Flashback Friday- FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992)

One of the many teaching methods that parents and educators use is to frame a subject in such a way that a child can understand the concept. Some filmmakers use this concept as the backbone of a children’s film.

In the 1992 animated movie, FernGully: The Last Rainforest, Zak (voiced by Jonathan Ward) is an ordinary guy who works for a logging company. Crysta (voiced by Samantha Mathis), is fairy who lives in a secret rain forest called Fern Gully. In her world, humans are a myth. The Zak enters her world.

Together, they must fight against Hexxus (voiced by Tim Curry), a being created by pollution who wants to destroy Fern Gully.

As a adult, there two points of view when it comes to movies from your childhood. One point of view is that as an adult, not only do you appreciate the film, but you understand the film on a deeper level than you did as a child. The other point of view is that while the film appeals to the children in the audience, it is not as appealing to the adults in the audience.  While I appreciate the message about taking care of our environment, the film doesn’t quite hold up from my perspective as an adult.

Do I recommend it? Maybe.


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