Return to Nim’s Island (2013) Rated PG

Nim and her father receive a message that some people are going to buy the island and build an attraction. Starring Bindi Irwin, Toby Wallace, John Waters, Matthew Lillard.

This film was made mostly to showcase Bindi Irwin and her message about protecting marine life. Of course, the first film had a similar message, but it focused more on the relationship between Nim and her father. The cuteness of that relationship gets lost without Gerard Butler and Abigail Breslin in those roles.

This film makes long-distance parenting seem even more inappropriate, with children parenting themselves. However, Bindi did a wonderful job working with the animals, and Lillard actually came across as a scientist. The film’s message is the focal point of the film, and it overpowers all aspects of the film making it unbearable to watch. The whole film’s premise seems so far fetched it’s not worth a watch.

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