Most people probably just assume that Treasure Planet isn’t a very good film. I did. I hadn’t really seen anything Disney did between 2000 and 2008, and I assumed it was all garbage (save the one I’d seen and liked). But this is the second film that really surprised me for the better so far from this period. The first was Home on the Range, which is nowhere near as good as this is. That one, for me, is mostly visuals. This one actually tells a coherent story, which is because it’s basically “Treasure Island” in space.
I was surprised at how quickly I became invested in the story and just how good the whole thing looked. The visuals here are really fantastic. And it got mostly positive reviews, too. This is actually a better film than you’d think, based on when it came out.