points, but allot of movies did at that time peroid. I GIVE IT...9 STARS

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VOLTRON'S OPINION:

I agree with Zedd. To add to this, the teenage girl's shirt was too short, not that I'm complaining. But it showed off her sixties underpants and destroyed some of the historical accuracy a tad. Historians may have a fit, but I won't. I too give it...9 STARS

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ON THE POSITIVE SIDE (- HITS):

+ STORY (The tweeking they did to the original story works.)
+ CAST (A great cast)
+ MONSTERS (As always cool monsters from Ray Harryhausen)
+ DIALOG (Memerible lines, that you'll soon forget.)
+ NEMO (It was interesting to see Captain Nemo again)

ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- MISSES):

- DRAGGY (It gets draggy at points)

AND FINALLY....

- HISTORICAL ACCURACY MISTAKE (The Teenager's dress was way too short. But a minor thing compared to the big picture.)

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