Thursday, 27 August 2009

Fern Gully: The Last Rainforest (1992)

This really isn't the sort of thing I would have watched, but we saw the DVD going cheap and my wife had fond memories of it from her younger days, so... Anyway, it's an animated movie about a bunch of fairies living in a forest that's about to be destroyed by humans, an evil dude who I'm still not sure about (I mean, what was he / it?!), a human who gets brought down to fairy side and a bat who is... well... batty.

It's reasonably well done, decent animation, quite a good music score and good voice acting - Tim Curry, Christian Slater and Robin Williams are among the voice actors. It's ecological message can hardly be accused of subtlety but it doesn't ruin the film. There are moments of pure random insanity that really life the film into surreal levels.

Despite myself, I rather enjoyed Fern Gully, though it's nowhere near being a classic in my opinion. It's clearly aimed at young children and they'll enjoy it the most.

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