Kids Review: A Turtle’s Tale

Each week FILMCLUB will be bringing you reviews of the latest and classic DVD releases that feature on the charity’s 4,000 strong catalogue.

And so you know exactly whether you’ll like it or not, the reviews come from kids just like you!

Below you can read the review of new DVD release A Turtle’s Tale by FILMCLUB member William Bosley aged 11 from Earl Soham Community Primary School in Suffolk.

And if you fancy another review, then check out our full list of reviews right here!

TurtlesTale_UK_Quad2A Turtle’s Tale is about the journey through life of Sammy the turtle. It’s a movie that gave me a mixture of emotions: sometimes happy, sometimes sad, but overall, moving. The film has a brilliant selection of music, such as “Love Today” by MIKA, and the animation is superb.

The film is about Sammy’s life story: the people he meets, the places he goes and the problems he has to overcome. He makes two trustworthy friends as soon as he hatches: Shelly, the only person who tried to help him into the sea and Ray, the stray turtle he meets on his first day out in the ocean. But he becomes separated from both friends along the way. The question now is whether he will ever see them again?

A-Turtles-Tale-Sammys-Adv-006The film also portrays the environmental problems caused by humans and the problems these cause Sammy as he struggles on his travels, highlighting the harmful influence of human beings on sea creatures.

I really enjoyed A Turtle’s Tale and would recommend it to children aged seven to eleven. I give this film 5 stars!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventures (2011, U) is out on DVD now. Click here to buy your copy

If you like the look of A Turtles Tale, why not try another fantastic film – Ferngully – The Last Rainforest, which follows the story of fairies, sprites and talking animals living in the beautiful, pristine rainforest of Ferngully, which is under threat from humans. Click here to check out the filmclubber review!

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