Some time ago, I argued that the film version of Nim's Island is a [very] loose retelling of The Tempest.
Now I have more substantial evidence to back up that claim.
Observe what happens when Nim, uncertain whether the boy who has wandered away from a group of tourists into the interior of her island is real or not, recognizes that he's as real as she is:
Nim is Miranda. That's all there is to it.O, wonder!
How many goodly creatures are there here!
How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world,
That has such people in't! (V.i.182-85)
The original claim (and Wendy Orr's comments) can be found elsewhere on this blog.
Links: Official site for the movie.
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