The 2012 Movie “Jules Verne’s Mysterious Island” Adds a Time-Traveling Twist to this Steam-era Classic

  What Was Different? In this made-for-SyFy flick, the island is relocated to the Bermuda Triangle. Ships regularly disappear from this spot because of a rift in time that sucks in travelers. This allows them to include pirates and refugees from the American Civil War, but also some ladies from the present. Ever since the 1961 film, the trend with movie adaptations is to add some kind of creepy critter. In both the 1961 the 2005 versions, all of the animals on the island grew to huge proportions. In this one, there’s a giant octopus blocking their escape by sea. Plus, the island is overrun by … Continue reading The 2012 Movie “Jules Verne’s Mysterious Island” Adds a Time-Traveling Twist to this Steam-era Classic

My Lost Weekend on Jules Verne’s Mysterious Island – Guest Review by Eric Renderking Fisk

“How could you possibly know what retrofuturism means today if you don’t know what futurism of that era was?” (Eric Renderking Fisk, 2018) Heading into the Journal’s celebration of the venerable Verne’s birthday, our dear editor Phoebe Darqueling challenged her friends to review some media associated with works. It could have been a book, a movie based on his work, or the Audible version of one of his novels. I chose The Mysterious Island to enjoy during the weekend while my wife and sons were with my in-laws and I was keeping an eye open for our yet-to-be housebroken puppy. I picked it based on the … Continue reading My Lost Weekend on Jules Verne’s Mysterious Island – Guest Review by Eric Renderking Fisk