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  • Jul 1, 2000
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Pros: Funny, you get to hear Tim Curry sing!!

Cons: A little racy for children

I'm nearly 24 years old, and I'm writing a review on Muppet Treasure Island. It's not because I have children of my own nor because I watched it while babysitting. I'm writing this review because over the weekend, my friend Mike, mas13 and I decided to watch it.

Oh yeah, I'm mature.

Everyone knows the story of Treasure Island and Long John Silver. If not, here's a quick summary: A pirate named Flint buried a whole lot of treasure on an island. Long John Silver knew about it and gets himself on the ship that is going to find the treasure because Jim Hawkins has the map. John pirates the ship, Hawkins and Captain Smollet save the day, yada, yada, yada. It's a story that has been told in many movies, and echoed in many more (i.e. The Goonies).

This version of the story is acted out by all of our favorite muppets! Kermit plays Captain Smollet, a very interesting counter to Tim Curry's Long John Silver. You'll also see the likes of Miss Piggy, Fozzy Bear, Jennifer Saunders, and many more familiar faces.

Obviously Muppet Treasure Island is geared toward an audience comprised of children. However, there is a surprising amount of violence, some scary moments and even some sexual innuendos. There are a great deal of jokes that only adults will get.

When recommending a movie for kids, Muppet Treasure Island is not what comes to mind. Sure, there is plenty of singing and musical numbers, as well as a happy ending, but the "meat" of the movie is quite risque.

I can't believe I'm saying this about a Muppet movie.



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review by . July 01, 2000
Pros: Funny, you get to hear Tim Curry sing!!     Cons: A little racy for children     I'm nearly 24 years old, and I'm writing a review on Muppet Treasure Island. It's not because I have children of my own nor because I watched it while babysitting. I'm writing this review because over the weekend, my friend Mike, mas13 and I decided to watch it.      Oh yeah, I'm mature.      Everyone knows the story of Treasure Island …
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Director: Brian Henson
Genre: Family, Comedy
Release Date: February 16, 1996
MPAA Rating: G
Screen Writer: Jim V. Hart
Runtime: 1hr 39min
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