Re: New Swallows and Amazons film trailer

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Posted by Mike Dennis on June 17, 2016 at 06:11:05 user MTD.

In Reply to: New Swallows and Amazons film trailer posted by Adam Quinan on June 16, 2016 at 03:02:53:

Having watched the trailer again, some second thoughts.

If Barbara Altounyan was annoyed by what she had heard they had done, will she be really angry when she sees this?

Seems as if they have done as the producers of the James Bond franchise have done, bought the title and the character's names and used them to make the film they actually wanted to produce.

Casting seems a bit odd, John and Susan too old then Titty and Roger too young.

The Amazon's masks and wigs goes against the very character of Nancy, she clearly sees being an Amazon pirate a real and serious business (in WH when meeting Dick and Dorothea she asks somewhat frustratedly 'But what are you in real life!' apologies if I've misquoted here.) The two of them in the trailer look as though they are children playing games. Would red caps mark them out as Communists (and so spoil the plot), to borrow a notion from an Arlo Guthrie song!

The reviews upon release in August will be very interesting.

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