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Great family fun!

Overall Recommendation:
4 stars
 
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Character:
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Dialogue:
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L M

July 22, 2012
Superbly written, and a great hook -- kids and wildlife -- which is timeless.

It's beautifully executed, with the only major nit I have being the scene where Cody is being chased by the bear, and he just happens upon a railway bridge? Wouldn't he have seen tracks in the woods etc? Feels forced. Why not just have him at a cliff, and a choice between the bear and the alligators.

Also, AFAIK (though correct me if I'm wrong) alligators wouldn't attack large, live, prey like a human. They'd be more inclined to let him drown and eat him then...

Still, great stuff. I'd buy tickets to see this.
 
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Powerful story that connects man to nature

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3 stars
 
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April 11, 2012
This script is nicely done. There are, for me, a few issues to grapple with that shouldn't be hard to fix.

Transitions from scene to scene need some work. For instance, we go from inside the chopper to Luke's pickup without a transition line.

Bowlegs is cubnapped before there's even a relationship between he and Cody. And we don't know of Cody's love for animals early on that would make his attempt to rescue Bowlegs the first time make sense.

We need to see the cub walk from behind to understand the nickname.

Earlene is a great character but there needs to be some change in verbiage for true southern: like "purty" instead of "pretty" on page 21, "mumma" instead of "momma" throughout, and her "g's" should all be dropped.

The dialog for Diego and Elrod is over the top cliche and the characters aren't well fleshed out. All I could picture as I read it was Anne Ramsay's dimwitted sons from "Goonies".

LOVE the relationship between Austin and Cody. Don't change a thing.

Overall, I think this would make a great movie for all ages.
 

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