A young boy gets a job as a cabin boy when his father is unable to work. Eventually, he learns that a few of his shipmates are actually pirates on a mission to get their treasure. A storm causes the ship to sink. Our hero, Haakon, awakes on the beach and soon discovers the pirate’s treasure in a cave. Haakon must not only survive life on the island, and against the pirates, but somehow make his way back home to his family. We don’t recommend to all that this is a must see. However, it wasn’t bad. We were entertained enough and were curious as to what would happen to Haakon. Watching it once was just fine and if we had to watch it again, we could, but don’t have to.
Whisper is a baby elephant who has just lost his mother to poachers. He gets lost from his herd but is rescued by another. With this new herd, they try to find Whisper’s herd and we follow his journey across the African wilderness. This movie is not animated but yes they animals talk. They are live action. A mix of wild and trained elephants. Now, I love elephants but this movie was a dud. It was cheesy and felt so long. We were bored. It is a much better idea to watch a Disneynature film.
Based on a true story, the movie follows the journey of Alvin Straight when he decides he needs to mend the relationship with his estranged brother who has become ill. His brother lives 250 miles away. This was a movie we had never heard of before and we weren’t sure what to expect. It turned out, though, to be a pleasant surprise. We enjoyed the movie and were fully invested in rooting for Alvin to make it to his brother’s safely. We recommend this movie to all and wouldn’t be opposed to watching it again ourselves.