I remember when Treasure Planet came out in 2002, but I didn’t even come close to going to see it. I think my brother might of seen it, but I’m not surprised to learn that it flopped at the box office. I thought the art style was rather atrocious, and I bet others did too. I guess it wasn’t that bad, but I wanted to give the whole film a chance now.
The film is about a young man named Jim Hawkins who’s gone past many bumps down the road of life after his father left him and his mother. The family lives in a futuristic galaxy with a sea-like culture. One day a ship crashes at the foot of their inn and the pilot is injured. Before he dies, he gives Jim a map to Treasure Planet.
Despite objections from his mother, Jim departs to space in search of Treasure Planet. He is joined by a family-friend, and a strange new crew. But everyone on the ship knows of Treasure Planet and where they’re headed. And not everyone on board can be trusted.
I never read the book Treasure Island in which the movie is based on so I can’t compare the two. But I really enjoyed Treasure Planet way more than I expected. It’s not Disney’s best work, but I regret that I missed out for so many years. Treasure Planet may not be gold, but it’s a good silver.