Fever Dream Classics: Ferngully the Last Rainforest
Ferngully follows it’s magical population of fairies and their struggles to protect an australian rainforest by the name of Ferngully. Hey, that sounds familiar. Anyways, the movie follows Crysta and her journey to understanding the magic of life. As far as the story goes, the movie has a pretty simple one. A really simple one at that, as there is a lot of filler, mainly in the form of songs. I mean, the filler is okay but it sometimes has nothing to do with the story at all, you know like that one singing lizard that we never see again. Wonder if his singing career ever took off.
None of these characters were particularly memorable other than Batty and Hexus. Batty has some funny moments here and there and Hexus sings Toxic Love, a song that gets a lot of thirsty comments on Youtube. Crysta isn’t really memorable as she seems like Ariel from The Little Mermaid but with wings. Zak isn’t anything special either, other than the odd spelling of his name. He really gives Zach’s and Zack’s a run for their money. There are other characters but after watching the movie recently, I can’t seem to recall their names. Eh, they're probably on the Wikipedia page.
Despite its simple story and mostly forgettable characters, I do have to say that this movie is visually pleasing. The backgrounds and settings look wonderful, with vibrant colors and cool wildlife. I don’t really have a problem with this film’s visuals other than the fact that at times, the background is more interesting than the characters, which in the end, is more of a character problem. It looks pretty and it’s enough to keep me, at the very least, aware of what’s going on in the movie.
Overall, this movie is a fine message about protecting the environment, but while you do get the message, you can’t help but feel you could’ve watched something more interesting to get the same message. It has some qualities from making it completely forgettable, but it’s not something you might think about often. It’s a movie that lingers in the back of your mind, and you’re not quite sure if it actually exists. It’s a Fever Dream Classic
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