Atlantis: The Lost Empire
Atlantis: The Lost Empire ★★½ 2001 (PG)
Fast-paced and action-packed animated Disney adventure about inexperienced explorer Milo Thatch (Fox) who uses his grandfather's secret journals to discover the whereabouts of the submerged city of Atlantis. Submarine Captain Rourke (Garner) leads the expedition, but the eccentric and multiethnic crew are not entirely who or what they seem to be. Once found, the city holds a love interest (Summer) for Milo, and treasures to tempt the less benevolent members of the crew. The animation is old-fashioned and the plotting is reminiscent of adventure movies such as “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea,” but these should be considered merits instead of liabilities, especially if you're under 13 years old. 95m/C VHS, DVD. D: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise; W: Tab Murphy; M: James Newton Howard; V: Michael J. Fox, James Garner, Claudia Christian, Cree Summer, John Mahoney, Leonard Nimoy, David Ogden Stiers, Jim Varney, Phil Morris, Don Novello, Florence Stanley, Corey Burton, Jacqueline Obradors.