Lord of the Flies
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Harry Hook directed this second screen adaptation of William Golding's cult novel about a group of British schoolchildren who revert to savagery when marooned on a deserted island. The new adaptation replaces British school children with a group of American military cadets and instead of a shipwreck, their plane crashes into the sea. The children swim ashore onto an island and try to fend for themselves, with the only surviving adult wracked with fever and crazed with pain. As the children get the feel of the island, the group separates into two different camps: Ralph (Balthazar Getty) and… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 61%

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"The symbolism is right up front and unmissable, and the story part -- the events that in theory should cause our throats to tighten and our pulses to quicken -- is pretty lame."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"A rousing remake of the classic tale by William Golding about the dark side of human nature"
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"O brilhante texto de Golding sobrevive até mesmo aos tropeços da direção insegura de Hook."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"A fine adaptation of the novel. The kids' performances speak measures about human nature."
‑ Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
"If the best thing you can say about this adaptation is that the island looks pretty, perhaps we might be better off borrowing a travelogue video from the local library."
‑ Dan Jardine, Apollo Guide
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