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Click for larger imageNo Mummy, No Whip, No Jewel, But Lots of Fun

Saw it: Friday, June 15, 2001
Reviewed: Wednesday, July 18, 2001, By: Jeremy Farrance
IMDb: http://us.imdb.com/Details?0230011

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.


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