But there's a reason generations have loved Pippi and it's here. Most of the people commenting on this movie sound like they all some big shot film critics and have to critique every aspect of this film! The music was cheerful, the songs were uplifting and arguably one of the best parts of the movie. The super-competent Pipi so outmatches her opponents -- a villainous real estate agent and an uncompassionate human services worker -- that you never feel any suspense or concern for her safety. Still a good movie for kids of today. As an adult, however, I find it painful to watch. I grew up with Pippi, me and my sister have seen this movie along with the original.
This movie doesn't do such a great job of translating the Pippi character. This is a childrens movie! Pippi is an endearing character because of her free spiritedness and creative approach to life, but her disregard for manners and the authority of adults may also grate on parents. A huge storm tosses Pippi and her father from their ship and separates them. Somehow, though, the film is less than the sum of its parts. She is a child, living a world of rules and regulations. Every single part is dubbed and always poorly, every sound effect is slightly wrong, every edit is in the wrong place, every performance is bad in some way.
Pippi makes friends with the family next door, some crooks try to buy the house and steal the gold in Pippi's cellar, she saves two small kids from the burning orphanage, she buys ice cream and candy bars for all the kids waiting to get haircuts, finally sends a note in a bottle to get her dad home, he shows up for Christmas, they start to sail away afterward, Pippi and horse jump in the water, she stays behind with her new friends. Since those movies where made in the 70's I wondered what this movie would be like. At this point, I can't remember what came first for me, the books or the movies, but I will say that as a child, I enjoyed both. She tells outrageous tall tales, she's very inventive, she goes against all authority in a creative way, and tosses ice cream to a crowd. There's something about the character of Pippi that is lacking in the movie and the movie loses a lot because of that. There are lots of fun Pipi stunts and much childhood wish fulfillment. The story itself meanders from incident to unrelated incident until the movie positively drags.
But through all this, it is still enjoyable. Also, that you should be yourself and explore the world creatively; there's always a more interesting way to do something like clean the house or dry your clothes. Eleven-year-old Pippi is happily singing with her captain dad on his ship when a nasty storm kicks up and both are sent adrift in different directions. She seems less creative and imaginative, and more crazy and dim. Soon, two children, Tommy and Annika, venture into the house only to meet up with Pippi.
This movie contains all the necessary elements that make up a great movie. It has been said that Tami Erin could have sang the title song as Inger had in the original Pippi movies, but the powers that were wanted her to concentrate solely upon her acting role, except for shorter tunes which did not require as much diversion. But it is a fantasy and she is like a superhero. I think it must be the plotting and pacing. Now I'm not the targeted agegroup anyomore, but I didn't like this version. It brings back that feeling of magic being real. Since I never heard of Astrid objecting, we can assume that she was in agreement.
Parents need to know that just like the classic book by Astrid Lindgren, 11-year-old Pippi lives without parents: her mother is dead Pippi talks to her in the clouds a couple times , and her father is lost at sea after they're separated in a storm at the beginning of the movie. Older children will probably get the most out of this movie. I was eight years old when the movie came out in 1988, and I absolutely adored it at the time. This is a fun movie for kids, yes thats right. If you think this movie is so terrible, why dont you try seeing the reactions of children when they are watching it. There are also many songs in this but none is more catchy than the theme song that's repeated throughout the movie. Honestly, a great role model for children because it is a story that appreciates a child's view of the world.
The storyline - it's about Pippi! It is definitely a movie to be passed on from generation to generation. It's sad that the actress playing Pippi didn't go on to do more work especially if it had been more age-appropriate. I want to warn you in advance, this song will find a corner of your brain to inhabit and it will be impossible to get it out. As long as you're 12 or under you'll enjoy this movie. I also got a kick out of seeing Dick Van Patten in his bit part. Pippi uses her magic powers to beguile the locals but also to help save some orphans from a burning. That's a good thing, because you won't want to sit through it yourself, at least not more than once.
She causes social worker Miss Bannister no end of trouble and influences two neighbor kids with her mischief-making and infectious attitude. I have been grewing up with Pippi and every time was a real pleasure. Just be careful not to get those songs stuck in your head. Maybe then the detractors will realize that life can be fun, at all ages. True, the original series look rather out of date now being filmed in the 1970's , but for me, that always added a kind of innocense and charm to it. She does a decent job as the weird daughter of a sea captain that has arrived at an old house, along with a horse and a monkey.
Nothing about this movie is quite as it should be. The cleaning of the floors was probably the best scene in the movie. This movie is worth watching over and over again. Why they would take such an indellible character as Pippi Longstocking and cast the singularly charmless Tami Erin, I will never know. This movie would never be made now, as she does some very dangerous things, like running away and going into a fire to save kids. It's all pretty formula but there are nice scenes and she does kind of sparkle.
They probably watched it thirty times. The curious aspect of the film comes in the form of its incongruously modern-sounding songs, playing against a 1950s backdrop though the songs are quite catchy , as well as a slightly choppy narrative, with several abrupt scene changes that make certain sections of the movie seem somewhat incomplete. I still have some of the original episodes on tape, and my cousins still laugh every time they watch them despite the lousy special effects and the subtitles! The monkey was probably the worst actor in the film, but since they probably paid him peanuts and bananas , they probably didn't waste any money. Why they would spend money on art direction and some not-all-that-bad special effects, then not bother to edit it properly, I will never know. But this is definitely for the smaller set, and it can only be rated in how well it entertains them. I wished she'd move next door to me. Tami Erin is cute, but overacts.