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The action is good, the buddy-bonding touching, and it is refreshing these days to see a child in the movies who gets to be a child, rather than a leering 30-year old in a prepubescent body.
Without giving away anything more than the rising action, let this review state that the film is rather predictable - a blend between a Home Alone 3 and Walt Disney's Treasure Island in terms of action. The film appealed to me personally as a child growing up in the 1990s because it did not seem to sugarcoat (like many Disney films of the late 1990s under Michael Eisner's poor leadership) the fact that there are problems, and evil, in the world. Lt. John Merrick represents a fairly accurate example in terms of villainy (as does Danglars in Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo or Compeyson in Dickens' Great Expectations).
Haakon, as the protagonist, shows great concern for those he cares about, saving them from the evil "Merrick" and risking his life in the process. In fact, he represents such a complete opposite to the murderous Merrick that I cannot personally help but rejoice at the humorous resolution to the film, which I will not reveal.Read more ›
It became my "sick day" movie. Whenever my sister or I took a sick day from school, we would have to watch Shipwrecked. It probably drove my mother nuts.
The kids will enjoy it, and adults won't get bored, either. I watched it recently for the first time in years, and I still found it pretty interesting.
It's not a blockbuster, it's not supposed to be. But it's a classy family film nonetheless, which might be hard to find in Disney these days.
Some pluses: the scenery is excellent (shot in three international locations), the music is superb, and the plot will keep you interested.
I strongly recommend it.
It's a beautiful tale, with just the kind of imagination inspiring adventure that young children love. The heros demonstrate innocence, strong character, hard work, self sacrifice, family ties, honesty, loyalty and resourcefulness. Beautiful scenary to boot. I for one don't miss the profanity, commercialism, immorality and shallowness that seems to be so common in many of the popular films today.
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Perfect action, adventure movie for our family movie night. The boys ages 7-11 LOVED it! Kept the adults captivated as well.Published 1 day ago by JS
After hunting this movie down for years (couldnt remember the title), I finally found it. The day it was delivered which was before the estimated date, I immediately put it in the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Candice Loehning
Great movie made in the Disney tradition of wholesome family entertainment. Would recommend for any child who enjoys adventure or pirates. Adults should enjoy too. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Alan Ikerman
Shipwrecked is an excellent example of Disney's days of old. The plot is clearly written for a young audience, but the movie plays on rather mature themes. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Pro Reviews
I remember watching this in theaters when I was small. Very good film, a little older than most these days would like or appreciate, but still one of my faves for adventure and... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amanda & Seth