A TURTLE’S TALE 2 SAMMY’S ESCAPE FROM PARADISE (BELGIUM AND FRANCE, USA 2012)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.3|5.0 Starsììì

A Turtle’s Tale 2: Sammy’s Escape from Paradise—a sequel film that did not need to be produced—may be good fare for the child, but not for the adult. It seems to border on a message movie, the sea horse’s voice gets a little annoying, the voicing cast does not portray the personality of the animated characters in a realistic manner. Low creativity sequences fight for competition because it seems we have seen this animation film’s story before.

Storyline

Sea creatures become separated and must find a way to reunite.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Directors Vincent Kesteloot ,Ben Stassen, and Mimi Maynard for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Eric Dillens, Adrian Politowski, and Gilles Waterkeyn for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Sammy (voice of Alan Shearman), Ray (voice of Thomas Lee), Veterinarian (voice of Cinda Adams), American Woman (voice of Mari Devon), Ray (voice of Carlos McCullers II), Manuel Hogfish (voice of Dino Andrade), Fisherman 2 (voice of Mario Anthony), Diver (voice of George Babbit), Mother Octopus (voice of Deanne Basque), Prince 3 (voice of Brianne Brozey), Tremaine (voice of Darren Capozzi), Little Fish (voice of Terri Douglas), Crab (voice of Jon Ferrante), and Female Patron (voice of Elisa Gabrielli).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?


Maybe. It’s a good concept to think about why someone would want to get ‘out of paradise’, but that single idea has to be backed with a plethora of other conditions before the movie becomes good. This film needs to be shelved and after some thinking, do a retry next year.

Ben Meyers

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