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Treasure Planet
(Joseph Gordon-Levitt, David Hyde Pierce / PG / 95 mins / Disney)

Overview:The classic Robert Louis Stevenson tale Treasure Island is transported to outer space in this Disney project, which finds a young man named Jim Hawkins searching for the hidden treasure of Captain Flint. Jim gets a group together and charters an intergalactic galleon. On board, he's befriended by a cyborg cook named Long John Silver and becomes friendly with the crew. But Silver turns out to be one of Flint's pirates, with mutiny on his mind, and Jim must thwart him in order to get the loot.

Verdict:'Treasure Planet' will elicit a sense of wonder in even the most jaded among us which is one of the most indelible ingredients of this illustriously epic tale. 'Treasure Planet' makes for a great old story neatly buffed for the future and whilst it provides safe and decent family entertainment, the film's total appeal may be undercut by a script that rarely feels inspired. That aside though - especially for us adults - the film is alive with a rollicking sense of adventure and is a real feelgood flick for the holidays.