A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures
- Director: Ben Stassen
- Genre: Animation, Kids
- Details: Bel/83mins G
Sammy is a turtle who had a difficult start in life. Struggling to keep up with those who hatched around him, he was then abducted by bird and almost killed. Finding himself alone on an ocean current, he luckily meets fellow traveller Ray and the two begin an adventure together. But when Ray and Sammy get separated, Sammy must embark on his journey alone, whilst looking for the love of his life, 'Shel'.
There are points in this poor animated farce when characters mouths move completely out of sync with the actors' voicing. It feels like it was conceived and executed in a different language, and not produced in English - which it apparently was. It could be the awkward human characters that move like a hastily assembled CGI advertisement for a local used car lot, but either way it's an insult to anyone that pays to see it.
I get that this isn't aimed at me, or anyone else who has the ability to defecate solo, but there needs to be some sort of effort put in to entice an family to the multiplex other than "the kids are bored, let's go the cinema." That's where this film's core audience will come from, and frankly they'd be best off planting the kids in front of Barney or some hyper teletubbies for an hour and a half.
An awful, charmless and painful rip-off of Finding Nemo. Avoid.
Review by Mike Sheridan | 09:00 | Wednesday 9th March 2011 | Movie Review
Have to disagree. Went to see the movie this Saturday with my daughter and I absolutely loved it. Its really well done 3D effects with story that will keep you hook the whole time as well as brilliantly picked music. Its definitely not a rip off of Finding Nemo. Thats two different stories. This movie has great way how to start kids thinking about environment. This is must see not only for kids but for adults as well. Its funny charming and entertaining and like lots kids movies this is for adults as well. Cant wait to go see it again. And I hope more movies like this are made for children.Posted 19:42 | Sun 27th Mar 2011
Hi Mike, maybe you like all the Hollywood stuff and this is not your cup of tea. I must say that my whole family enjoyed it very much..and we are age 5-40. Loved the story and we did not think that it was boring. More like educational, going through the different years and different times :). The 3D was brilliant, most exciting. I do not think it is a rip-off of Finding Nemo...different story all together. If you have a look in Empire magazine they agree with me!! So I would recommend it to all of you!! Go and enjoy a lovely story with a brilliant 3D. Donīt avoid like Mike is telling you and go and judge it yourself. I think you are going to like it! :)Posted 10:49 | Mon 28th Mar 2011
yr man MIKE who does the reviews i have to be 110 percent honest here, I NEVER READ what he says ever. They should get someone else to write the s**te he does!! I thought this movie was deadly and the 3D effects were very good.Posted 17:30 | Mon 4th Apr 2011
I have to be 112 percent honest. I LOVE your comments.Posted 18:05 | Mon 4th Apr 2011
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