Tad the Explorer 3D
After watching Tad the Explorer 3D,
one can definitely see the parallels between Indiana Jones in
this 3D animated adventure for children. Even though the budget cannot
be compared to other 3D animated films such as Monster University
or Despicable Me 2, director Enrique Gato does a decent enough
job to create an enjoyable film with a limited budget, even though the
graphics sometimes mimic a PC Video Game.
The story of Tad the Explorer
revolves around Tad (Oscar Barberan) who was unceremoniously fired by
his construction boss for spending too much time being a
faux-archaeologist opposed to a construction worker. His mentor however,
Professor Humbert (Carles Canut) has the perfect solution for Tad when
he receives an ancient tablet that may open the ancient gates of Paititi.
And thus begins the adventure for Tad!
here, Ted flies
to Peru with his dog Jeff where he meets Freddy (Jose Mota) and the
beautiful Sara (Michelle Jenner) who also serves as a romantic interest
for Tad. However when meeting Sara, he discovers that her father,
Professor Lavrov is also caught up in this mystery but has been
kidnapped by the nefarious and comedic pirate Kopponen (Migeul Angel
Together, these bunch of colourful
individuals must work together to not only solve the mystery of Paititi
but rescue Professor Lavrov from the clutches of Kopponen. The story
itself is oozing with clichés and borrows heavily from Raiders of the
Lost Ark, not that there is anything wrong with that to create a fun
3D animated film that younger children will enjoy.
As an adult, the story is relatively
predictable but interestingly enough, the 3D works quite well and really
highlights the story into creating something fun and interesting. Some
scenes are a little forced but overall, Tad the Explorer 3D will
be enjoyed by the targeted audience of its creators.