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post #11 of 25 Old 05-10-2010, 05:15 PM
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I'm sure you won't have to wait long. I thought the first one was really awful. The only reason I watched it was because I loved the original story so much. However, the original story and the sequel had a little too much reality for hollywood and have never been made into a decent movie. The times it has been made into a movie it's ended up some sappy b-movie full of stereotypes and inaccuracies. It's a pity that a director like Robert Redford didn't try a re-make.
Exactly! It never even went to theaters, which is a tell-tale sign of a bad movie, haha. Regardless, when I'm miserably sick or upset, I like to curl up with ice cream and watch stupid horse movies that couldn't get more ridiculous. Like that Derby something or other movie with Zac Efron. Now THAT was a bad movie. o_O

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I was coerced into watching the first one with a friend and her sister. Her sister loved it, and I thought it was a hideous waste of my time.

I'll pass on the second one, thank you.

Now, if they decide to make movies based on the actual books My Friend Flicka, and Thunderhead Son of Flicka, I might watch them.

Otherwise, grinding out garbage and slapping the Flicka name on it, no thanks.
The movies based off of those books from years ago were some of my faves. I agree nothing like the new "Hollywood" movies. I still watch but nothing like the ones with Roddy McDowell. My Mom gave a movie set before she passed away that had these old favorites in them.

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Exactly! It never even went to theaters, which is a tell-tale sign of a bad movie, haha. Regardless, when I'm miserably sick or upset, I like to curl up with ice cream and watch stupid horse movies that couldn't get more ridiculous. Like that Derby something or other movie with Zac Efron. Now THAT was a bad movie. o_O
*giggles* The Derby Stallion. I actually OWN that one. I have this thing where I HAVE to buy every horse movie I find on sale, even if it's so terrible I end up hurling the remote at the TV everytime I watch it. Which is MOST of them.

Have you ever seen Lightning, The White Stallion with Mickey Rooney? Exact same thing except way older. We laughed ourselves STUPID over it.

I have a penchant for criticizing most horse movies.

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*giggles* The Derby Stallion. I actually OWN that one. I have this thing where I HAVE to buy every horse movie I find on sale, even if it's so terrible I end up hurling the remote at the TV everytime I watch it. Which is MOST of them.

Have you ever seen Lightning, The White Stallion with Mickey Rooney? Exact same thing except way older. We laughed ourselves STUPID over it.

I have a penchant for criticizing most horse movies.
That's it! Ugh. I about cried when I realized they actually put that oaf on a horse.

I think I've seen that one, but it's been a long time.

The only horse movies I've seen and actually liked were Black Beauty and Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron. Everything else I just kind of... laugh over. Like one of the first Flicka [I think] movies where a horse was tied in the bed of a truck and reared up underneath an overhang and killed itself? It was morbidly hilarious.

Anywhoot, I suppose owning a collection of stupid movies wouldn't be a bad idea, although I still think it's probably a waste of money. =P

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The movies based off of those books from years ago were some of my faves. I agree nothing like the new "Hollywood" movies. I still watch but nothing like the ones with Roddy McDowell. My Mom gave a movie set before she passed away that had these old favorites in them.
I hated Roddy McDowell in the old movies worse than Tim McGraw in the new one. He was way too whiny. Part of that movie was filmed on my uncles property in Southern Utah.

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I was coerced into watching the first one with a friend and her sister. Her sister loved it, and I thought it was a hideous waste of my time.

I'll pass on the second one, thank you.

Now, if they decide to make movies based on the actual books My Friend Flicka, and Thunderhead Son of Flicka, I might watch them.

Otherwise, grinding out garbage and slapping the Flicka name on it, no thanks.
Exactly why I didn't watch it, I was afraid it would be so disappointing, because I love the books and figured it was just playing off the famous name.


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I hated Roddy McDowell in the old movies worse than Tim McGraw in the new one. He was way too whiny. Part of that movie was filmed on my uncles property in Southern Utah.

I thought that those movies were based on the books.? I thought that they were made in the 1940's ? Come to think of it I guess that kid was whiny!
That is interesting about part of the movie being filmed on your uncles property. I live in PA so what do I know? D

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I didn't believe it as some of his stories are a bit larger than life but I watched the movie and sure enough it was his property. They are certainly old movies and they are a bit more closely based to the book but they are not well made movies. They were made when it took 6 weeks to film a movie and actors did one movie after another.

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Now don't forget "Sylvester" with Melissa Gilbert. Or International Velvet with Tatum ONeil as the original Velvet's granddaughter or neice or something. Both with lots of jumping scenes that seem a bit silly
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