Last week, Warner Bros. sent me a Blu-Ray copy of Dolphin Tale 2 to watch and review. Dolphin Tale 2 is based on true story of Winter, a dolphin who lost her tail and uses a specially designed prosthetic tail to swim. The movie picks up three years after the first movie ends. Winter’s surrogate mom passes away, leaving Winter’s future at the Clearwater Marine Hospital in jeopardy. If they cannot find another dolphin to pair with Winter, she will be removed and sent to a facility in Texas. When time is about to run out, a juvenile dolphin arrives. Will the dolphin, named “Hope”, accept Winter as her surrogate mother?
We enjoyed this one every bit as much as the first movie. The overall theme for this movie was that change can be a good thing. Sawyer is approached by Boston University and invited to go on a SEA Semester program for three months. He is torn about going since he doesn’t want to leave Winter, especially with the possibility of her being moved. Hazel wants to be included in making decisions about the animals and the daily running of the aquarium. Her father, Dr. Haskett, is reluctant due to her age. In the end, Sawyer leaves for the program once Winter and Hope are paired & Hazel is allowed to start stepping up and take on more responsibilities.
There were more funny bits with Rufus, the ‘pelican of mayhem’, which we loved. You can see a few of those clips in the video below. There was also more footage at the end of the film featuring the release of Mandy & Mavis, Hope’s rescue & of Winter being visited by amputees.
Overall, it’s a great family movie and makes a great stocking stuffer. It’s available now wherever movies are sold. You can find out more about Winter by visiting the See Winter site, and you can get more info about the movie at the Dolphin Tale 2 site.
I received the above mentioned move for free to help facilitate my review.