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Although credited as a Dick King-Smith adaptation, the movie's story is almost completely original. The titular booklet by King-Smith is a simple story of children raising a baby Loch Ness Monster. But while this provided a basic springboard for the plot, there is not enough drama, eventfulness or character development in the book for a feature film. The adaptation had to improvise by creating numerous new characters and situations, and reassigned the movie's chronology from the early 1930s (just before Loch Ness Monster rumors were first heard) to the violent, turbulent 1940s when the Second World War was in progress. See more »
The famous "Surgeon's Photo" of a monster in Loch Ness, published in newspapers around the world in 1934, plays an important part in this story, where it is claimed to be first created in 1942. See more »
I saw this film this afternoon with my partner. I agree with other posters that the opening modern day scene in the pub, setting up the narrator, felt forced and false. Otherwise, what a wonderful film this was! It's a real "coming of age" story of an introverted young boy, missing his dad (off to war) terribly, and the events that help him come out of his shell and begin to interact with others. The CGI water horse was totally convincing, from newborn baby just out of the egg to full-blown adulthood. It really had a personality. The actors were convincing in their roles, too. My partner and I were brought almost to tears, in a good way, by some scenes. The ending, which I will not reveal, brought the tale full circle beautifully. If not for the jarring narrator scenes, I would have rated this film higher than I did.
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