Film Review – The Adventures in Zambesia

Director: Wayne Thornley
Screenplay: Wayne Thornley, Kiel Murray, Andrew Cook, Rafaella Delle Donne.
Voice Cast: Samuel L Jackson, Abigail Breslin, Jim Cummings, Jeff Goldblum, Leonard Nimoy, Jimmy Suarez, Jennifer Lewis
Genre: Adventure animation
Venue: Ster Kinekor, Maerua Mall, Cine 2
Rating: ***

The movie takes us on an adventure of Kai (Jimmy Suarez), a young ambitious falcon who wants to live a carefree life amongst other birds but his father Tendai (Samuel L Jackson) won’t let him because of a past experience that robbed him of a wife and left Kai without a mother. Kai argues with his father and leaves their nest in search of freedom.
The film is set around the Zambezi river, on the Victoria Falls where a community of birds live together in perfect harmony in a huge baobab tree that serves as a restaurant, hair salon, hotel, school and massage parlour. It is here that Kai learns that not all battles are won single handedly but often by the combined effort of a group, and that greater goodness can only be achieved by listening to the advice of the wise.