An exciting and fun-filled sequel.
Courtesy of Gaiam Entertainment comes an exciting fun-filled adventure for the whole family to enjoy. A Turtles Tale 2: Sammy’s Escape From Paradise follows up with the beloved aquatic heroes for more underwater heroics. Just as Sammy and his friend Ray were watching over their turtle hatchlings, and defending baby turtles from a hungry flock of sea gulls. Soon two poachers arrive on the beach and capture Sammy and Ray along with two of their turtle grand-kids Ricky and Ella. Sammy, Ray, Ricky and Ella discovered that they are in a nasty holding tank and then sold to an underwater aquarium in Dubai and again trapped.
During the boat transfer, Ricky and Ella loses their grandparents and begin a small adventure of their own to find and rescue their grandparents. Sammy and Ray must hatch a plan to escape their captures and the other underwater creatures in order to be reunited with their grand-kids. The turtles meet with goofy sea creatures who are also prisoners in the aquarium. Two eels were busying themselves with trying to eat Ricky and Ella. There is even an evil seahorse trying to keep them trapped. With the help of a few underwater friends, Sammy and Ray find that when they all work together, anything–eventually–is possible.
Although the animated feature has a “Finding Nemo’esq” vibe, the overall story is predictable. This release begins where the first animated feature left off with Sammy helping one of the hatchlings climb out of a hole. The animated sea animals and their aquatic environment are vivid in color, depth and visually appealing. The voice characterizations were decent enough–the clown fish was the most annoying. The film ends with a happy ending even though mostly seen through the daunting antagonist perspective.
A Turtle’s Tale 2: Sammy’s Escape from Paradise presents on both Blu-ray and DVD. For this review, I focused on the Blu-ray presenting aspects. The film also has a 3D viewing option; however, I was unable to view in 3D for this review. Specifications AVC (2D) and MVC (3D) encoded 1080p transfers in 1.78:1 perspectives. The animation presents with vivid clarity the colors are vivid and not muted. The audio features lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 in both English and Spanish. There are no additional special features accompanying this 2-disc DVD/Blu-ray release.
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