A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventures Movie Review

A Turtle's Tale

A Turtle's Tale

What Is It
A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventures is an animated movie that follows the life of a young turtle and his mate and is produced by nWave Pictures. The movie’s description is:
“Dive into adventure and fun with Sammy the sea turtle as he swims the oceans of the worls earching for the love of his life, Shelly. With his best pay, Ray, Sammy experiences the extraordinary and faces daunting challenges, including hungry sharks and pesky birds. A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventures features a rollicking soundtrack and incredible voice talents… Based on the actual course of a sea turtle’s life, this story of one creature’s breathing journey is a thrilling voyage the whole family will love!”

In my words, you follow Sammy the turtle from his day of birth until he gets older. Starting from day one, Sammy’s luck doesn’t seem to so hot as he narrowly avoids death with help from another turtle: Shelly. Escaping on a piece of wood, he floats on the ocean until he meets Ray, and he and Ray continue to travel together as Sammy attemps to find Shellie – the mate of his life. Even after Sammy finds Shelly, the movie documents the disasters that split them up (sometimes human-caused) and Sammy’s desperation to make it back to Shellie.

As a note, the movie doesn’t appear to have subtitles for those who prefer it.

The trailer for A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventures:

My Opinion
I definitely think this movie is intended for mostly children, and while the movie itself could have used more depth, it works as a good jumping-board for family discussions. I don’t want to spoil the movie too much, but the movie shows quite a few ways that humans and their ways impacted the turtles and sea life. This gives you a way to speak about your children about being environmentally-friendly, but the movie didn’t explore it in too much detail.

For adults, the movie may not have the climatic ending or message that you’re used to with most movies. It’s a great movie for children, and it’s cute and fun to watch, but it doesn’t seem to have the depth to the plot or character relationships that other adult movies and children’s movies have. It doesn’t feel like a waste of time after you watch it, though, and it is a cute movie with cute characters.

Pros
The animation is cute, and there are quite a few scenes in the movie that make you go “awww!”

Cons
I wish the movie would have included more depth in the plot and the characters.

Recommended
If you have children or just want to watch a cute movie about turtles, A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventures is a cute movie to watch that doesn’t require too much deep thinking to understand the story.

Buy It
A Turtle’s Tale is available at most large retailers now, and you can purchase Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventures on Amazon as well. It is also available on the Apple iTunes store.

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