I finally figured out what it is about Treasure Planet that makes it the best Disney movie: a plot that doesn’t center around a relationship.
I’ve always wondered why nobody seems to remember this gem from 2002, especially since the integral character, Jim Hawkins, is easily Disney’s most relatable; a confused teenager with a broken family and displaced sense of purpose. Its a theme of introspective clarity, which is a stage of life thats most difficult to understand even beyond adolescence. I know he’s nowhere near as deep as Ariel or any other ridiculously delusional princess, which is why I’m guessing this movie failed so hard at the box office.
What the fuck ever, I’ll always remember how this movie affected me at the age of 11, and how well its held up over the years as compared to some other “classics”.