THE BOXCAR CHILDREN – SURPRISE ISLAND REVIEWED
“The Boxcar Children – Surprise Island” wasn’t what I expected. I feel like I’ve been saying that a ton, but here we are. The Aldean children and their wacky dog are back for another adventure. The kids have been having these fun outings since 1924 and what’s better for the modern era than a tale about what white kids did in the 1920s? Martin Sheen plays their grandfather who has a house on Surprise Island. The kids grab their sand pails and fishing poles to have a bright summer fun adventure on Grandpa’s island.
The animation is still atrocious. Over the next 82 minutes, the amazingly strong voice cast works to distract you from the animation. The mileage one gets out of these films will come from people with life-long attachments to the book series. Honestly, I just don’t get it. You’re watching a kid story about kids having a low-grade Scooby Doo adventure in-between just goofing during the summer. It bored my kid and that’s about my greatest litmus test for kid entertainment.
- Interviews With Cast & Crew
- Interview With The Composer
- Behind-The-Scenes Interview With The Sound Editing And Mixing Team
- 1.78:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track
RELEASE DATE: 8/7/18
- Video - 93%93%
- Audio - 93%93%
- Special Features - 90%90%
- Content Score - 80%80%
The Plot Thus Far
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The Alden children have a home with their grandfather now — but their adventures are just beginning! The first surprise comes when they learn they’ll be spending the summer on a private island. A kind stranger who lives there is always happy to help the children out … but does this new friend have a secret?