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AKFilmFan's rating of the film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

David Fincher may or may not make his adaptation, but it'll be hard to beat this classic live-action Disney film. Balancing the dark & the adventurous, the film has great performances but is anchored by James Mason. He portrays the sympathetic pain & madness of Nemo just right. For a film that has a song, Douglas, Lorre, & a cute sea lion, it can't shake the flaw of the book: An episodic pace that rises & falls.