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A Turtle's Tale 2: Sammy's Escape From Paradise

What looks like a really cute movie with beautiful animation, starts off with GLARING scientific inaccuracies that make the rest of the movie hard to watch without a suspicious chip on your shoulder.

While we wish it were true, sea turtles don't lounge on beaches. Sea turtles also don't lay their eggs and then hang out, waiting for them to be born so they can help them find their way to the sea.

In fact, sea turtles are a textbook example of sheer animal instinct, as they are left alone in their nests to hatch and then find their own way into the water where they spend their entire lives, with the exception of nesting once they fully mature.

Then you start to notice how real sea turtles also don't stay constantly submerged under the water. On average, turtles only spend a matter of minutes at a time underwater. Hawsksbills can stay under for up to 45 minutes. Green Sea Turtles can stay under for a few hours, but only if they are inactive, as their heart rates slow drastically to make this possible.  Sea Turtles do indeed breathe oxygen, but the characters in this movie pretty much stay on the ocean floor the entire time.

Back to the animation, it's definitely gorgeous. It's not the most technologically advanced animation available in entertainment today, but it's a million light years ahead of the cartoons of yesteryear.

As for the story line? It's not deep enough (he he, get it? Deep enough?) for my likes. I really tend to tune out of movies that don't make a great deal of sense, but I'm sure I'll be seeing it a few times, and maybe I'll update if anything grows on me.  

In summary, it's a bright, cute, movie-length showing of adorable ocean life swimming around, doing their ocean thing. It works great for keeping little minds occupied, but if your kids are old enough to know anything about marine biology, it's scientific inaccuracy is slightly disturbing, and that makes it a little awkward to watch.

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