8 July 2004 | dmacmartin
It is one of those movies that will live on for a long time.
It is a simplistic movie with a kid like charm. But maybe thats its strength. With sooo many movies today exhibiting violence, murder, rape, incest, hatred, etc. when it has to do with families and kids and the studios appearing to forget about movies with a REAL warmth about them (unless it is "politically correct" warmth), i.e. - TOO MANY movies today rewrite history like the Disney animated movies of today to make sure the "harmed parties" are put in a good light and others are put in a "bad light" it is always nice to see a movie that doesn't put on any airs to be genuine.
Don Knotts is a comedic genius and there are NONE like him in Hollywood today. It is sad to say that it appears Hollywood has forgotten what really entertains people, they seem to be focused upon what is sensational and appeals to the lowest form of human attention, meaning death, blood and violence and forgetting about the warmth and love of the past. For this reason this movie is a fantasy that will live forever.