Slugs as Heroes! Who Would’ve Thought? And, They’re Cool. Slugterra: Return of the Elementals

Slugterra.Elementals.jpgThis film is a sleeper. We were all surprised how much we enjoyed it. In this film, a new member joins the Shane Gang. Junjie is a master of the mysterious slugslinging art of Slug Fu. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Brianna B, age 14, comments, “This animation is adventurous with specks of comedy and laughter throughout the film. It’s an enjoyable film to watch.” See her full review below.

Slugterra: Return of the Elementals
Reviewed by Brianna Hope Beaton, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 14

This animation is adventurous with specks of comedy and laughter throughout the film. It’s an enjoyable film to watch.

The Shane Gang is back and they now have the power and talents of five Slugslingers.  With new member Junjie, they discover that they and their world are in deep trouble. The Elemental Slugs are being corrupted by an evil force and the only way to stop them is to gather up all of the 5 elementals, before it’s too late.

Surprisingly, I really enjoy this movie with having all the Elementals coming together for a common cause. The aspect of the film that I love the most is that you never know what‘s going to happen next and it keeps you guessing. The action and anticipation makes it great especially when watching the fighting scenes. The film keeps moving at a good pace. It has lots of colors, but it is dark at times. The comedy keeps the film light and it never stays very serious for too long. Speaking of comedy, my favorite character is Pronto (Lee Tockar, voice), because he’s funny and he’s definitely the goof of the group. He is doing things that you wouldn’t think that he would do.

Other voice actors include Sam Vincent (Eli Shane), Shannon Chan-Kent (Trixie) and Andrew Francis (Kord Zane). They all have high energy and are true to their on screen characters. The interaction between all of the slugs is great. Director, Johnny Darrel, is no stranger to adventurous animations, he also directed Hot Wheels: Battle Force 5 (2009), Spider-Man (2003) and Heavy Gear: The Animated Series (2001).

Trust people who have proven they can be trusted and who’s good for you is one great message in this film. Trust is earned and not just given away.

I recommend Slugterra: Return of the Elementals for ages 8 to 14. It’s a film that’s perfect for a family movie night. Kids who love being courage and animation, this is your film. I give this film 4 out of 5 five stars because it interests me, it’s adventurous and funny at times. I love the message about trusting. Slugterra: Return of the Elementals is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray. So please check it out.