Yes, somehow Muppet Treasure Island is one of my favourite movies. I used to watch it all the time as a kid, renting it at the movie store. When I saw it on DVD at HMV when I was in grade six, I bought it. I still love watching it, it’s just so funny and it’s got pirates and I love Jim Hawkins and Silver played by Tim Curry, he’s fantastic.
I wasn’t really expecting too many similarities between the novel and the Muppet movie but I was expecting a slightly more similar plot line. Compared to the 90s film, this book from the 1800s seemed a little flat. Silver was great, and I still liked Hawkins. But the style just didn’t really stir up a lot of excitement for me, despite the subject matter.
I mostly read this book because I felt obligated to. Classic literature just isn’t really my thing :/ But I appreciate the origins of one of my favourite movies 😉