Surf's Up

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Director: Chris Buck and Ashley Brannon
Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Jeff Bridges, Brian Benben, Zooey Deschanel, James Woods, Jane Krakowski, Jon Heder, Mario Cantone, Michael McKean
RunTime: 88 mins
Genre: Animation
Rating: G

Do we really need another movie on penguins? Perhaps yes. While Happy Feet charmed the world with little Mumbles, Surf’s Up is a different ballgame all together. Let’s just say it is not so much a kid’s animation, but more for the older perceptive penguin lovers.

You can probably replace the characters with real human beings and find them all familiar. Cody (Shia LeBeouf from Transformers) the surfer unacceptable by his community, and Chicken Joe (Jon Heder) the weakling best friend, come face-to-face with Geek the big bully in a surf competition. And yes, winning is not everything.

It is the same old moral story of champions and respect, packaged in a more stylistic fashion. An animation mokumentary meets reality tv is indeed a very refreshing take and something you would never really expect.

The jokes and the dig in the genre may be too ‘adult’ for children to take, but there are also cute penguins to delight the young ones.

The story’s predictable but the cool animation and humour ensure you will have splashes of fun.

Surf’s Up - After 5 movies on penguins, this is still able to stand on its own.

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