20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

Richard Fleischer directs Kirk Douglas, James Mason and Peter Lorre in this aquatic sci-fi adventure where a tyrannical submarine captain wants to attack the world into peace.

The original steampunk epic… this is all rivets and rust. It looks awesome… but, a comedy seal and thrilling squid attack aside, it is very dull. How can something designed to be so compelling, turn out to be so trudging? I’d question the logic of making children’s films populated solely by middle aged men for a start.

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