The Return of Captain Nemo (1978)

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After a century of being in suspended animation, the mysterious submarine commander is revived in modern times for new adventures.


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3 December 2020 | ma-cortes
| Surprise-filled entertainment and with plenty of action on middling , scale as well as primitive special effects
After a century of being in cryogenic suspension, Captain Nemo : José Ferrer is revived by two US Navy divers : Burr DeBenning , Tom Hallick . Then Nemo is transported to San Francisco , being assigned the mission to stop a megalomaniac Professor , Burguess Meredith, who attempts to bomb the capital Washington and other cities in the World . Along the way , Nemo goes on his search for the lost city of Atlantis , delated a hundred years by his long time in stasis by suspended animation, and he even he meets an Atlantis prince : Horst Bucholz. His goal was Atlantis , but first he must conquer the menace of the depths ¡ .

Silly but agreeable adventure movie with thrills , action , full of fun and amusement , including some spectacular sets . It is a thrilling movie with some psychotronic elements , blending fantasy , science-fiction , cheesy conversation , and underwater adventures . This is a corny and camp amusement with a nonsensical plot , mingling embarrassing stories as atomic missiles, Atlantis , underwater fights . The pic results to be a rip-off from other films as "The lost City of Captain Nemo" in which takes partiallly its plot and the submarines war , as the villains appearing are in "Batman" series style , as well as " Irwin Allen's Voyage to the bottom of the sea" by copying the scale model subs and similar sea scenes . Main and support cast are acceptable . Jose Ferrer is pretty well as a serious Nemo who will fight at whatever cost to detain the villain Professor and his ominous purports . While Burguess Meredith overacting as a mad scientist threatening the World in exchance for several million dollars , and he will stop at nothing to get it. Secondary actors are decent such as Horst Buchholz , Tom Hallick, Burr DeBenning , Linda Day George , Warren Stevens , Peter Jason, Mel Ferrer , among others. The scale model submarine utilizad in shooting was originally constructed as one of the Seaview , as both of them bear remarkable resemblance .

This condensed theatrical rendition based on a TV series was regularly directed by Alex March. Other films in which shows up this mythical literary personage are the following ones : 20.000 leagues under the sea 1954 by Richard Fleischer with James Mason , Kirk Douglas Peter Lorre. Mysterious island 1961 by Cy Enfield with Herbert Lom, James Craig , Joan Greenwood , Michael Callan . Captain Nemo and the Underwater city 1969 by James Hill with Chuck Connors , Robert Ryan , Nanette Newman, . The Mysterious Island 1973 by Juan Antonio Bardem with Omar Shariff, Rock Battaglia , Gerard Tichy . Mysterious island 2005 by Russell Mulcahy witb Patrick Stewart , Gabrielle Anwar , Vinnie Jones , Roy Marsden and 20.000 leagues under the sea 1997 by Rod Hardy with Michael Caine , Patrick Dempsey , Mia Sara , among others .

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