The thing I enjoyed most about the film is the fact that it doesn't shy away from being a super-sized-cliche;
There's no way I can possibly love it entirely but I just think its ridiculously bad, but enjoyable at the same time.
It's a feast for the eyes. But what really makes this dramedy work is the acting.
The movie's neither hopeful in contrived ways, nor hopeless in different contrived ways. Somehow it manages to be wonderful
In an age where almost everything has been turned upside down and inside out with musings on gender identity lost/found, this Netflix "original" goes too far in turning a childhood favorite inside out. Anyone who has read the books and seen the more faithful rendition of the story (featuring Megan Follows and an amazing cast, some of whom are "borrowed" for cameo appearances in this film to lend it some hint of legitimacy) knows how the story goes and how far off the mark this version is. (No spoilers. The series is already spoiled from the core through and through.) Not everything has to be about gendoral and racial crisis. Some stories are simply about adjusting and transitioning from childhood to young adulthood. Some amusing scenes in Season 1 -- young Jerry is a very good actor as are Matthew and Marilla -- but Anne is portrayed as "damaged" beyond the author's intended scope, which was a major turn off to the younger and older members of our movie group. (Again, no spoilers. The series is already spoiled from the core through and through.) Accents, some of the casting, and set design are very poor and not in keeping with the story. Are you going to mess with Harry Potter next, Netflix?
I loved Anne so much. She's resilient, She fights for the people she loves no matter what. She should rightfully hate the world for how it has treated her but yet her love takes over. Simply an Angel.
When I was a child I loved the story of Anne of Green Gables, the books and the movies. As a very artsy and imaginative girl myself it is a true inspiration to know the story of a brave and headstrong girl full of hope for the world, even in a time where women were so limited in their life choices. Anne teaches us that a girl can be her own woman and that the mind is the most romantical of features to be blessed with.
Though I enjoyed the films as a child I enjoy the series far more which I never expected to. In the form of a tv series they have managed to construct much deeper characters with more emotional relationships. The series indeed dives deeper into the story than the films and so contains more content.
It is my most truthful opinion that this series provides much scope for the imagination.
I've come to love this series more and more after each episode.
The cinematic is beautifully filmed, the characters are so lovely and it is very different from every other typical series from the late nineteenth century. I can see why people are very critical though.
It is very different from the books and I sure understand the frustration if you're a true fan of L. M. Montgomerys: Anne of green gables.
This series feels so much more, real.
For an orphan who has never learned what's right and wrong and who's never gotten any sort of love or care from anyone until she came to green gables, sure makes mistakes sometimes. I think it's only natural. I also think she needs to make mistakes, a lot of them actually, to be able to learn from them. Besides from that, I think that Amybeth McNulty captures Anne's love for nature, her romantic view of life and everything an orphan goes through during a time where they were seen as...Well filth, very well. Anne may have more of a temper in this series compared to the book and sure it can be a little to much sometimes but at the same time, she usually gets angry over things that she thinks are unfair.
That's where the feminism comes in. I love that Anne is a feminist without knowing that she is! It just comes to her naturally. She is so passionate when it comes to equal rights and I think that Anne always has been a feminist, even before this adaption. I can see her as one of those inspiring women from the early twentieth century who have been in demonstrations for women's right to vote etc, etc.Looking at other characters, like Gilbert Blythe, I fell in love with him immediately! The way the actor (Lucas Jade Zumann) plays Gilbert is truly great! From the way he looks at Anne in school and outside of school to the "carrots scene" (which I think is better than the 1985 version) is just how I imagined it to be. I admire that he's so popular in school but at the same time can speak out when it comes to his own opinions without fearing what others will think of him. He is chivalrous (just like in the books) and a true gentlemen! All the actors in this series are very talented and I could not think of a better person to play any of the characters! Marilla and Matthew are just as inverted as in the books, Diana is more lady-like than ever and Ruby is head over heals in love with Gilbert, just like in the books. I myself would really recommend people watching it. It has all those issues that I've always wondered how people during that period of time would react to and handle. The director: Moira Walley-Beckett really reads in between the lines and understand Anne of green gables in a new way and in a new light.