The Wild Thornberrys Movie
The Wild Thornberrys Movie is a 2002 comedy and action film based on the 1998 Nickelodeon series The Wild Thornberrys.
12 year old Eliza Thornberry plays with a family of cheetahs in East Africa after being left in charge of the cubs by their mother, Akela. When Eliza strays far from the cheetahs' home, one of the cheetah cubs, Tally, is kidnapped by poachers. Eliza is determined to save the cub, which prompts her grandmother Cordelia to bring her to a boarding school in London for her safety. Upon arriving, Eliza discovers that her pet chimpanzee, Darwin, stowed away in her suitcase. He attempts to blend in but gets both him and Eliza in trouble. After having a dream in which Shaman Mnyambo tells her to save Tally, Eliza and Darwin return to Africa. While taking a train from Nairobi, they encounter an injured rhino, who was shot at the river by the same poachers who kidnapped Tally. They save the rhino with the help of veterinarians Bree and Sloan Blackburn. Meanwhile, Eliza's older sister Debbie is left alone with her feral adoptive younger brother Donnie at their RV, the Comvee, while their parents, Nigel and Marianne, go to film a solar eclipse at Tempo Valley. Eliza returns to the Comvee for supplies; after a small confrontation, Debbie pursues her, Darwin, and Donnie. Cordelia and her husband, Colonel Radcliffe, meet up with Nigel and Marianne to inform them of Eliza's escape, and they also begin searching for Eliza.
Why It Rocks
- It's incredibly faithful to the source material.
- The plot is well written and easy to follow.
- The animation is wonderful and follows a good pace that makes it better than the TV series.
- The characters from the TV series are like the Thornberry family portrayed very well.
- Incredibly good voice acting. Especially from Tim Curry, Rupert Everett, and Marisa Tomei.
- Sloan and Bree Blackburn. Both are one of the most awesomest villains in Nickelodeon history. They are both well casted by good voice actors that put an extremely amazing amount of effort in their voice acting, they are both intimidating and villainy cruel, and portrayed as really awesome and clever poachers.
- Tons of heartwarming moments, like where Eliza sacrifices her powers to save Debbie from the poachers.
- Well chosen soundtrack. Animal Nation and Father and Daughter.
- The soundtrack can get annoying at times.