Today sees the release of SeaFood on DVD and download to own and rent and we were sent through a copy to review. The blurb says : "Come and join sharks - Pup and Julius - on a fun-filled adventure to a place filled with colourful characters and marvellous mystery! When poachers steal dozens of egg sacks from Pup’s reef, he makes it his duty to rescue his brothers and sisters. His mission becomes more difficult when he realises that he must venture above water and tackle a landscape filled with both beauty and danger. Afraid for Pup’s safety, his best friend Julius follows him, attempting to bring him home. Wearing an amazing ‘fish-suit’ which allows him to walk on land, Julius will also discover that sharks may not be the most frightening creatures in the world…"
The storyline, atmosphere and animation are very similar to other "fishy" films, such as Finding Nemo and Shark Tale - in fact, all the way through Pierre kept saying "Look ! It's Nemo !" - but it makes up for the lack of originality in the fun and frolics department. All three Madhouse Mini-testers (aged 2, 7 and 10) sat all the way through (it has an 88 minute runtime) and said that they really enjoyed it.
We all liked the way sharks were presented as the good guys for once. The older kids also appreciated the ecological issues that were touched on with the pollution storyline, saying it reminded them of Happy Feet and the pollution of the oceans. If a fun, family movie can lead to intelligent discussion afterwards, that has to be a bonus. It's got plenty of laughs too, with scenes involving Ninja chickens and sharks in shark suits.
In just a moment, I'll be posting a giveaway where you can win two copies of the film - perfect for the holidays so watch this space!
star rating : 4/5
RRP : £12.99
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