Reviewed byMightyzebraVote: 8/10/10
The current rating for this film on this website is four and a half outof ten. This is SO not true. I mean, sure, the grown-ups aren't assympathetic as they could be and some scenes could be better offdeleted, but I mean COME ON. It isn't THAT BAD!
This underrated film is about a girl named Eliza Thornberry who cantalk to animals! Her family go to Africa and Eliza meets an old cheetahcub friend called Tally, along with his brothers and sisters. Whilethey are playing, Tally is caught by a poacher! :( Eliza MUST save him!Then Eliza realises that she is going to a boarding school in London...
I recommend this lovely film for fans of the TV series, people who loveanimals and people who just want to sit down and watch a pleasant,exciting cartoon film! Guaranteed to enjoy! :)
Reviewed bymagicalmouseVote: 8/10/10
As an adult fan of the Wild Thornberrys TV show I was very happy to seethefilm. I was delighted by the fact that movie kept the feel of the TV showwhile letting us see a little more than we were accustomed to in a halfhour. I am amazed though at how many professional critics have reviewedthismovie without knowing much background -- to set the record straight Elizaisan American - only her father and paternal grandparents are British - Hermother and maternal grandparents (we know them from the TV show) areAmerican so if Debbie talks like an American teenager that is because sheis. Darwin had me laughing out loud -- I hope that there will be morefilmsor at least more new episodes of the show - and thankfully Donnie was keptto a minimum !
Reviewed bySticheyVote: 8/10/10
We took my two daughters to this film and had a delightful time. I wasworried about seeing it since I am not a big fan of the television show,butthe voice acting was superb and the soundtrack was incredible. After thefilm, we immediately needed to pick up a copy of the soundtrack if only toget the Paul Simon song. Since this Christmas didn't have too much forfamilies with very young kids, we were extremely happy we saw this film.Our girls (3 and 1.5) adored it and their folks had funtoo!
On an African safari, Eliza Thornberry discovers that thanks to a shaman, she can now talk to animals. When Eliza discovers that poachers in Africa's Serengeti Desert plan to kill an elephant herd with an electrified fence, she and her chimpanzee friend Darwin must somehow find a way to stop them.