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Sahara (film review) *contains spoilers*


Film: Sahara
Year: 2017
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Directed By: Pierre Core
Starring: Omar Sy, Louane Emera, Franck Gastambide
About: A young cobra and his scorpion best friend go on a journey across the Sahara desert to save a new-found love
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3IRkT9JsqM

My Review:
Having a movie day I came across Sahara when on Netflix and having no expectations about this film and also not knowing what it was about I thought that it would be the perfect film to blog about. I did think that this was a cute adventure movie but would be better suited to a younger audience than myself.

I found that this film was really sweet that the snake wanted to go across the desert in order to find a snake in which he found he felt a connection with even though they were different kinds and also from different worlds. I also thought by having the girls brother being a drug addict and struggling with wanting more drugs and wanting to leave his sister while also becoming friends with the snake and scorpion and realising that he could battle his addiction and actually not be a loner who just used their dad for everything as his dad is one of the richest snakes around. I also liked how it showed what was happening for the female snake after she was taken and how their was other snakes in her situation who was being forced to dance because of the flute and couldn't escape as a result. I thought by showing this showed how strong the other snakes were and the struggles in which they were having to go through such as being forced to dance when they didn't want to as well as the brother turning away from the drugs in which he was becoming addicted to. I did think that the animation in this was also well done and that there was times in which I did laugh through this film.

However, I didn't really get the humour aspect of this film which I was rather sad about when it was meant to be a comedy adventure film. Not only his but I did find myself getting a little bored in the middle of the film which did upset me as I was looking forward to seeing how the snakes would progress and how the girl snake would adapt to her new life. I did also wish that they would have brought more about the different kinds of snakes and why both were against each other and that they were separated as I felt that wasn't really touched on. Also what happened to the snakes after they were set free as except from one of them which ends up with the bother nothing is shown with them which was disappointing.

Overall, I thought that this film was a nice family adventure movie which is based on snakes and is something a little different than the usual children's animated movies that are around. I would recommend this to families looking for an easy watching film and those who like animation and snakes to also see this. Personally, don't think I would see this again though. 

My Rating: 3/5 

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