Anne 3 Review Book

Reviewer: Stephanie
Rating: 3
I think this movie was good for what it was. The only thing is that I was looking forward for the last part being closer to the books which all fell in love with in the first place. You should consider making another one thats closer to the books. If you do I'm sure there will be more people wanting to watch it and wanting to buy the movie when it comes out on video. (07/27/00)


Reviewer: Ruth Rivera
Email: Ruthsaltares@aol.com
Rating: 1
What can we say? the first two movies were fantastic and can't not compare with the last Anne 3.Girls out there money talks and that is all to it.But remember Mr. Sullivan you have alots of angry fans here.I am a mature age and I still love to see Anne of green gable and Anne of Avonlea and my kids see them now.You know that you depend on customers, so beware that these movies won't be bought not only for how it was written, but it is not original because so much has been cut from all the movies and there is alot of mistakes on them.So think of the humanity and follow their dreams or the selling will go down the drain.What can I say?Do the things right and you will see great results,go for the fans oppinion and read the novels,please. Ruth (07/26/00)


Reviewer: rosemary
Email: rktran812@hotmail.com
Rating: 1
I am a die hard fan of anne of green gables and anne of avonlea but I found myself to be disappointed in this sequel to 'anne'. exactly, what ever happened to the innocence? I know that she is now all grown up but still! I think that Anne and Gilbert over did the kissing sequence this time. Before it was nice but now you can notice the change. The period in time seems a bit to modern for the characters with the war scenes and city life, it takes away the romance of the story. I really don't understand why the publishing company would agree to hire Anne if they did not like her work. Anne seems to lost the rambucious nature of hers. I see less and less, the naturalistic beauty of canada. I really miss the old Anne! (07/26/00)


Reviewer: Malini
Email: mparadox9@aol.com
Rating: 4
I really enjoyed seeing Megan Follows and Jonathan Crombie again (especially swooning over the latter). I feel like I've grown up with them! I thought the Jack Garrison plot so far has been pretty shaky...why did this publishing company offer her a job the first day as an editor if they don't like her work...why does Anne agree to switch roles and let Jack edit her work (it seems a little unAnneish). Its nice that Anne is going to adopt Collette (which seems pretty predictable) but I wanna see Gil and Anne's baby! Also, I feel like there was some innocence about the characters in their early years that has faded away, but I guess like Anne I just want the good old Avonlea days to last forever. (07/26/00)


Reviewer: Camille Gleason
Email: scgleason@Hotmail.com
Rating: 2
I grew up watching the Anne of Green Gables movies. All the girls in my family fell in love with "Gilbert Blythe" and I can't tell you how many times we watched the last two scenes of both Anne movies. We were thrilled to find out that Anne of Green Gables--the continuing story was coming out. However, we were very disappointed when we saw it. I am curious to know if they showed a shortened version to us USA folks. The acting and the chemistry and the storyline--non of it was very good. What happened to our beloved "Anne" and "Gilbert"? and don't even get me started on "Diana" How I wish that the film could have followed the books more closely or that this story was more developed. It just felt rushed and incomplete! I'll be an Anne fan forever, but am so sad about this new film and how it turned out.... (07/26/00)


Reviewer: Amy
Email: ajbuongi@aol.com
Rating: 2
If 5 is the best, then I give the film a 2. I was so frustrated with this new film. I am a die-hard fan of the wonderful novels by Ms. Montgomery, and I cannot imagine why Kevin Sullivan didn't just use material from the books. There is so much there!!! Also, what happened to their voices? Anne and Diana don't sound at all like themselves. Plus, Diana and Anne don't seem to be clicking like they used to. I was so happy to see everyone again, but I just wish they had been truer to the books.

Back again! I just had to say that I agree with everyone about the music, as well. I couldn't quite put my finger on it, but I knew something was missing (besides the plot!)... The music! It was such a depressing, dreary movie. The first two movies left me feeling happy and upbeat. This one left me feeling disappointed. I love Anne so much, and her world is charming. It highlights the best in us, and always makes me want to be optimistic. This movie was not like that at all. (07/26/00)


Reviewer: Lucy
Email: LouCeeA@aol.com
Rating: ???
I have only seen part one but I don't think my opinion will change once I've watched the ending. It is difficult to rate this because there are things I like very much and other things I strongly dislike about it. I give the acting a "5". Technically everyone did a great job considering the material they had to work with. I did not like how some of the characters were presented though, especially Diana! I realize that obtaining sudden wealth can change a person but I don't think it would have effected Diana Barry to the degree it did in this show. It is as if she'd become a totally new character, one I just don't care for anymore. (am curious as to why Fred Wright was not played by the original actor, does anyone know?) I knew that this storyline was going to be set in the WWI era but I was sad to discover that so much of it actually is taking place on the battlefields and away from PEI. I think the horrors of war could have been shown just as effectively by focusing more on the impact it had on the people at home. There still could have been plenty of action and drama but it would have taken place right in Avonlea. Even if Sullivan's work does not follow the novels I don't think most of us mind so much as long as we still get to see the characters, scenery, etc we have all grown to love. Much of that was sadly lacking in this latest production. I have waited for ages to see "The Continuing Story" and actually the anticipation far exceeded the actual event! :) (07/26/00)


Reviewer: Dana
Email: norton15392@juno.com
Rating: 2.5
I give it a two point five because I haven't seen the whole thing yet and what I saw was a bit confusing. However it wasn't too bad. I heard that A) there was some difficulty in obtaining the rights and B) they were thinking about doing an adaptation of the last book in the series, Rilla of ingleside. About two years ago I wrote a stage adaptation of Rilla of Ingleside and had a hellish time trying to obtain the rights in order to have it produced. I'd never done it before and I was trying to work full time, finish college and try to get into graduate school. So the project laid on the shelf after an in class reading. I didn't think much about it until this film. I am personally very interested in anything that has to do with World War One. However I really thought Sullivan jumped the gun with this one. I, as well as lots of Anne fans I'm sure, missed seeing Anne's adventures as a newly wed in a new place with new people that we get close to in the later books. I missed seeing Anne and Gilbert's children grow up and seeing them deal with some of their after-marriage issues (Like the return of Gilbert's ex-fiance Christine) But I especially missed seeing her irrepressible optimism overcome the most difficult challenges of her life: letting her sons choose to risk their lives overseas. We never see war movies that take place at home (much less in Canada and during world war one) as if the only interesting war stories are the ones that take place on the batle front. I think most Anne fans agree that that's the continuing saga we wanted. Granted the last book's mostly about her daughter. But then, like in Anne 2, screenwriters always have some acceptable freedom when adapting. But I guess it's over and done with and there's no way to get it the way we want it. Or is there? (07/26/00)


Reviewer: Bonnie
Email: bgoud_ramie@yahoo.com
Rating: 4
I thought that Anne 3 was good but I felt that it should have followed the book more. One of my favorite patts was at the end of the movie when Anne went to the train to pick the little boy and how when I saw that it reminded me of Matthew when he went to get Anne. (07/26/00)


Reviewer: Innovan
Email: nospam@nospam.net
Rating: 4
The difference with Anne3 is well known by the script authors --they even poke fun at in when Anne tries to sell her book in New York. Anne3 was unable to be sold as a movie about mere "Kindred Spirits". The wonder that is Anne1 and to a lessor degree Anne2 was seen as so much goo by the current production company. The producers would only greenlight a movie with danger, big explosions, and a female action adventure hero. And so to make the producers happy Anne is transformed into "Laura Croft of Green Gables". Instead of the simple humor of trying to catch a loose cow and slipping in the mud in her white dress or dealing with a town gossip, we have violence, guns, and Anne running for her life until it becomes boring. The lush landscapes of PEI are replaced by ugly battlefields with big explosions. The music has also been replaced by sound effects. In Anne1/2 the director wasn't afraid to linger on a pretty landscape shot (say the buggy coming down the tree lined road, or flowers behind the actors) and just leave it to the composer to fill the shot with theme music later on. Here it's non-stop folley, with music wedged into the cracks left over. Important scenes were cut because they slowed the film's pace. Gil's college days, the wedding night (!!!) --not enough gunfire and explosions to satisfy some lunkhead in the management chain, and so they were cut. When Megan trys one of the old pratt falls face first into the sand on seeing Gil, she's still trying to be the Anne of old --sometimes clumsy, sometimes spunky, but always with a hearty laugh. This scene makes it past, then the "faster and more intense" editor takes over. I have hopes that an eventual DVD edition will be a "director's cut" with the cut scenes resored and a more leasurely pace to the whole business. Lord knows why they went to such efforts to trim it down to two 1.5 hour episodes. The extra half hour is just broadcast dead time. (07/26/00)


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