When Sammy and Ray find themselves trapped in The Tank, an underwater aquarium, they must hatch a plan to escape and reunite with their grandkids, Ricky and Ella, and protect them from the dangers of the ocean. But they’ll have to get past Big D and his dopey thugs first. With the help of some unlikely friends, Sammy and Ray find that when you work together, anything is possible!
At first glance, A Turtle’s Tale 2 is a low-rent Finding Nemo, or to a lesser extent, A Shark Tale. Sure, the CGI actually looks very impressive for a direct-to-disc animated movie, but the film’s short comings come from other areas, namely the generic dialogue, and offensively bad voice acting. Luckily kids probably won’t notice any issues here, because this movie is filled with computer animated talking fish and sea turtles. And while the opening scene may be upsetting for some children (my son kept yelling: “OH NO, TURTLE!”), the journey the characters in this film take is probably enough to satisfy most young viewers. This movie does scream of being a Finding Nemo rip off as there are so many similar story elements to it, but for what it is, A Turtle’s Tale 2 is probably worth a viewing for those with children.
Fans of this movie’s predecessor should be satisfied because this wasn’t an awful movie by any means. Hollywood and the studios that make these direct-to-disc movies know that it’s easy to make something that young kids will like (give a character a silly voice, or throw in some turtles and you’re good to go), but the real challenge is making a movie that parents will like as well. And while I didn’t feel too overwhelmed by A Turtle’s Tale 2, I also don’t think it’s a bad movie.
RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN!
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