7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
stranded in paradise,
This review is from: Swiss Family Robinson [DVD] (DVD)
This is the Walt Disney version of the story,done as only Disney can. There is, as always, excellent performances from John Mills and Dorothy Magiure as the parents. Here also we see a young James MacArthur pre Hawaii 5-0 giving an excellent performance as Fritz. The scenery is glorious, it almost makes you want to be stranded there.
The only drawback, if there is one, is the stilted pirates. At times you almost want to go out and help them they are so clumsy. But on the whole, the film is one for the entire family. I sat through it with my 2 hard to please sons aged 9 and 6 and hardly heard a peep out of them. I suppose it shows that even a film which was made over 40 years ago, on a smaller budget than todays films, can be just as enjoyable without all the special effects.