Friday, March 11

Grey Owl: Movie Review and etc

Okay, I will admit I was not looking forward to seeing this movie. The summaries didn't give away too much about what the movie was about. However, I gave it a shot and it turned out to okay...

Length: 117 mins
Released: 1999
Genre: Drama, Adventure
Rating: PG-13, some nakey scenes and sensuality scenes
Directed By: Richard Attenborough
Where I Got It: Borrowed it from Library

Grey Owl stars the always attractive Pierce Brosnan who plays Archie Grey Owl. I was beaming ear-to-ear when I seen Nathaniel Arcand (who plays Ned White Bear). Now Archie is a trapper who claims to be a Native Canadian Indian. Pony, this Native American city-gal, somehow manages to let Archie take her to the wilderness and help him trap animals so he can pay off this store manager. Meanwhile, he's writing a book about his life in wild. Pony and Archie, naturally, fall in love while they are out in the wild. He finishes his book and sends it to get published. After his book is published he becomes a famous "Indian" and goes on tour and spreads the word that nature and beavers need to be saved. During this time, we discover the truth about Archie Grey Owl.

Mmmm, I didn't like the beginning at all. I was completely confused. I was confused until about half-way through the movie. Afterwards, I realized the movie-makers did it purposely, because he kept changing his story. One moment his dad was Scottish, then Indian, and so on and so on. I did love how Archie changed from being a trapper, to an animal lover because of Pony. The dialog wasn't the best and the storyline moved very fast at the beginning, within 10 mins, Archie and Pony were already in the wilderness. However, it was a pretty good movie. I loved the story, but there were some things that needed mending and fixing.

Overall, this movie is based off a real man and I loved how Nathaniel Arcand was in this :). There was some negative and positive points, but I do recommend people who love nature and love any story about Natives (like moi) should watch this film sometime in the future. I grant this movie 3 ***s. ^.^

Would I re-watch?: 
Probably not. 



Unknown said...

I've never heard of this one, and I usually like Pierce Brosnan movies...

Carole Rae said...

It was weird. I like Pierce Brosnan too...I never heard about this one either. Sometime in the future you should check it out.