I do not recommend a vast majority of these films. In fact, a good 80-90% of these are anywhere from…
Muppet Treasure Island
Set sail for Muppet mayhem!
After telling the story of Flint's last journey to young Jim Hawkins, Billy Bones has a heart attack and dies just as Jim and his friends are attacked by pirates. The gang escapes into the town where they hire out a boat and crew to find the hidden treasure, which was revealed by Bones before he died. On their voyage across the seas, they soon find out that not everyone on board can be trusted.
The second Muppet adaptation of a classic novel, this one takes the viewer into the world of Robert Louis Stevenson's famous tale.
Things I Liked:
- It's the Muppets!
- The source material is good.
Things I Didn't Like:
- Tim Curry, who is usually wonderful in roles that allow him to ham it up, seems bored here.
- The swashbuckling scenes, of which there were far too few, weren't nearly as much fun as they should have been.
- The annoying kid; that role should have been played by one of the muppets.
- The songs were bland.
- The film was sorely lacking the cameo roles that were such an integral part of the classic Muppets…
Eschewing the formula of movie star cameos, delightfully bad jokes, and meta sensibilities found in the first three Muppet films, Brian Henson's "Muppet Treasure Island" continues a two-film cycle of literary adaptations featuring the famous, felt characters. This time, Robert Louis Stevenson's "Treasure Island" is narrative fodder for muppeteered weirdos, rats, frogs, bears, and pigs. The resulting film is colorful and fun but may not rank with the very best Muppet cinematic outings.
The story here sticks closely to Stevenson's classic text. There are treasure maps, pirates, and various adventurers adventuring. The Muppets fill supporting roles while the protagonist/antagonist relationship is filled by live, human actors. Relegating the Muppets to the background makes for an uneasy balance between story beats…
RIP Dead Tom
"Dead Tom's dead! Long John SHOT HIM!"
"...But Dead Tom's always been dead. That's why he's called Dead Tom."
The best version of one of my favorite stories. Tim Curry is exceptional and Clueless Morgan is by far my favorite tertiary Muppet.
Too long for a Muppet movie, also their isn't enough of their signature humor.
Tim Curry though
first time viewing
Great music, great characters, great humor. Muppet Treasure Island is another home-run from the world of Jim Henson. Tim Curry did a great job as the widely feared, one-legged pirate, Long John Silver. This film is great fun, not just for kids, but for all ages too. I still watch it from time to time.
It's Treasure Island! With muppets!!!
Take some fucking notes Treasure Planet you piece of Trashure Planet
A sometimes laught-out-loud adventure romp, that is one of the few great muppets films out there. Lovely music, the gang is complete and solid supporting cast. Of course, the young boy-lead is terribly nauseating and annoying, as always, but it remains on a bearable level. The sets, costumes, puppetry are all radiating that magical muppet feeling that I like so much in the "Christmas Carol". It draws a fine line between slapstick and the well-known anarchic muppets humour.
Childhood favorite of mine. 5 stars!
This is a good alternative if you're a giant pussy and Pirates of the Caribbean is too scary
Yeah, it might be the weakest Muppets movie, but the explosive sexual magnitude of Tim Curry and his pirate getup makes you keep coming back. You say no to Tim Curry - you just try. You can't because you're a weak human being.
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