It's not about boy meets girl falls in love and lives happily ever after. It's not a film about the prince rescuing the princess, there is no killing, no violence and no talking cars.
The Dolphin Tale movies are based on real life events and are about hope. It teaches children (and reminds adults) not to give up hope and if something does break along the way it's not the end, to keep on going and living your dream.
The original Dolphin Tale movie was released in 2011 with Dolphin Tale 2 going straight to DVD in 2014. Its about a young dolphin who gets caught in a trap. The dolphin ends up having a severely damaged tail. Although the dophin is resuced her tail cannot be saved. The Dolphin called Winter struggles without her tail and the people around her work together to help her survive. Dolphin Tale 2 continues with Winter and the new struggles she faces.
Yes the movies were sad but they were also really nice to watch and they taught me to never to give up. It was so magical watching Winter the Dolphin swim with her new tail.
I just love Dolphins, I have touched one before and I really hope I get to swim with them again. I hope one day I can see the Winter in real life, she lives in America.
As the movie is based on true events it made it that more powerful. There were so many emotional moments, the dolphin struggling, the single mum trying to raise her son, the cousin returning from the army.
It had real events, the threats dolphin face in the wild, the hardhsips faced by todays children, the reality of war but most importantly what we can achieve with todays technologies.
To think a young boy saved this dolphin by introducing a hand made prosthetic fin. This only happened because the people around him gave him a chance, gave him a voice and respected his opinion.
The movie also reminds us that dolphins are wild animals, once rehabilitated they should be released back to there natural habitat and reminds us to also be careful in the water.
Make sure you watch the end credits, there are some beautiful real moments captured at the actual marine park. If you weren't a Dolphin fan you will be after watching these movies.
- Dolphin Tale and Dolphin Tale 2 are now available on DVD
- Genre; Drama Kids & Family
- Running Time 107 minutes running time for Dolphin Tale 2
- Stars: Harry Connick, Jr., Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson, and of course, the remarkable dolphin Winter as herself.
- To see the real Winter in action, check out Winter's website
- Check out the below Dolphin Tale 2 trailer.....