One of Disney's biggest and most fondly remembered hits, the spectacular screen version of the literary classicSwiss Family Robinson is full of breathtaking South Seas scenery, hundreds of exotic animals and treacherous pirates.
This heroic tale chronicles the courageous exploits of the Robinson family after they are shipwrecked on a deserted island. Using teamwork and ingenuity, they skilfully overcome the obstacles of nature and transform their new home into a "civilised" community. But the ultimate challenge lies ahead when a band of cut-throat pirates threaten to destroy their makeshift paradise.
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Filled with action, adventure and romance, this classic tale of a swiss family trying to escape the suppression of their native land and wind up ship wrecked on a tropical island, is nicely adapted on the big screen. The acting is nothing to go woof over but what it lacks in that department it surely makes up for in scenery. You get the impression that the cast was just to breath taken to perhaps concentrate on their lines, being surrounded in paradise. The entire movie was shot on location, in the lavish South Seas. Dorothy McGuire does a nice job playing the mother of three sons, struggling to raise them "properly" although they are in the middle-of-nowhere; while James MacArthur gets loads of screen time with just him and his bare chest. And yes, just as you think you were safe...that annoying kid who was in EVERY DISNEY MOVIE IMAGINABLE...pops up as the youngest (and whiniest) of the brood, Francis. Don't let his stupid remarks, ruin the movie for you. Disney compensated us with many slick plot twists involving: pirates, wild animals and a love interest for Fritz (chest boy) and his punier brother, Ernest. This is a movie EVERYONE can watch munching on popcorn and having a few laughs.
I loved this movie growing up, and had to get the recent DVD. It's great! The extras are wonderful and the movie is even better. I love Disney movies, but some of the older live-action movies get annoying to me after awhile. This one doesn't. I love to imagine myself on that island with all the animals and fighting pirates. It's great. I definitely recommend it!
A family in route to New Guinea is shipwrecked on a deserted tropical island. They are forced to remain on the island because of the damage to the ship and the pirates that are roaming the islands. They create a home on the island (centering around a huge treehouse) and explore the island and it's wildlife. Plenty of adventure ensues as the family deals with issues of survival, pirates, and the brothers must learn how to live on the island with an uncertain future.
Classic! One of my favourite movies of all time! 5 STARS – No DVD collection is complete without this title amongst it. Powerful performances, superb production value with strong clear direction… a masterpiece. A must see for all movie fans, some might not agree with me but this film with live on for many years after the actors have all but been forgotten!!!!
Swiss Family Robinson has to be everyones favourite childhood adventure book - I remember reading it when I was young and enjoying it. So when I came across the movie I had to see it out of curiosity. It was a very good movie, and was true to the book. The acting was good and not overdone and the scenery and settings were great
this is a great buy if you have read the classic book based on this loveable family, which are sure to capture your heart when you wathc this great classic! they picked really good people for the roles of the chacters, good casting. good scenery too, back then they did what they could, and it really works!
this movie, based on the classic book, is great. if you loved teh book then watch the movie to see it on screen. the ctoryline is great, the characters are likeable and overall the movie is really entertaining and interesting. buy this if you have watched it and like it or if the like the sound of the description.
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