Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Mountain Family Robinson |
Actors: Susan Damante, Robert Logan, Heather Rattray, Ham Larsen, George 'Buck' Flower
Director: Jack Couffer
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family
LAME! LAME! LAME!
DiveBoracay! | USA | 09/02/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I don't know if I have ever even used the word "lame" before lol, but that just happens to be the first of several negative terms I could use to describe this movie. Now I think I am fully qualified to pass that judgment seeing as how I own all three of the movies in this collection. Wilderness Family 1 & 2, as well as this 3rd one. We grew up on the first and second ones and loved them. It was a unanimous decision that the first was much better than the second but it was still fun to have the second one (which has a different actor as the daughter from the first one). We never knew that there was a third movie in the trilogy until recently and were SO excited to watch it. It is not however anything like the first two.
The filming is more current which means you don't get the "you can tell it was made in the 80's from the second that you press play" vibe. However, the soundtrack RUINS any possible positives that the better filming could bring to the story. The music is WRETCHED and the dialog is pathetic. Seriously makes you want to slit your wrists and smash the TV. They got the most pathetic, sappy, out of place, LONG songs that they could have ever found to go with this one. (Think.....Dianna Ross and the Supremes as the music for a solid 5 minutes of watching Toby and Jen run in slow motion through fields). Boomer is in much more of this one than he was in the first two, and he comes across more as a dirty old man than a sweet family friend. Pat is twice as whiny as she was in the second one, which makes it really irritating to watch. She acts like a child most of the time. You get A LOT more "SKIIIIIIIP! What are we gonna dooooooo!?!?" `s in this one. More of her falling apart because she just can't take it up there anymore etc.
OK, storyline: A nasty government official is trying to kick them off the land. They refuse to leave, after a threat of "we'll see who wins!" type, the government man's helicopter takes off and then explodes and crashes to the ground. So the family puts out the fire and tends after the bruised and battered government man who comes to love the family and eventually lets them stay. For the most part, there are more "natural disasters" than animal encounters but they still try to include a few. We experience a flash flood, lighting storm, Toby stuck on a cliff, LOTS of running and playing to sappy pull your hair out music, a really funny fight between Crest (the dog) and a tiny little bobcat, which they try to make out to be ferocious, a few more "slow motion happy scenes" which include the family hanging out naked in a man made hot tub and a lovely little slow motion "4th of July stroll down the river. I could keep going but I'll let you judge.
Now, as much as I did NOT like this and never care to watch it again, my kids haven't seen it yet so as soon as they do, I will give you an opinion from a kid's perspective. J But so far, my opinion, your kids will love the first one, the second will be ok, and this third one will bore them to tears. Hope this helps!
Marilyn M. Blank | 11/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am pleased and happy that I purchased The 3rd and final movie of The Wilderness Family. It was very well done and just as entertaining as the first and second movie. My favorite was the 2nd episode mostly because I love snow scenes and this one had many. I would have loved to see them carry out the beautiful music of the first two movies but other than that the movie was great. I will watch these over and over. I personally did not see anything about Boomer in this last movie that would make me question his integrity. I am so glad that I listened to the last review and believed it. Take a chance and get this movie. It will complete this beautiful story line for you."