Growing up, there weren’t a lot of rules in our house. We could come and go as we pleased, we could eat what we wanted, and we could eat it wherever we wanted… not so in my house now. Because of that, my kids think it’s super cool to eat in the tv room, so when I was asked to write about A Turtle’s Tale 2 – Sammy Escapes from Paradise! I knew exactly what I was going to do… dinner and a movie!
To get the kids in the mood, I bought some chocolate molds and some colourful chocolate, and had them each make their own turtle and sea shell chocolates. It was super messy, and there was lots of finger licking going on.
While they were doing that, I made a huge tray of nachos to be eaten… in the tv room, while we watched the movie. I may get nominated for mom of the year for this.
I thought maybe I would play on the water theme of the movie, and I got them some inflatable mattresses from the dollar store. They made for a comfy place to sit, and also kept greasy fingers off my couch… sneaky, I know.
Once the movie started, the kids were fully engaged.
The bold, colorful graphics, and some very colorful characters had them interested from the get-go. If you have seen the first Turtle Tale movie (available on Netflix), you will recognize some of the characters, but it is in no way a prerequisite for this film.
Sammy, now a grandpa, and his friend Ray get taken from their home to be eye candy in a lavish underwater aquarium restaurant, but nothing will keep them from getting back to their loved ones. With help from their grandkids and some unlikely friends, Sammy and Ray devise a plan to escape. Follow along as these turtles go on a crazy journey and see if they can out smart the people who have them trapped.
While this movie is geared towards kids between the ages of 3 – 10, even my teen daughter enjoyed it, as did I.
Here is what my kids had to say:
“The characters are cute, and the bad guys aren’t too scary, so little kids won’t be scared.” ~ Eleanor 13
“It was pretty funny, I liked the lobster.” ~ Ethan 10
“It’s a good story, and the characters are fun.” ~ Rebeca 8
“Can we watch more turtles, mommy?” ~ Siobhan 3
Siobhan also chanted “Go turtles, go!” at a particularly exciting part.
I have to mention also, the soundtrack for this movie is fantastic. I was dancing in my seat from time to time, and the kids bopped along to Rock Lobster since they recognized it from their Just Dance video game.
Remember the chocolates the kids made? Once the nachos were demolished, turtle/sea shell chocolates were served with gummies shaped like dolphins and frogs.
All-in-all, it was a very successful movie night.
You can watch a preview of the movie here:
A Turtle’s Tale 2 – Sammy Escapes from Paradise!
Disclosure: I am participating in A Turtle’s Tale 2 – Sammy Escapes From Paradise Blogger Campaign by Mom Central Canada. I received compensation as a thank you for participating and for sharing my honest opinion. The opinions on this blog are my own