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Anne 3 Review Book

Reviewer: Roy Gardner
Email: tall@dark.handsome.ideal
Rating: 1
Hello, remember me? I am Roy Gardner of Anne of the Island. I am tall, dark, and handsome, and I embody Anne's ideal man. I am the model for Mr. Harris, and Mr. Garrison, of the Anne2 and 3 movies. What pathetic characters! Do you realise that I was able to convince some readers that Anne might actually marry me, while it is clear that Harris and Garrison could not come close to claiming the same. Oh, yes, it's always Gillllllllbert. Oh please. Well, the best man won, it seems. But I am not bitter. Do you remember Anne's other suitors and her proposals? Sadly, the movies did not show Anne's first proposal, from Jane Andrew's brother, remember that? he asked Jane to pose the question for him! Oh for shame that scene was never captured on film, but Sullivan would probably have bastardized it anyway. What about the farmhand, Sammy, I believe his name was. "Will ye hev me?" How ever so romantic! Other scenes missing from Anne3 were the sad death of Ruby Gillis (very moving), and Anne's triumph over geometry when she put her books in her trunk, never to be opened again. Speaking of time travel and the future, did anyone else find Anne's permanently bemused look in Anne3 highly annoying? I should like to describe it as Captain Janeway to the power of 10. That is all. (08/04/01)


Reviewer: anne4ever
Poppycock, in what way did this movie show the pain and suffering wives went through worrying about their loved ones. Most women didn't have the luxury of affording to trapes off to England and were at home working in the factories, raising necessary funds and keeping the home fires burning. Those that did go to England to aid with the war effort worked tirelessly in the hospitals and in the field to comfort the wounded and dying. The storyline in this movie was absolutely ludicrous. Overlooking all the men from the various allied countries who fought and died on the battlefields in world war I, who did Sullivan glorify in this movie, a sleazy American Spy. After Anne found her husband, whom she apparently was willing to risk her life to find, she then totally ignored him. He was a doctor, did she help him to tend the wounded and suffering, did she help him deal with all the trauma he'd been through. No she could not let her loverboy spy down after all he was saving the world. The movie stank period, where in this movie did you see all the suffering wives. It was several hours of watching Anne run across England in various costumes lugging a child. Scarlet Ohara showed more compassion for the dying in gone with the wind than Anne did in this movie. It was a travesty, if you want to truly see and know what women went through during the war, watch the history channel, it really wasn't as glamorous and exciting as Sullivan portrayed it. Who was the hero, Gilbert, Anne, Garrison or all those poor men Anne didn't give a second glance to, lying suffering and dying in the field. Those of us who truly know Anne, who were able to understand the magic of the character Lucy Maud created, the absolute love we had for the books and the first two series, are the only ones who could never accept that the woman playing Anne in the Continuing story was the same person. We are dedicated followers who embraced the character and the story, we still love you Megan Follows, you brought Anne to life, you made the character come alive. Please, please, please never do another movie with Sullivan, when you know in your heart, your not playing Anne. (08/02/01)


Reviewer: Katherine Fetter
Email: minnie27211@go.com
Rating: 5
Even though the third Anne of Green Gables doesn't follow the books I still loved it!! They first World War was a major impact on many lives, and this movie shows what pain wives went through wondering and worrying when or ifs their boys would ever come home. (08/02/01)


Reviewer: anne4ever
Email: abby.barker@ns.sympatico.ca
Rating: 1
I just watched the Anne series 1 & 2 again for the umpteenth time. I could watch it over and over again and it still emits the same strong emotions. The actors realistic portrayal of their characters is so masterful that one couldn't possibly believe its a fictional story. The story and its adaptation has touched my life as no other movie or series ever has, it is always a joy to watch. Anne 3 was an absolute atrocity, Lucy Maud must be rolling in her grave. The characters are irritating, the setting bleak, the storyline ridiculous and the acting stilted. Sullivan took a national canadian treasure and americanized it hollywood style. Those of us who sat through the first two series and finally, finally saw Gilbert and Anne realize their mutual love, waited with eager anticipation for Anne 3 the love story. It was a devastating pill to swallow as Sullivan bastardized the characters turning Anne into some florence nightengale female tart throwing herself at every man in her path. She goes in search of her husband whom she supposedly loves undyingly and spends the whole movie ignoring him while carting some child of a lying, coniving leach of an American spy around. She then agonizes over the choice between Gilbert her feelings for the spy at every turn. Megan Follows must of realized she was not playing Anne as it shows in her performance. Green Gables is in ruins and Anne doesn't want anything to do with it. But of course in this modern movie age no movie is complete without the Americans saving the world. Green Gables, Prince Edward Island and Gilbert were the heart and soul of Anne yet all were sadly lacking in this sequel. Sullivan had no right to pass this piece of cinematic garbage off as having anything to do with the first two series or with any of the works of Lucy Maud Montgomery. If he intended to change Anne and Lucy Mauds depiction of Anne and the evolution of her life he should have labled it as such. I will never watch another sequel, instead I will leave Anne of Green Gables, the Continuing story to my imagination, as Anne would have and try to forget Sullivans adaptation ever existed. (08/01/01)


Reviewer: Corinna
Email: c-hutchinson@home.com
Rating: 3.5
I thought the movie was okay. I found it funny that it was set in world war one because Anne's youngest daughter was growing up and falling in love during those years. I felt that if they wanted to do the story line in that time period they should have done the story of Rilla of Ingleside. However it was well done and I have already added the movie to my Anne collection (08/01/01)


Reviewer: Jen
Rating: 2
I was thrilled to see the original cast together again (Except Bruce McCullough as Fred. The guy they got to replace him was too handsome for the character.) I was disappointed that there wasn't enough Anne and Gilbert romance. I wanted a big beautiful wedding. I didn't wait 14 years to see Anne running around with some tool Jack Garrison and taking care of his baby with Fred! I mean, what the heck? It didn't bother me that it wasn't like the books, because I didn't like the later books. It bothered me that Gilbert was in about 20 minutes of the movie. It was a interesting story, but not for Anne and Gil. (07/31/01)


Reviewer: Katie
Email: kat11injapan@hotmail.com
Rating: 2
It is comforting to know that so many people were just as dissapointed as I in Anne 3. My friends and I looked SO forward to it, then when it finally came we just looked at each other as if to say "That's it??". What were they thinking????? I've rewatched 1 & 2 a dozen+++ times, but don't even care to see The Continuing Story again. I'd much rather just read the books again and again...which I will do anyways!! (07/30/01)


Reviewer: RR
Email: theworldtimes@yahoo.com
Rating: 5
To all of those who complain about how the third installment is nothing like the original two, consider that times change, and that is the setting that was effectively captured in Anne 3. I found it a fascinating departure. If you really want to recapture the mood of the first two, then watch them over again. (07/30/01)


Reviewer: Jessie Warrener
Email: jessthemess30@hotmail.com
Rating: 4 1/2
I was a little disappointed because I was longing to see some of Gil and Anne's homelife. Their house, kids, wedding etc. That would have been great. I mean in the books, Anne has 6 children and a tragical miscarriage. GIVE US MORE OF THE ANNE AS SHE IS IN THE BOOKS (07/29/01)


Reviewer: Nic
Rating: 4.5
I actually enjoyed the third Anne movie. I understand and partially agree w/ what people have said in opposition to it, but I thought it was great to see what happened to the characters. I personally would love to see an Anne 4. To me, any Anne is great Anne! And I love all of those actors!! :) I do have a question...does anyone know where I could find either posters or 8x10 movie photos from the Anne movies? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Have a terrific day! (07/28/01)


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