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The factually incorrect story....
on 7 January 2005
This film was such a disappointment that I advise fans of the books not to watch it. This sequel pays no regard to the books, upsetting the continuity of the films, and it is also badly made. The first sequel was a poor re-hash of the themes of the original film, but although it merged several of the books into one and distorted many of the story lines it remained true to the essence of both the original film and the texts. In The Continuing Story fact and artistry are sacrificed for a mish-mash of comic scenes loosly held together by a heroine who is far too old, both in the schemes of the texts and as an actress, to be playing the role. As anyone who loves the books will be able to attest, it is Anne's sons Walter and Jem who go off to fight in the First World War. This film is a sad ending to the series which started off so beautifully.