There are millions of movies in the universe, as well as hundreds of Disney movies, and everyone has their favorite. Some people love drama, for others it’s romance. Some people love animated films and others prefer foreign language films. Everyone has their own reason for thinking a movie is great, but one Redditor recently found what he considers the “perfect movie” and has others flocking to the post to agree. The film is packed with action, adventure, song, dance and Jim Henson’s incredible creation The Muppets.
Redditor u/Joescranium recently posted that he thinks the 1996 movie The Muppet Treasure Island is the perfect film and he wanted to hear what other people think about it. joescranium wrote:
Muppet Treasure Island (1996) is a perfect movie in my opinion. I’m curious what others think?
It has so many things that call it perfect (in my eyes):
It’s a Muppet movie
Tim Curry is the perfect Long John Silver, charismatic and menacing.
The musical numbers are pure brilliance and extremely catchy.
Deservably funny and wholesome comedy.
Fun for every family member.
Muppet Treasure Island (1996) is a perfect movie in my opinion. I’m curious what others think? from movies
The post quickly went viral, with most users agreeing with it and giving their own reasons why they think the film is so amazing. Many felt that the film was so successful and wonderful because it was such a close adaptation of the book. One of the users who thought so was u/_BestThingEver_ who wrote:
Love for this film as a child inspired me to read the original novel Treasure Island as an adult. It’s now one of my favorite books and I actually think the Muppet version is a really excellent adaptation.
It’s obviously a lot cleaner, but it captures the spirit of the novel and nails the dynamic between the characters. I’m surprised at how well it portrays the complicated relationship between Jim and Silver in the context of a children’s film. Tim Curry is also quite amazing as Long John Silver, a role I knew would be very difficult to cast. And Kermit as Captain Smollett is restrainedly brilliant.
I also think it has the best musical numbers of any Muppet movie. Both best Treasure Island movie and best Muppet movie. However, Treasure Planet also deserves a look inside.
The post currently has more than 1,100 comments, with most people agreeing with Joecranium and posting what their favorite parts of the film are. For some, it’s Tim Curry’s portrayal of Long John Silver. For others it’s the jokes that both adults and children love and enjoy and for some it’s the great music created by the legendary Hans Zimmer.
When it’s been a while since you sat down and watched The Muppet Treasure Islandhere is a synopsis of the film, courtesy of Disney:
Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic pirate tale takes on a life of its own in the hands of the hilarious Muppets. When young Jim Hawkins inherits a long-lost treasure map, he charters a ship to seek his fortune, with good Captain Smollett (Kermit the Frog) at the helm… and greedy Long John Silver at the heart of a dastardly conspiracy.
The Muppet Treasure Island is popular with more than just the Reddit community, as it has a 71% critic rating and a 77% audience rating on film rating website Rotten Tomatoes. The Muppet Treasure Island is currently available to stream on Disney+, along with a host of other Muppet classics including Muppet’s Haunted Mansion, Muppet’s Most Wanted, The Great Muppet Caperand The Muppet Christmas Carol.