“Dolphin Tale 2” is a drama film from Warner Bros. Pictures, written and directed by Charles Martin Smith. The cast members include: Nathan Gamble, Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson, Austin Stowell, Charles Martin Smith, Bethany Hamilton, Harry Connick Jr., Cozi Zuehlsdorff, Morgan Freeman and Austin Highsmith. It opens in theaters on Sept. 12, 2014. Read on to learn more about the “Dolphin Tale 2” synopsis and review.
“Dolphin Tale 2” Synopsis:
The film picks up from where the “Dolphin Tale” left off. Sawyer Nelson (Gamble) rescued Winter with the help of Clearwater Marine Hospital team, led by Dr. Clay Haskett (Connick Jr.). Dr. Cameron McCarthy (Freeman) helped developed a prosthetic tail for Winter to save her. However, Winter’s surrogate mom, Panama, dies, which leaves Winter alone. According to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Winter cannot be kept alone. It will affect her social behavior as dolphins should have a companion. They must find a perfect partner/companion for Winter in 30 days before the Clearwater team loses her.
“Dolphin Tale 2” Review:
As of this writing, the drama/family-oriented film got a 70 percent from the critics at Rotten Tomatoes, while 85 percent of the moviegoers liked it. However, it received a lower score from Metacritic, with only 56 percent.
Geoff Berkshire of Variety commended Charles Martin Smith for his good execution and follow-up of the film.
“Nevertheless, writer-director Charles Martin Smith hits the sweet spot for that target audience once again, and in the process delivers a more streamlined storyline and ever so slightly darker shadings to further justify the follow-up,” wrote Berkshire in his review on Variety.
The New York Times’ Ben Kenigsberg mentioned in the review that the “Dolphin Tale 2,” considering the right age group, is engaging.
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