Ferngully: The Last Rainforest Review
“"Stop! He's A Human!..."”
October 30th, 2013
"FernGully: The Last Rainforest" is poorly directed and very poorly written. The movie feels like the director tried to put effort in the film, but it doesn't show at all. The dialogue is very weak, blatantly telling us what is going on. There is no real emotion behind anything that is happening or being said.
The movie tries to tell a good message about being kind to nature and preserving it. That everything out there has feeling and life. Preserving the forests and our natural world should be a priority, that this is what makes our world so beautiful. However the movie tells this message and its story in such a boring and uninspired way, that not even 30mins into the film, I couldn't wait for it to end. It's probably one of the worst experiences I have ever had. I was feeling as if I had done something bad and was being tortured for it. The only part that is worth a look is the beginning, but after that it is all down hill, until the credits roll and you realized that the film is over.
Characters are very annoying and very bland. Yeah, they were trying to make Crysta feminist, but boy is she dull. She's constantly preaching and when something goes wrong she crays, as if that's going to solve anything. The other characters are just as bad as her. They fill in generic archetypes, but without any real personality. Even Robin Williams as Batty couldn't add anything to the film, it actually takes away more. He is just annoying.
Just like any Disney rip-off, you have to have the music. Well, just like everything else the songs are really bad. They barely movie the plot forward and the lyrics and music are just ear cringing. The songs are so uninspired. The only song tolerable is "Toxic Love," the villain song. And I just have to mention this, it really bothered me. There is a song that is so randomly thrown in that it makes no sense to the already nonsensical narrative. It happens right after a character is shrunk down.
Have you ever seen a Satuday morning cartoon from the late 80's early 90's, well that's exactly what the film looks like. The movie isn't even worth admiring for its animation. I can't fathom that this movie had theatrical release from a major studio. The animation isn't charming and it is very unimaginative.
Overall, "Ferngully: The Last Rainforest" is a horrible film. I can't recommend anyone to watch even with its short run time. It has horrible music coupled with uninspired animation and a very thing plot. It isn't engaging in anyway. The characters are cringe worthy and the overall experience is dreadful. I give it a very low 1/5, just a horrible movie experience.