20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a movie that is very dear to my heart.
One of the earliest films I can recall seeing in the earliest years of my childhood, Leagues is embedded in my memory as easily one of the most enduring, and wholly watchable films I’ve ever encountered.
Simply put, the film has everything a young boy could want in a movie:
Action, adventure, fantasy, sci-fi, fist fights, giant squids, sea shanties, virtually everything awesome and worthwhile in the world of film is found in some capacity within 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
While I mentioned James Mason’s Captain Nemo at great length on my top 5 traumatic deaths in movies, Kirk Douglas’ turn as the harpooner Ned Land was easily the biggest selling point for the movie.
Well, besides the giant squid anyway…
Seriously, if you any appreciation for acting performances involving manly dudes being manly in the 50’s, then 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea should be on the top of your “most awesome movies” list.
Anyway, for the Leagues deprived people reading this, I present to you this fantastic little diddy sung by Mr. Douglas himself:
If you haven’t seen Leagues yet, then be sure to check it out.
If you have seen Leagues, then it’s probably about time you sat down to watch it again.
At least that’s what I’m gonna’ do tonight…