Francis Coppola reportedly said that he named his film BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA after finding, to his surprise, that nobody had ever actually filmed the novel despite the scores of films incorporating its vampire leading character. This unexceptional Disney filming of the American classic
illustrates why there probably never will be an equivalent "Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn."
Writer-director Stephen Sommers (writer of GUNMEN) begins by omitting any mention of Huck's previous adventure with Tom Sawyer, merely dropping Finn (THE GOOD SON co-star Elijah Wood) into the home of Widow Douglas (Dana Ivey), who has been trying to civilize him. Huck's iti...