Die Abenteuer des Huck Finn


Adventure film
-Year: 2012
-Country: Germany
-Who in clothing: Huck ~15, Tom ~14, woman
-Available on DVD: yes
-B&W or color: color
-I own: yes, TV recording
-Clothing occurence: often
-Rating: 4/10
-Rating: ****
-Comment: Leon Seidel as Huck (pic 1, pic 2 on right and pic 3 on right). Also some few scenes of Louis Hofmann as Tom Sawyer (pic 2 on left) and a woman (Rosalie Thomass as Judith Loftus, pic 3). Also at least one young girl and maybe some other supporting actors, but nothing much of interest. Pic 1 is from the end in his usual clothes and hat. Pic 1 from the beginning in fine clothes and a string tie leaving widow Douglas’ house. Pic 3 the famous scene where he had to dress like a girl. Also some shirtless scenes but nothing much more.

Had been aired yesterday. I don’t like this modern family version and sequel to Tom Sawyer (2012), also see my bedroom blog, rating 2 for that, along many other versions.

This movie is a bit better than the prequel. Both boys are handsome. Huck looks much younger than 15 and younger like in other Tom + Huck movies and a bit small and chubby (what isn’t bad). So besides the boys, the movies are very poor and maybe the worst. At least kids of today learn about this matter and visit the cinema with their parents and grandparents.

This movie is very western-like (but few scenes). It starts with Pap Finn in a western town and even has a saloon and women wearing cowboy hats. Quite unusual and I think I have seen most of Tom+Huck movies (checking for bedrooms and overalls scenes), I think there are some more to be checked.

But there are much better versions. I prefer the classics and US or Canadian actors like Ian Tracey in the 1979 version or Patrick Day in the 1986 version, and of course overalls.

Actor rating: 6. Western setting: 3-4. Movie (2-)3.

Tom Sawyer (2012) had been aired one day later. Much more kid actors and more famous plot. Very similar but less western-like. And Tom+Huck are even younger.



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