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The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island

The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island is a movie starring Joey King, Dane DeHaan, and J.K. Simmons. The continuing adventures of Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny as they spend the summer on their grandfather's private island.

Other Titles
The Boxcar Children - Surprise Island
Running Time
1 hours 21 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Wonjae Lee, Mark A.Z. Dippé, Daniel Chuba, Anna Chi
Daniel Chuba
Martin Sheen, Joey King, Dane DeHaan, J.K. Simmons
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

The continuing adventures of Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny as they spend the summer on their grandfather's private island.

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Stephen G.

This is a good movie, it is very funny and a little bit sad, it is the first of the two movies that I have seen in this series, the second one is called "Sandy Island" and it is the second part of this series. The first one was called "Cinderella Island" and it was the second part of this series. I will start by saying that this movie is not as good as the first one, but it is still a good movie, it is worth watching. The movie is about a little girl named Ginger, and her family, and her mom and dad, and her little sister and brother. Ginger is a little girl who lives on a little island called Surprise Island. Ginger has a little sister named Bunny and a little brother named Jock, and they are the only two people who have the power to see the future. When Ginger sees the future, she sees that her mom and dad will die and she will die, so she decides to save her mom and dad and she goes to the island to find her mom and dad. On the island, she meets a little boy named Rizzo and he tells her about a place called the Boxcar Children. On the island, Rizzo finds out that the Boxcar Children have been kidnapped by some people called the Marshalls and he decides to help Ginger and her mom and dad to get back the Boxcar Children. The movie is not as good as the first one, but it is still a good movie. I give this movie a 8/10

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I think this is the first of a series of movies. It's hard to find out more about the movie and the characters. But you can see from the trailers that there's an interesting story, a bit like "The Story of O". I think it's more about the family than about just a family. Although there is a mother and daughter, it's not a boy and girl. It's a combination of all kinds of things. And also, there is some kind of love and support for each of the children. But it's not enough to be a good family. Especially in the beginning when the mother is so worried about the father, but in the end when they are happy together and there is a little kid (who I don't think had any problems in the house). I think, if the father is OK with it, he can have a family and do the job that the mother has a little trouble. And I think the mother and father has an excellent relationship in the movie, that it's very hard to find out what it was all about. Maybe it's because it's a very important and unusual subject. Or maybe it's because the movie is not as sophisticated as it could have been. I can't say what the movie would have been, but I can say it was interesting, and the movie seems to have been made for TV. A little less smooth, but it's a good start for the story. I think, this is the kind of movie that you can enjoy watching if you're not too keen on the subject of family problems. And if you are very much into the family or you have problems, it may be a bit hard to find out what's going on. But you can find out and enjoy it, in general.

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Julia Schmidt

I found this film so refreshing, I was laughing so hard, that I had to keep it going. There are more than a few moments where you just want to jump up and scream, so when you watch it, it's so much fun. It's not exactly a "feel good" movie, but it does a very good job of keeping your emotions "down", and provides you with many funny moments. I really enjoyed watching it, and can't wait for the DVD to come out. I didn't find the end particularly good (though the other comments seemed to imply otherwise), but it is certainly good enough to recommend to others who enjoy the kind of "chase and hug" type of comedy that this film provides.

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Kimberly Franklin

I am having a hard time trying to come up with anything positive about this movie. First of all, there is no plot! That's fine but it seems that this movie needed more plot to make it enjoyable. If the plot is not enjoyable, it is just boring and hard to keep up with. Second of all, there are some confusing parts and the movie sometimes lacks clarity in regards to what is happening. I would not recommend this movie to anybody. It's just not that good. The actors are good but they need to work harder to stay believable.

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Joyce N.

This is a very disturbing movie.It's hard to watch, because it's all so realistic.You feel everything that these children have to endure.The story is very emotional, and the children are amazingly realistic.The acting is good, the special effects are quite good.This is a movie to watch with your children.I don't know how much the parents should be worried.

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Lori Payne

I've always been a big fan of the movie "The Boxcar Children" (1956), and I've watched it several times. I am a fan of Disney's animated movies, and this movie is no exception. I'm not going to go into the details of the story, because it is a classic Disney movie. I will say, however, that I'm a big fan of this movie, and I'm not surprised that it is the best animated movie of all time. It is a classic, and I think it should be a classic. I give this movie an 8/10. This is not a movie for everyone. It is not the best movie ever made, and it is not for children. If you are a fan of Disney, or if you like to see movies that are more than just entertainment, then you should see this movie. I think that people who have not seen this movie should watch it, because it is a great movie.

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Joyce Hughes

Witty, loving, family friendly, entertaining, affectionate, and a refreshing break from the CGI and animation that is so prevalent today. Something every kid and grown up should watch.

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I remember the first time I saw the movie, in my high school. I saw it again a few years later, and again when it was shown in the movies in 1984. It was probably my favorite movie in the class. The reason for this is the story is very good, and the characters are good, even if the acting was not up to the average. This was the only movie that I would rate a 10. It was the first animated movie, that is. And I was still a big fan of it then, because I saw it so many times.

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Lisa Jones

It was the end of April, so my sister and I decided to see this film at the local theater. I wanted to see it because it had such a great reputation. I know that my sister is not a big fan of animated movies. However, she enjoyed it. I have to say that the plot was a little confusing, and it was definitely not as dark as I expected it to be. Nevertheless, I am glad that the film was worth the money that it cost. I also enjoyed that the characters were really likeable. I would recommend this film to anyone, and even to the little ones who might be able to follow it. It was a beautiful film. My Grade: A+

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I really enjoyed this film. I think that the film maker wanted to be creative. Also the themes of family and family values was covered very well. Overall a very nice film. If you have not seen this film, you are missing out on something. If you have seen this film, go out and buy the DVD

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Brian Obrien

Surprise Island is a very funny film and one that I've watched on many occasions. The film was made as a tribute to the eponymous children in the Walt Disney Animation Studio, and does a really good job at showing that. The film is also funny in parts, but with a message that goes against Disney's usual style. I think it is a real shame that this film is forgotten when it should be celebrated. So, if you haven't seen this film, watch it and judge for yourself.

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Sean Pena

I loved the movie and the movie itself has a great deal to do with the concept of this movie. The story was written by Timo and Mark and I loved it. I was very interested in seeing the results of the marriage and the reactions to it and was very well prepared for the surprise ending. This movie was like reading a story, and watching how the children deal with the changes in their family. The color was amazing and the scenery was so beautiful. The baby boy was adorable and the little girl was adorable. I felt that the parents of the children and the children themselves are wonderful and very loving to each other and very interesting. The story was very entertaining. The adults in the audience seemed to have a lot of fun with the movie and were very appreciative of it and most of them seemed to really care about the story and what it was saying. There was a lot of laughter in the audience as well as quiet comments of "thank you, thank you." and "that's not what I thought it was going to be like." All of the adults seemed to enjoy the movie and they were very involved and involved in the process of the movie. I think that everyone that was in the audience left satisfied and said that it was a very well made movie and I am very happy that I was able to see it.

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Rachel V.

This is a lovely movie. Its a baby-like, full of life, feel. I wish it would be longer. It is so cute and entertaining. You know, like a kid movie. I recommend it for the whole family.

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Maria Lewis

I was mesmerized by this film, and as it runs on DVD I plan to buy it. I am impressed that some of the artistry was done on the lower budget, and many of the techniques in this film are completely new to me. I was also surprised to find that they didn't use any of the digital effects, which were often used in modern films. The photographs were excellent, especially the portraits, the "life" of the various characters. The cameraman and his camera seemed to have real talent, and if they had employed a better film crew, the result would have been more powerful. The music and sound effects, as well as the special effects, were simply magical. I was blown away by the artistic approach to a contemporary story, and that there was no effort made to sound smart and sophisticated. It is a wonderful lesson in filmmaking.

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Kelly Rogers

I would rate this a 9.2. It is only about 2 hours and 13 minutes long. It is a good story of the true fairy tale where one fairy tale helps another fairy tale. The story of the mermaid is fantastic. The music is the best in this movie. My favorite songs are: Believe, Faith, Do It For Love and Let's Break Free. The soundtrack of this movie is awesome, featuring artists like Queen, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Elvis, Janet Jackson, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Van Morrison, Tom Petty, Ozzy Osbourne, etc. I recommend this movie to everyone. It has a great message, good animation, nice music, and a good message. I rate this movie 9.2/10.