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-- Escaping a Confederate prison in an observation balloon, five men (led by Michael Craig and Gary Merrill) wind up on a Pacific island where they encounter giant-sized animals, a shipwrecked Englishwoman (Joan Greenwood) and her niece, pirates, an erupting volcano and the helping hand of Captain Nemo (Herbert Lom). Director Cy Enfield's sequel to Jules Verne's "20,000 Leagues under the Sea" is a rousing adventure tale with intriguing plot twists and imaginative special effects by Ray Harryhausen but the ending flags. Despite the usual stylized violence and menace, the result is exciting family fare with an anti-war message. (A-I) (br)
These movies have been evaluated for artistic merit and moral suitability by the media reviewing division of Catholic News Service. The reviews include the CNS rating, the Motion Picture Association of America rating, and a brief synopsis of the movie.
The classifications are as follows:
A-I -- general patronage;
A-II -- adults and adolescents;
A-III -- adults;
L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. L replaces the previous classification, A-IV.
O -- morally offensive.
Note: Some movies previously were designated A-IV. Older films with this classification should be regarded as classified L.