I have been wanting to watch this for a while, and as it is on the AFI list of top 100 films (number 43 actually) I decided to finally watch it.
It is easy to see why this is on the top 100 list. The special effects in this were quite outstanding for the 1930’s, and the story was mostly thrilling and fun to watch. The read on Wikipedia about how they did the special effects is an interesting read, and was quite complicated.
Some of the acting was not all that good, and the portrayal of the natives on the island was a bit racist, although in those days it wouldn’t have been viewed as such.
I may have to watch Peter Jackson’s remake again (I can’t find a review for it on this site) to see how it compares.
Date watched: February 11th
Film count 2017: 34