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Where the Red Fern Grows
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That was some feat they pulled off. I really don't understand how you could remake a movie like this and do it worse, but they managed to do so. The updated movie is widescreen and looks a bit more modern. That's about all it has going for it compared to the original.
Here's my problems with it (in no particular order):
- Pretty poor acting all the way around, but Billy's parents were the worst and neither the father or mother "feel" right for their part at all
- No establishing of any "feeling" or "connection" between Billy and his dogs at all. Considering this is a big part of the book, and at least attempted to be shown a little in the original movie, this is incredible that they could tell this story without doing this.
- No establishing of any "feeling" or "connection" between any of the characters.
- General "wussification" as I call it of life in general back then and Billy and his family specifically. This movie lacks the "ruggedness" that even the original portrayed somewhat. It's almost impossible to believe that THIS Billy Coleman could actually be skinning any raccoons given his demeanor in this new version.
- The hunting supposedly takes place at night, but most all the scenes are in daylight...
- The whole big scene with the boy dying flies so fast you can't even remotely tell what happened or experience much any feelings one way or the other in regards to it...Read more ›
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Have always loved this movie and in fact this has "0" language or slang. The older version people may like better but I like having this new addition (great for my 3yr... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Shay
Great book but all these years later after buying this DVD, I've still never gotten around to watching it!Published 3 months ago by David Villarreal
Watch this when I was in high school. I've been looking for the movie on DVD ever since.Published 4 months ago by Miranda Yu
dog lovers movie much much much better quality movie than the first one.. music scenery actors very well chosenPublished 8 months ago by CINDY YELTON