During the US Civil War, Union POWs escape in a balloon and end up stranded on a South Pacific island, inhabited by giant plants and animals. They must use their ingenuity to survive the dangers, and to devise a way to return home.
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Harryhausen is victorious again in this rousing adventure that not only delivers in its special effects but also its sense of adventure and thrills. It does fizzle out of some of its unexcited charm but I can't say I didn't have an entertaining experience.