Mysterious Island

January 3rd, 2010


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A cinematic adaptation of Jules Verne's 1874 novel "The Mysterious Island", the story begins during the American Civil War...

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 3.7/10 (83 voted)

Director: Mark Sheppard

Stars: Gina Holden, Lochlyn Munro, Pruitt Taylor Vince

A cinematic adaptation of Jules Verne's 1874 novel "The Mysterious Island", the story begins during the American Civil War, as famine and death ravage the city of Richmond, Virginia. Five northern POWs make the decision to escape the war by hijacking a hot air balloon! Drifting through the night, they wake to find themselves marooned on a desert island, but they aren't alone... Littered with wreckage, the island is home to cast of survivors who have been lost in space and time, including Jules and Abby Fogg, two young women from modern times who become stranded while flying over the Bermuda Triangle. Faced with defending themselves against vicious pirates, terrifying creatures, and an active volcano that's ready to blow, they must find a way to survive and escape the island. Hope only comes when they encounter the island's oldest resident, Captain Nemo himself. With his help, they set to work crafting an escape...

Writers: Jules Verne, Cameron Larson

Gina Holden - Julia Fogg
Lochlyn Munro - Captain Cyrus Harding
Pruitt Taylor Vince - Gideon Spilett
Susie Abromeit - Abby Fogg
Mark Sheppard - Young Captain Nemo
J.D. Evermore - Bonaventure Pencroft
Edrick Browne - Neb Nugent
Caleb Michaelson - Herbert
William Morgan Sheppard - Captain Nemo
Oren Hawxhurst - Pirate
Tony Senzamici - Private Lynch
Jacob Tolano - Confederate Soldier #2
Lawrence Turner - Tom Ayrton
Eric VanArsdale - Pirate


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Release Date: 3 Jan 2010

Filming Locations: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $2,500,000(estimated)

Anachronisms: According to the story Nemo disappeared in 1857. And yet his house has modern day heating/air conditioning as shown by the air vents in the ceilings throughout the house.

User Review

A reel B (ad) movie

Rating: 2/10

I watched this movie on the SyFy channel last night and it was every bit as bad as the other movies they air. Having read the book by Jules Verne many decades ago, I was disappointed to see very little of the original plot to exist in this feature. Supposedly, Captain Nemos crew builds this mansion in the middle of an island that has no electricity. Yet, when the characters first enter the house, we can clearly see a modern air vent in the entry way. Also, nowhere in the book did Nemo's crew mutate into shaggy creatures. Nor was there any mention of a time travel machine in the classic. Also, for some unknown reason, the makers of this film decide to give Nemo a static electricity weapon that can not only shoot in a straight line but hit only the villains and not the heroes. The producers should have just saved their money.