|DVD The Adventures of Chris Fable
Run time: 108 min
Genres: Action | Adventure | Drama
Director: Andrew Wiest
Writers: John Bunyan, Andrew Wiest
Stars: Solomon Ray, Staci Crowe, Robert Bear
Chris, a runaway child, lives with a group of misfits in a junkyard, stealing to survive. When a traveling preacher tells him that his father is alive and wants him to come home, Chris must leave his family of thieves and venture into the wilderness in search of his father and a better life. Join Chris on an action-packed adventure as he outwits bandits, escapes swamp monsters, battles evil robots, and learns valuable lessons about choosing the right path in life. A contemporary allegory inspired by John Bunyan’s “The Pilgrim’s Progress.” Written by Marianne Wiest
|Plot Keywords: traveling preacher, search, runaway, preacher, junkyard|
Release Date: 31 August 2010 (USA)
This film is known as 'Adventures of Chris Fable' here in the UK – available only through Tesco but can i just say do not bother paying the £3.
I have seen some really poor films – husband and son love all those really poor B-films – yet this is the really the worst. I realise its based on pilgrims progress but the acting, storyline, effects in fact everything is really poor.
I cannot agree with ANY of the previous reviews, maybe i'm not 'christian' enough!! Earlier reviewer said something along lines of 'developing pilgrim progress into action packed film, which is not an easy thing to do – but they've managed!!!' NO THEY HAVEN'T. It actually feels like it was made with a Sunday school, 1 camera and some kid doing special effects on his laptop!!
I have never seen a more disappointing movie, i bought it from tesco thinking it would be a good children's fantasy adventure but when I started to watch it I realised it was the complete opposite. From the awful actors to the tacky costumes. I haven't got a clue what time zone it is meant to be because most of the adults have old fashion clothing like top hats but then there is robots and modern buildings. Scince when do cowboys happen to have two swords. I know £3 seems cheap but for this movie i felt very ripped of, my family and thought it was made by a drama club with a normal camera. My brother who is 7, my sister who is 10, me 14 and my mum and dad found it funny that it was so rubbish and tacky.
This has got to be one of the worst films I have ever seen in my life, I paid £3 from Tescos for it (I didn't read the previous review before buying)and feel totally conned. I was looking forward to a family action adventure film and got a low budget, new age Christian propaganda sermon in return. I totally agree with the previous review and can only assume that the other reviews are from friends and family of the cast (or same religious group).
I can only hope (and pray) that someone reads this review before buying the film and saves themselves the pain of an hour and a half of biblical metaphors.
I didn't pay a huge amount for this DVD but still think I was ripped off. Yes, I grant that trying to make a modern film version of the Pilgrim's Progress, which after all is over 400 years old, was never going to be easy. However, sadly the message that should have been conveyed was beaten into submission by the truly appalling acting. And as for the "breathtaking" special effects – no one in my family saw any. On the plus side, I went to sleep for about 40 minutes in the middle of the film, thereby wasting less time than the rest of my family. My 6 year old didn't mind it too much, but my 11 year old said it was rubbish. Don't waste your time.