FernGully: The Last Rainforest
FernGully: The Last Rainforest
G | 10 April 1992 (USA)
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When a sprite named Crysta shrinks a human boy, Zak, down to her size, he vows to help the magical fairy folk stop a greedy logging company from destroying their home: the pristine rainforest known as FernGully. Zak and his new friends fight to defend FernGully from lumberjacks — and the vengeful spirit they accidentally unleash after chopping down a magic tree.

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Solemplex

To me, this movie is perfection.

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JinRoz

For all the hype it got I was expecting a lot more!

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Afouotos

Although it has its amusing moments, in eneral the plot does not convince.

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Nayan Gough

A great movie, one of the best of this year. There was a bit of confusion at one point in the plot, but nothing serious.

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cherylffemt

Family friendly cartoon movie. My parents used to watch this movie with me, now I watch it with my children. Wonderful movie!

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Cartoonreviews

So is this movie incredibly beat you over the head level of heavy handed with the environmental message? Yes. Of course it is. But that's the idea. And honestly, I feel it was very well done.I remember watching this movie as a kid and really enjoying it. I recently watched it again, and liked it just as much as when I was little. The characters are fun, the songs are memorable, and the animation is still beautiful even now. I remember that this was one of the movies that really got me into the idea of conservation and recycling. So hey, at least its message didn't go to waste.Tim Curry of course is excellent as the villain, because..let's face it, Tim Curry plays a villain as often as Sean Bean's characters die. This movie is totally a product of the 90's though as when you go back and watch it now the lingo and technology is a little painful. It's a movie of patience, understanding, and taking care of our environment with some bittersweet romance thrown in. To me it's like if the Little Mermaid was good. This film isn't the best thing ever, but it is still a solid watch and I recommend it.

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dustinbmagic

Ferngully is a blatant environmentalist propaganda film. Blatant to the point that they make absolutely no effort to hide it.Beginning the movie, the "fairies" are unaware of the existence of humans - believing them to be only a myth. As they learn that humans do indeed exist, they determine that humans are an entirely destructive force, and decide that any and all wrong is caused by humans. The middle of the movie holds a constant theme of "The HUMANS DID IT! The humans did it!" (in reference to anything negative). The movie also entirely excludes humans from nature, as anything done by humans is directly stated to be "a power outside of nature". The movie also puts a significant focus on a bat who's song number details his experience as a biology lab test subject for a cosmetics company. Long story short, the sole lesson to be taken away from this movie is - "Humans are evil and the source of any and all bad things."

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Bekii-x

FernGully, in my opinion, is one of the few great films that could easily rival some of Disney's work. I watched this film for the first time when I was a single digit in age, and now I'm 19 and can still clearly remember how much it inspired me, and still does inspire me.FernGully is a children's movie - with a very real, very serious issue not at all portrayed subtly. And I think that's what makes this movie so brilliant. As a child, I watched this film and then thought about it once it had finished. And then I thought some more. No matter that Krysta and Pips and the other fairy folk didn't actually exist, I came to realise that there really were rainforest's being destroyed in my world. That Hexus was portraying very real threats to nature and wildlife - the song he sings during the course of the film mentions some of this - oil, cyanide, poisons and toxic fumes. Towards the end of the film, he's almost frightening - a burning skeleton of smoke and fire, looking very hellish and evil. But it's essential. The fact that Hexus never actually dies sends a clear message - there is no ending. 'Hexus' (toxic waste and the like) could still destroy our planet. His role makes you appreciate that the threat he stands for is so normal for us, and yet spells the end for the world we don't really think about - the deepest rainforest's.Of course, this film also includes many laughs that will keep kids entertained. The character of Batty Koda, voiced by Robin Williams (always a hoot), was a fantastic addition. I laughed when I was a kid, and I even laugh now. Yet, even Batty has a darker side to his character. I've read some comments here stating that Batty 'had rabies or something'. This isn't the case at all. Batty is how he is because of Humans. The Batty Song - youtube it. It's the craziest part of the film, yet probably one of the most serious. Batty was a subject of science experiments, so he's totally messed up. He's a lovable character, and it's the humans he's scared of, the humans who damaged him. At the start of the film, the fairy's see 'the Humans' as this wonderful race who assisted them in the growth and protection of their home - yet they come to see that wasn't the case at all. Humans have lost touch with nature, and Zach, our hero of the story, goes through the process of realising what his race has become.I'm aware I've rambled a lot here, but this was a movie that really touched me, and I just hope that children nowadays can overlook the dated cartoon style and really see the messages behind the story. Compelling stuff - would recommend it.

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