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Russian history- sort of,
This review is from: Anastasia (Follow-Along Edition) (DVD)
Anastasia is an animated movie about the Russian Romanov family and what happened to them.
It is sort of like a Cinderella story with a Russian history twist.
Highly recommended for families with young children that want to start teaching them something about European history or just want to enjoy a family oriented movie.
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Initial post: Oct 14, 2010 9:43:04 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 14, 2010 9:44:22 PM PDT
Richard A. Carl Jr. says:
Dear Gunner and Other Readers,
'Anastasia' is as accurate to history as a Mel Brooks film. I agree, to help kids get like "into" history, this might (and i use that loosely) be good. Sort of like saying "oh, so you kids like this well actually...", and then explain all the stuff thats so, so very inaccurate with it.
My suggestion is wait until they are older? Say, 12? My reason is that they might be bummed out (or have nightmares/cry) to hear ALL of her family (and Anastasia herself) are gunned down in cold blood. Yes, i said it, gunned down (ironic that the poster's name IS Gunner). And that urban legend about her "escaping" is unfounded and laughable, sorry if that disappoints anyone. To me, its like watching Titanic and then learning it sinks. You should have known that going in, kind of...its fairly well-known in a historical sense.
Anyways, good review, if a bit short. I realize you are probably not a real historian, but its something i happen to do for a living =)
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