I was really disapointed about this movie, the first two are my favourites, beacuse they are wonderfully acted and because they follow the books. But the new movie had a totally different story line! Anne seemed so old and Gilbert was so skinny. They were supposed to be in their 50's when WW1 started, not in their 30's! I wish they had just stuck to the oringal story lone so Anne 3 would have been as magical as the first 2. (07/06/00)
"Anne 3" is a great movie, but a horrorible sequel. It jumps too far ahead and way too deeply. There should have been a least one, if not two movies before this one takes place. "Anne 3" should have started off at Marilla's funeral, they skiped a very important transition period. There needs to be another "Anne" movie, that deals with life and the peolpe in Avonlea. After watching "Anne 3", I wished I hadn't. (07/04/00)
Reviewer: Lisa Bayliss
Much as I enjoyed Anne 3 I was so disappointed that it did not follow the story from the books. (07/03/00)
In my opinion the other two were far better, but this is worth seeing as well. Basically Anne, Diana, and Gilbert are OLD, I mean like their thirties!!! All their voices are all deep and mature and it just doesn't feel right...it took me halfway through the film to get used to it. Even Anne's hair isn't all puffy and curly and she doesn't display her awful temper AT ALL...there are TONS of chances for her to, but she doesn't. She also doesn't say all those poetic lines that are truly inspiring. There's no late 19th century costumes that I loved about the other two and no gorgeous scenary. BUT, overlooking that, its somewhat enjoyable. But I will say this: watch on a strong stomach!! It is truly a WAR movie, but with love backing it up (and boy oh boy is there love between Gil and Anne!). It doesn't follow the books AT ALL though, which is disappointing. And good old Rachael "my afternoon is spoiled" Lynde makes a BRIEF appearance...like 30 seconds on screen. But she's not funny and rude. Oh well. And of course there's no Marilla which makes Anne's presense in Avonlea incomplete. It just isn't like the old romantic first two (well, its a war, how could it be?). And there are a few new characters (one that resembles Morgan Harris to the tea) as well as getting to know Fred Wright (Diana's husband) much better, yet the focus seems to be on them and little on Anne. I must say that I am truly in love with the first two, and find that this one is just a plain old war movie with a tad of romance built in. They could have done 1000 times better... (06/30/00)
I have not seen #3 yet, but I really want to. I love the #1 & #2 they are great. Never have I cried so much and loved it. They are wonderful movies. I love the books too. If anyone knows where I might but the video of #3 please e-mail me and let me know. Anita (06/30/00)
Reviewer: Lucy Wates
I have not yet seen it, but I went on another website related to this, and saw a few scenes. I really liked it but the storyline is a tiny bit out of Anne of Green Gable's normal rating. Even though I enjoyed this, the first film is best! (06/19/00)
Reviewer: Emma Stubbs
I did enjoy Anne 3, and was not as disappointed with it as many of you were. I guess this is partly because I had read some reviews etc. before I saw it, and knew what to expect. I think that some of Anne's incredible spirit still came through, and I was pleased that the story was based on books by L.M. Montgomery, even if they weren't directly 'Anne' stories. I was also pleased that, as with the other films, they ended still leaving an opening for a further installment. Gil explains that they have found a house in Glen St. Mary (Anne's House Of Dreams) so we don't necessarily have to follow them there, we know they'll live happily ever after, but there is still the possibility of doing so, and seeing them have children.
It was a shame that they didn't open with the famous Anne music by Hagood Hardy, but I don't think it would have fitted in with the war theme in the middle.
My only real disappointments with the story itself were what happened to Green Gables and Marilla, as in the books, Marilla doesn't die until much later, and I always wanted to imagine Green Gables as the warm bright place it was during Anne's childhood.I was also disappointed that they didn't make more of the wedding. I think it would have been better if they had saved that until the end, and made a big thing of it.
I agree that there wasn't enough of the love and humour between Anne and Gilbert, and I wish that that had come through more. Nevertheless, while I think Anne Of Green Gables - The Sequel will always be my favourite, this is a good film and still kept me glued and still kept me waiting for those wonderful magic moments between Anne and Gilbert. (06/17/00)
Dear Mr. Sullivan: (Do you read comments from this website...listen up)
I would like to challenge you to read the books by Lucy Maud Montgomery (they are truly incredible). Especially Rilla of Ingleside! As Anne and Gilbert's children grow up...how can you improve on this storyline! L.M. Montgomery's work speaks for itself! If wish to make a movie about lovers trying to find each other during a war across continents do so, just don't call Anne of Green Gables. We have seen Anne of Green Gables, watch and read it for years and Mr. Sullivan, ANNE 3 IS NOT ANNE OF GREEN GABLES! Perhaps you can initiate a search to find a producer who could make a movie about the true Anne of Green Gables! Wouldn't it be nice to see Anne's children Jem, Walter, Shirley, Anne and Diana and Rilla growing up?! What about Anne and Gilbert's first child that died soon after birth. What about the chapter in Rilla of Ingleside "Little Dog Monday Knows"... nobody could improve on that.
What a terrible shame that the characters (real ones) might never be brought to film! Wouldn't you kindred-spirits out there in Green Gable land love to see the books come to screen?! (06/17/00)
Hello all! I fall in love with Anne when I was eleven and I so Ann in tv. I had never being touch in that way and I still had not. Continuing story should based in to Anne books but I waiting to see the story anyway. Anne has help me in my live in many diffegould times-it had give somekind off hope. I search my Gilberth, but I didint find him-I´m married now-I love my husband and He is a kindred spirit even He dosen´t know that very well. Sometimes I´m so despert because I would want to go in Anne´s world and forged this could world where I´m living now, but I can´t can I? Sorry of my english I´m from Finland! (06/16/00)
Reviewer: Shelly Steig
It takes a massive ego to rewrite one of the greatest heroines in literary history. This movie was not even in the spirit of Montgomery, whose stories were always character driven, not action-oriented. Sullivan should return to the heart of the books and focus on how Anne interacts with the cast of characters Montgomery created. (06/04/00)
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