Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Adventures of Huck Finn review.

We read the book before we watched the movie and it is one of our favorites books we have ever read. We will be comparing the movie to the book in our review.

If you have seen the movie please give it any score from 1 to 10.

Directed by: Stephen Sommers
Genre: Adventure
Release date: April 2, 1993
Running Time: 108 mins
MMPA rating: PG

The Good:A few of the scenes were really similar to the book,

The Bad: The movie added a lot of PC (politically correct) junk (we are conservatives so we don't like any of the liberal PC junk), Cut a lot of the best parts of the book out,  Tried to cram the last half of the book in the last 20 minutes of the film and failed, Hard to enjoy when it removes changes a lot of the book, Huck was younger than he was in the book,

Plot: The story begins in fictional St. Petersburg, Missouri, on the shores of the Mississippi River, sometime between 1835 (when the first steamboat sailed down the Mississippi and 1845. Two young boys, Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, have each come into a considerable sum of money as a result of their earlier adventures. Huck has been placed under the guardianship of the Widow Douglas, who, together with her sister, Miss Watson, are attempting to civilize him. Huck appreciates their efforts, but finds civilized life confining.  They meet up with Tom Sawyer's self-proclaimed gang, who plot to carry out adventurous crimes. Life is changed by the sudden appearance of Huck's shiftless father "Pap", an abusive parent and drunkard. Although Huck is successful in preventing his Pap from acquiring his fortune, Pap forcibly gains custody of Huck and the two move to the backwoods where Huck is kept locked inside his father's cabin. Equally dissatisfied with life with his father, Huck escapes from the cabin, elaborately fakes his own death, and sets off down the Mississippi River, where he meets Jim. Watch the movie to see what happens next.

Plot: 6.0/10- It butchers the last half of the book.

Action: 5.4/10- The Adventures of Huck Finn is not an action movie we are not giving it a lower score because it does not have action.

Acting: 6.2/10- We liked Elijah Wood but the rest of the cast was not very good.

Special effects: N/A

Soundtrack: 7.2/10- The soundtrack was very good.

Comedy:7.9/10- It was funny at times.

Overall: 5.9/10- The last half of the movie was so different from the book and really PC (politically correct) we couldn't enjoy it.

Closing comments: If you haven't read the book you can still like the movie but if you are Southern Confederates like we are you will be offended.

Recommended for: Fans of the book, Elijah Wood fans


  1. I loved the book but have never seen the movie.

  2. I haven't read the book but I LOVED the movie. Elijah was so awesome! I would say it is either 8 or 9 out of 10.

  3. never read the book nor watched the movie.

  4. I knew immediately why you watched this movie when I saw that Elijah Wood was the main actor. Since you are a Lord of the Rings fan it's a no brainer. I would make the kid younger if the best acting kid was younger. Perhaps that was why they made that decision. Since your review was less than stellar I may not watch it, however I may be desperate enough. I'm running out of movies to put in my Blockbuster cue.


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