This was a very good rendition of a classic.
I am a fan of the charlton Heston, Christian bale film. So was a bit hard to stop comparing the two.
So just to get it out of the way Oliver Reed is a far better Billy Bones.
Christian Bale I think was a better Jim Hawkins.
this aside Eddy Izzard was a very likable and cunning Long John Silver, he met my expectations and passed with honors.
The fact that this is a mini series meant of course the story got just that much more detail than all other versions, you even get a few scenes with Flint himself played by Donald Sutherland.
I love this story, The Rich coming off as devious, dastardly and greedy as the Pirates and Silver being ever the greatest fictional pirate to put them in their place.
Great rendition definitely worth watching and bringing back to life a classic for young adults.