Robinson Crusoe

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  • PG-13
  • 1996
  • 1 hr 32 min
  • 5.9  (13,014)

Robinson Crusoe is a 1997 adventure film directed by Rod Hardy and George T. Miller, based on the classic novel by Daniel Defoe. The movie stars Pierce Brosnan as Robinson Crusoe, William Takaku as Friday and Polly Walker as Mary McGregor. The story takes place in the 17th century, when Robinson Crusoe, a young English sailor, is shipwrecked on a deserted island during a storm. He is the only survivor of the shipwreck and he must find a way to survive in this unknown land. Crusoe soon discovers that he is not alone on the island, as he encounters Friday, a native from a nearby island who is also stranded there.

Together, Crusoe and Friday must learn to work together to survive the extreme conditions of the island. They have to deal with the harsh climate, scarce resources, and dangerous wildlife. Crusoe and Friday have different cultural backgrounds, and they struggle to communicate, but eventually, they learn to understand each other and become friends.

As the years go by, Crusoe and Friday come across other castaways who have been marooned on the island. Among these is Mary McGregor, a young woman who Crusoe develops feelings for. Eventually, the group builds a community on the island, using the resources they have available to create shelter and grow crops to survive.

However, their peace is shattered when a group of pirates arrive on the island, led by the ruthless Captain Oberzo, who is searching for treasure. Crusoe and his companions must band together to defend their island and their way of life against these invaders.

The movie is a faithful adaptation of Defoe's novel and stays true to many of its themes, such as the importance of survival, resourcefulness, and self-reliance. The film also explores the idea of cultural exchange and understanding, as Crusoe and Friday learn to accept and appreciate each other's differences.

The performances in the movie are excellent, particularly Brosnan's portrayal of Crusoe, who goes through a wide range of emotions as he struggles to survive on the island. William Tatakau is also outstanding as Friday, conveying the character's intelligence, bravery, and loyalty.

The film was shot on location on the island of Tobago, providing stunning scenery and a sense of authenticity to the story. The cinematography captures the beauty of the island, from its lush greenery to its crystal-clear waters.

In conclusion, Robinson Crusoe is an excellent adventure film that stays true to the spirit of the classic novel. Its exploration of survival, friendship, and cultural exchange make it an engaging and thought-provoking movie. The performances and the stunning visuals make this movie a must-see for anyone who loves adventure stories.

Robinson Crusoe is a 1996 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 32 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9.

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    5.9  (13,014)