Family / Adventure

IMDb Rating 4.6


Downloaded 225 times
3/15/2020 1:40:30 AM

96 min
P/S 0 / 1

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by fieldmarshal-mitch 10

This is a great example of Australian humor which is prevalent throughout the movie. <br/><br/>With less known names such as Jamie Croft (&quot;The Real Macaw&quot;) and Richard Moir (&quot;Round the Twist&quot;), this movie is bound to be enjoyed by those who appreciate and understand the Australian culture, and more importantly, the humor. <br/><br/>Although a couple of Americans appear in this film, they fit in well with the storyline, which is presented as them being introduced to the Australian way of life, which makes a nice change from the usual attempts which American film makers make to put an Australian spin on what is essentially an American film, mostly unsuccessfully. Being made by an Australian film company and including Americans, this movie simply works.<br/><br/>The storyline is consistent and demonstrates perfectly a true Steve Irwin style approach to animal activism and conservation, in this case, the protection of Australia&#39;s most well known animal icon: the kangaroo. I would recommend this movie to anyone who is interested in Australian movies, movies about animals and movies about conservation. But most of all, those who enjoy a good laugh and appreciate the uniqueness of Australian humor.

Read More
Reviewed by ausum 6

When you look at casting, you probably won&#39;t find great names; but this adventure-comedy flows extremely well without the need of great acting performances. The story is simple and it works because it doesn&#39;t take place in USA but in Australia, and also because almost everybody is concerned with the amazing australian kangaroos and its environment. There are great shot compositions, and I suppose its natural to expect more from its director&#39;s work.

Read More
Reviewed by jconnell11 6

This movie is reminiscent of the Wonderful World of Disney from the 1970&#39;s. It is similar in many ways to &quot;Air Bud&quot; or &quot;Monkey Trouble&quot; but a little bit more on the slapstick side. It has a fairly predictable plot line and some corny lightning shots, but nothing too scary for young kids (and the kangaroos are sort of cute).<br/><br/>Young Billy is a bit of an oddball locally because he is very fond of animals (even giant ants). When the obnoxious neighboring farm hires a city slicker to clear the &#39;roos off their property, one baby kangaroo (Joey) is left behind. Billy then strikes out for Sydney in an attempt to reunite Joey with his parents. Along the way he meets the American Ambassador&#39;s daughter and they team up to stop an illegal kangaroo fight. The cops are bumbling, the villains are melodramatic, and the kids are plucky. Just what you&#39;d expect, but a diverting watch nonetheless.

Read More
Read more IMDb reviews