Reef 2: High Tide

DVD Release: August 28, 2012
Reef 2: High Tide
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Synopsis

The reef… a tropical paradise underwater. If it weren’t for the sharks! The meanest of them all, Troy, escapes a Navy research facility and returns to the reef pumped on steroids and rage. It’s been a year since Pi, a little fish with a big heart, defeated Troy in battle and now it’s time for revenge. Luckily for Pi, who now has a son with that pink dreamboat Cordelia, Troy and his shark gang arrive when the tide is low and the sharks are unable to enter the reef. A wild-eyed Troy swears he’ll be back… at high tide!

While Pi desperately tries to train the reef fishies in the art of water fun, a weird stranger shows up at the reef. Ronny is a goofy looking fish with the brains of a salesman. He’s also Troy’s reluctant spy, sent to keep an eye on Pi. Sabotaging the training is not enough. To distract the reef population from preparing for battle with the sharks, Ronny talks them into a ridiculous idea. The plan is to put on a variety show in order to attract humans who in turn will protect the reef. So while a motley school of excited fish start their rehearsals, a groveling Pi starts building a shark trap in a nearby grotto. But things don’t look too rosy for our dejected hero. Not only do his friends see a new role model in Ronny, also his mentor – the wise turtle Nerissa – refuses to call upon an ancient sea myth that could save the reef. Things hit an all time low when Ronny tricks the reef fish into destroying Pi’s shark trap and Cordelia gets snatched by Troy.

A remorseful Ronny comes to Pi to reveal his true intentions and Pi realizes he too made a mistake, never believing in the reef fish. Everybody can play a part – even Nerissa. While Pi and Ronny set out to free Cordelia, Nerissa swims off to summon an old friend. The waters have risen and it’s show-time at the reef! Pi’s son Junior even repaired his dad’s shark trap. Utilizing the skills they learned for the show, the reef residents hold off the sharks long enough for Nerissa to return, riding an awesome Sea Dragon! The sharks take flight and Pi lures Troy into his trap, sending him back onto a Navy research vessel. In the end the reef fish get to perform their show in a splashing victory party… and with their newest resident, Ronny.

Dove Review

This movie is a delight and shows that everyone has value and worth. Pi and Troy are in competition over a female fish, to the point of the two being mortal enemies. Pi had, in the past, defeated Troy and now the rivalry continues.

This film shows that everyone can change as Pi realizes he had made a mistake and didn’t believe in the reef fish. Ronny is a shark showing regret that he deceived the fish and set Troy free because now Troy plans to eat the other fish.

Rest assured that all will be well by the time the story ends. The animation is terrific and the colors are vibrant and the characters are interesting. We are very happy to award our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to this film. This is one entertaining picture for the entire family! See it soon.

Content Description

Sex: Only if you count two fish kissing.
Language: Idiot-1; Dumb Dumb-1; Dummy-1; Sucker-1
Violence: A shark eats a snake; sharks bump a fish hard; the fish bump a shark in return; shark eats smaller shark but he gets out and is fine; shark bites a fish on its tail; a shark is shocked but is fine.
Drugs: A drug is used by the Navy on a shark to make him bigger and he experiences some pain; Navy gives shark another shot to sedate him.
Nudity: None
Other: Magic trick that brings up a sea dragon; a fish blows a mucus bubble.

Info

Company: ARC Entertainment
Director: Mark A.Z. Dippe'
Producer: Brian Manis
Genre: Animated
Runtime: 86 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter