Mummy, No Whip, No Jewel, But Lots of Fun
Saw it: Friday, June 15, 2001
Reviewed: Wednesday, July 18, 2001, By: Jeremy Farrance
Lets get the obvious out of the way, this is not Disney's best movie.
There, shocked? I didn't think so. I really like this movie
a lot. It certain did a better job of capturing the Indiana Jones
spirit of adventure better than the two recent Mummy movies.
Disney does everything right. The story is beautiful, the
animation and images are gorgeous, the music is excellent. The
story takes a wonderful approach to the tale of Atlantis, avoiding any
form of tie-in to any group or organization (race or religion) that
might be able to tarnish the Disney image further (I think it is sad
that so much historical and Native American indignity were cast upon
Pocahontas, which was also a very good Disney movie).
Atlantis didn't disappoint me at all. Great movie, great
experience. It's just in that zone where you can't help but point
out that it is not as good as ________. You fill in the blank, but
definitely go see or rent this movie. What
do you think?
JRF's Synopsis of Atlantis (2001)
Did I like it? Yes
Does it qualify as "classic"? No
Do I want to see it again in the theater? No
Worth seeing on the big screen? Yes
Do I want to own the DVD? Yes
Should their be a sequel? No, hmm... maybe!
Final Thought? Michael J. Fox as the lead character and
James Garner as Commander Rourke were just damn excellent casting.
The animators really brought these characters to life and you can't help
but feel that the animations benefited from the superb character
vocalizations and vice versa.