Muppet Treasure Island: a movie evaluate by a teen
A film review?
Film reviews on Redeemed Reader are not particularly noteworthy here. However, we all enjoy a good film adaptation of a favorite book or series! And we have strong opinions about the “right” film versions of some of the classics. You are our people, if you prefer 1995 BBC version of Pride and Prejudice or the 1985 Anne of Green Gables mini series with Megan Follows.
Another family favorite in the Farquhar household is the Muppets version of Treasure Island, discussed below by Betsy's teenage daughter. We recommend films like this as family activities for those who participate in our film Summer reading program, hope on the horizon, this summer!
Muppet Treasure Island
Note: This review assumes that you are familiar with the history of Treasure Island.
Young Jim Hawkins, played by Kevin Bishop, plunges into the adventure of a lifetime when a regular guest at the inn, Billy Bones (played by Billy Connolly), dramatically receives the Black Spot. Jim receives a treasure map showing where a pirate of great fame is said to be buried. So Jim and his friends Rizzo the Rat and the Great Gonzo sail to find the treasure first. However, once they're on board the ship, they meet Long John Silver (amazingly well played by Tim Curry) and Polly, his lobster, both of whom have their own plans. The adventure of Jim, Rizzo and Gonzo finally lands them on the island's treasure map. As soon as they land, Captain Smollett, played by Kermit the Frog, with Benjamina Gunn, played by Miss Piggy, is reunited in a fall of feathers, aardvarks and primitive pig-like statues – and High Priest Spa-am – reunited.
This adorable musical is a great way to teach younger kids the story of Treasure Island. The film, produced by Disney and directed by Brian Henson, is a humorous replica of the classic novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. This film was produced in 1996, but is still seen and loved by families. You cannot see this without loving it. From Muppets with ridiculous names to one of my favorite Muppet songs, "Cabin Fever", this film is great family fun. I highly recommend it.
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Muppet Treasure Island is included in Disney + subscriptions. It can be bought from Amazon or rented from Prime. However, if your local library is open, check their catalog!
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