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1[[quoteright:350:]]˛˛A 1995 family adventure film with a pirate theme.˛˛Not to be confused with the similarly titled ''Series/FantasyIsland''. ˛˛----˛!!This film contains examples of:˛* AlmostKiss: Jack and Lily are about to kiss after they're separated from Morgan and his crew, [[WhatAnIdiot only for Jack to pause]] when he thinks he's spotted their missing comrades, [[spoiler: they're not]].˛* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: [[spoiler: Morgan]] makes one to Gwyn. [[spoiler: When they're both buried up to their necks in sand and he thinks they're about to die from drowning]].˛* BadBoss: Blackbeard˛--> '''Jolly Bob''': (''whispers to Duckbone'') Curse that bearded jackal.˛--> '''Blackbeard''': (''in the distance'') I heard that!˛* BaldOfAwesome: Dumas˛* BigDamnKiss: [[spoiler: Jack and Lily share one just before she leaves once her legs go back to being a tail and she's forced to go back to the ocean]].˛* TheBigGuy: Dumas for the heroes, Duckbone for the villains. ˛* BigEater: Duckbone, not sure he actually thinks of anything else.˛* BloodKnight: Gwyn seems a bit ''too'' eager to cut people up. ˛* BrawnHilda: Gwyn˛* CloudCuckooLander: Everybody, heroes and villains alike. ˛* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Duckbone, full stop.˛* TheComicallySerious: Blackbeard. ˛* ComingOfAgeStory: For Jack Carlisle.˛* DoesNotLikeShoes: Lily, she seems to prefer going barefoot when human not bothering to wear shoes during the whole movie.˛* EvenEvilHasStandards: [[spoiler: Duckbone, Supperstein and Jolly Bob]], unlike Blackbeard are not really very keen to kill either Morgan's crew or Jack (except [[BloodKnight Jolly Bob]]). They're not very evil either, seemingly following Blackbeard's orders more out of fear than loyalty.˛* EpicFail: Almost every single time Supperstein even ''attempts'' to wield his sword in a fight. ˛* FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler:Blackbeard, being turned into gold will ruin your whole day.]]˛* FishOutOfWater: Lily is a near-literal example.˛* FrenchJerk: Supperstein, at least I think he's French...˛** Well, he's played by [[IncrediblyLamePun French Stewart]]. ˛* FriendToAllLivingThings: Lily, even the trees love her. An ability she's able to weaponize later in the film. ˛** It also comes in handy when she and Jack are kidnapped by Blackbeard. A trail of standing leaves points Morgan and his crew in the direction they're heading.˛* GoofyPrintUnderwear: Gwyn exposes Supperstein's polka dot underwear during their sword duel ([[EpicFail if you want to call it that]]), and shamelessly laughs about it.˛* GlamourFailure: The tree that magically creates food in order to lure people close can only work on one person at a time. For instance, Jack and Duckbone were both fooled (it made pizza for Jack and turkey legs for Duckbone) but since Jolly Bob wasn't hungry at the time, he wasn't tricked by the tree and got Duckbone away from it. ˛* ImNotHungry: Non-villain example, Jack refuses the dinner Lucretia made as he's playing a Game Boy (while sitting at the dinner table no less). ˛* ImprobableWeaponUser: Jack Carlisle, using [[spoiler:bubble gum]].˛* ItHasBeenAnHonor: Morgan says this to Dumas and Gwyn when it seems they'll drown while the three of them are buried up to their necks in sand.˛* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Blackbeard]]˛* LargeHam: Blackbeard.˛* LivingStatue: The statue guardian that animates and attacks both Jack's group and the pirates.˛* LovableCoward: Duckbone, Supperstein and Jolly Bob, more so Duckbone than the others.˛* {{MacGyvering}}: Special mention has to be made of Jack's hand-built booby-traps made from some of the random items in his "magic" bag. Such as his music player playing taking Blackbeard and his men off guard with its loud music, and his squirt gun being turned into a tree-sap shooter trap. ˛* ManOfAThousandVoices: Duckbone (oddly enough) has a natural talent for voice impersonation. ˛* NotAGame: "This is all your dreams come true." How Lucretia describes the [[PortalBook Magic Island]] book. ˛* ObviouslyEvil: Blackbeard.˛* OurMermaidsAreDifferent: In this film a mermaid gets one free wish when they save someone from drowning, [[ForegoneConclusion three guesses what Lily wishes for]].˛* ParentalAbandonment: Jack feels like he's been abandoned by ''both'' his parents, at first.˛* PinocchioSyndrome: Lily the Mermaid, but she doesn't have it as bad as [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid some mermaids]]. She's just a little curious about what it's like to be human [[spoiler:at first]].˛* PirateGirl: Gwyn ˛* PirateParrot: Subverted, no birds this time around.˛* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Jolly Bob often calls Gwyn the "woman" and a "wench" in an insulting tone, [[WorthyOpponent though he does seem to respect her at the same time]].˛--> '''Jolly''': (''after Gwyn punches him in the face and leaves'') ''Damn'' she's good! ˛* PortalBook: The book "Magic Island" given to Jack by Lucretia, which transports him to said island. ˛* ReadingIsCoolAesop˛* RebelPrince: Morgan is a prince of England, he and his uncle (King George) aren't on the best of terms at the moment. ˛* RescueRomance: Lily saves Jack from drowning. [[spoiler:Then he saves her when she turns back into a mermaid at the worst possible moment.]]˛* TheRunaway: Jack, who wants to leave home because his mother seems to not care about him anymore. Lucretia catches him in the act and tries to convinces him that such is not true. Jack fits the "circus runaway" trope. ˛* ShoutOut:˛** To ''Literature/TreasureIsland'' no doubt.˛** [[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail "Runaway! Runaway!"]]˛* StickyFingers: Gwyn, taking Jack's book. ˛* TastesLikeFriendship: One of the first things Jack does upon meeting Morgan, Gwyn and Dumas is offer them some bubble gum.˛* ThoseTwoGuys: More like, those villains three.˛* TrueCompanions: Morgan, Gwyn and Dumas.˛* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: After [[spoiler:Blackbeard's]] rather "[[{{Understatement}} unpleasant]]" demise none of his former crew raise much of a fuss about him, [[BadBoss understandable really]]. ˛----


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