WITH the proliferation of animated movies, it's hard to separate the wheat from the chaff.
Sammy 2 leans towards the former. It has an inspiring story that's easy to understand but the animation is nothing new and adult viewers may start looking at their watches.
Two granddad turtles escape a bird attack but end up in a fishing trawler.
The trawler brings its prized possessions to Dubai, where an Indian runs a sea world below the sea. Here, rich visitors dine in luxury while enjoying the sight of fishes swimming outside.
The two turtles are introduced to a myriad of fish species, including Big D, a sea horse that's the gangster of the huge aquarium. His position is backed by two eels that speak in a French accent.
BTW, the movie is directed by Belgian Ben Stassen and is dubbed into English.
The turtles plot to escape, and this is where the plot emerges. It's a 'soft' copy of prison breakout movies. A hammerhead shark encourages viewers to never give up, which is the moral of this flick.
The turtles must first wait for the arrival of their two grandkids, but not before the latter escape from two menacing fishes in a chase more exciting than the one in The Bourne Legacy.
The movie picks up steam now as the whole gang of fishes get ready for their great escape.
Other than the sea horse, the only other interesting character is a lobster with split personality.
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