Anne 3 Review Book

Reviewer: Helen
Email: opalibra76@hotmail.com
Rating: 4
I don't understand how people could give this movie such a poor review, but everyone is entitled to their opinion. My opinion is that I thought the movie was great. It was pretty exciting even if the storyline didn't follow the one in the original books. It would have been better, I think, if they had more of Anne and Gilbert at the very first part. For example, they should have at least have the wedding scene longer. After all, we waited for more than a decade for this event to happen. Besides, Gilbert didn't show up in the last five-ten minutes of part two. Some parts were so sad like when Anne thought she would never see Gilbert. I knew exactly what she was thinking of when she was singing "Let Me Be Your Sweetheart." She was thinking of just going on with Jack Garrison. but will always love Gilbert. But I loved the look on her face when she finally saw him. And of course, it's not exactly family oriented. This was war, after all. I do hope that they will make Anne 4. This time, though, the focus should be on Anne and Gilbert's simple family life. It should be like the first two parts and they should focus more on how they would raise their children and their bloopers and of course, they would deal with their married life. Heck, maybe they should even have Christine Stuart show up like in one of the books. All in all, I enjoyed the movie and I loved how Jonathan Crombie and Megan Follows acted out their parts very well. The chemistry was so natural between them. I hope they will return in Anne 4...if there is one. ^_^ I can't imagine having another Anne sequel without them. (08/08/00)


Reviewer: Lena
Email: BarryLD98@aol.com
Rating: 2
It was sooooooooo good to see Anne & Gilbert again, but...oh man! It was NOTHING like the books! I say the best part of the whole film was the last 5 minutes when Jonathan finally showed up...I kept thinking about how Gil and Anne actually move to a little place near a light house and all the other details of the real story, and I was soooo sad!! I really hope Kevin Sullivan or SOMEBODY decide to take Megan & Jonathan and make Anne 4 that really does follow the books... (08/08/00)


Reviewer: Floss
Email: tallosullivans@yahoo.com
Rating: 2
I was disappointed because the story preferred action and new scenes or plot lines to the internal thoughts and aspirations of Anne. I thought all of the actors did pretty well, but I think Megan Follows had difficulty getting back into the role. Her squeal of joy to see Diana at the beginning was reminiscent of how she was in the old versions, but that is where it ended. Did anyone else note the "blooper" in the beginning, when Anne and Diana are sitting on the porch and the children are sent to bed? When Anne kisses one of the children, the building blocks she was playing with on the arm of the chair tumble down. Thankful overall for the continuing story, but like others, hope to see Anne 4 that goes back to its roots and especially to develop the relationship between Anne and Gil. (08/08/00)


Reviewer: Jenifer Bell
Email: jeniferbell@hotmail.com
Rating: 5
I thought that the movie was excellent. However, I was very disappointed that there was some cursing in the movie. One of the things that I liked the most about the AOGG movies was because it was completely wholesome and very family oriented. Overall, the movie was awesome. I especially liked the part where Anne is going to pick up Dominique at the station and peaks around the corner that sme way Matthew did and that Domiique is also sitting on the same bench that she did only a few short years before. Great Movie Guys! I can't wait for #4!!! (08/07/00)


Reviewer: Leah
Email: leduck@bellsouth.net
Rating: 1
A terrible disappointment after the first two good adaptations of the books. I don't so much mind putting the story forward 25 years and involving Anne and Gil's generation in WW I, but this was poorly plotted and anachronistic. The characters were not true to the spirit of the books. What L.M. Montgomery did best was to draw portraits of people in small town life, and what Anne did best was to preserve the romance and wonder in everything around her. I would rather not see any more Anne productions from Sullivan et al. if this is the best they are willing to do. There are plenty of cheap spy movies that I could watch without trashing beloved characters like Anne. (08/07/00)


Reviewer: Michelle
Email: operamom@neo.rr.com
Rating: 4
It was great to see all the characters again but it was so disappointing to have it not following the storyline of the original books. Sometimes I felt the characters were not true to the way they were in the first two movies. But overall, I did enjoy it. After all, it's still Anne! (08/06/00)


Reviewer: Susan
Email: sqh409@aol.com
Rating: 5
It's a great movie! We need another movie about Anne and Gil's married life and their kids. (08/06/00)


Reviewer: pjb
Email: pburch@niis.com
Rating: 4
Although it certainly wasn't what I expected, I enjoyed the drama. With the given set of circumstances, I think Anne would have gone searching for Gil - that part was exciting. I imagine that many women during the wars had a "fall back" plan and for Anne that person was Jack Garrison. If Gil had died, she had another plan. Very interesting comparison with the movie "Julia" based on Lillian Hellman's short story. Very similar story line, except that "Julia" takes place during WWII. (08/05/00)


Reviewer: Yohanna
Email: yohanna.craig@m.cc.utah.edu
Rating: 5
I thought this movie was great. Even though there was little resemblance to the books, I think that Anne 3 gave a whole other perspective to the Anne trilogy. (08/05/00)


Reviewer: Chuck Mandus
Email: cdmandus@nauticom.net
Rating: 2
When I watched Anne Of Green Gables: The Continuing Story (Anne 3 from now on) I felt many things were missing. True, in the first part, we did see a few "Anne-ish" moments but overall I thought the picture really pales in comparison to the first two films. I'm a guy, 34 years of age and I like a lot of action films too, but the Anne Series (and Avonlea too) really captured my heart, but that story is for another time. I think Sullivan would have done the series a better turn if he stuck with the same formula that made Annes 1 and 2 really great. I'd rather have seen an Anne 3 where Anne and Gil settle into Green Gables, start a family, and of course, get into the various troubles they've always gotten into when you live in a rural, small town such as Avonlea. The World War I segments were kind of depressing to me. I love my action/war/SF films and TV like "Combat!", "Damnation Alley," "Stargate SG-1," "2001 - A Space Odyssey," and so forth, but I see the Anne films differently. When I watch Anne, I'd like to be transported to a simpler time where the characters deal with problems like when Anne chased "Dolly" in Rachel's cabbage patch, selling Rachel's cow accidently, and so on. If we take the Anne element out of the film, it would have made a pretty good war story though. As an Anne film, the film was lucky that is was running on only 5 out of 8 cylinders. There were a few plusses though, such as when Gil stuck to his guns about the improtance of treating people for their illnesses be they powerful or meek, rich or poor. I liked how he bought Green Gables for Anne, although I am kind of upset they let it go in the. I also liked the similarities at the train station when Dom was dropped off on the same bench as Anne was so long ago. So I don't think Anne 3 should be banned to the lowest nether planes of Tatarus or anything (although I do understand that feeling) but overall, I think Sullivan really strayed from the spirit of Anne Of Green Gables bigtime. If there is an Anne 4, one tongue in cheek way of starting it off is to have Anne wake up from a dream (which was Anne 3) and find Gil in the shower and everything is OK. I say that with humble apologies to the 1985-86 season of Dallas. B-) (08/05/00)


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