Two by Two: Overboard! (2020) – Movie Review
4th April 2021 Written by Peter Walkden
A flood has occurred on the Earth, and Noah’s massive Ark is still drifting with every type of animal onboard, including good buddies Finny and Leah. But with the Ark drifting for many days, the Ark’s food supply is finally about to run out. To make matters worse, some of the animals on the Ark are starting to lose hope and are getting quite frustrated by the lack of land in sight. Unfortunately, Finny and Leah fall off the Ark, beginning a whole new adventure after going overboard. This adventure lets the two make some beautiful discoveries, such as new lands and new characters. And, of course, the animals in the Ark are relying on them to save every animal and the Ark itself.
For those who are not aware, this film serves as a sequel to the animated movie “Two by Two”, also known as “Oops Noah’s Gone!” (released back in 2015). Despite reviewing the sequel, Walkden Entertainment has not seen the original feature instalment.
Two by Two: Overboard’s animation is undoubtedly filled with bright and sharp colours. The animation and visual effects have several moments, which are pretty impressive, but sadly at other times, it can feel somewhat dull. The film’s audio track was a notable standout to me regarding details such as sound effects. There are no songs or musical numbers, and the film’s soundtrack is somewhat simple, but the effects were most impressive to hear as an animation film.
Upon starting this film, it didn’t take long to understand which audiences will be best suited to this film. It’s obvious from the type of animation, the plot and the characters that this is aimed at a much younger audience. Also, let’s not forget all the quick one-liners and attempted jokes which include passing wind. Despite being a film about Noah’s Ark, the film isn’t preaching to its audiences at any point, and I was surprised to find Noah was a character that was nowhere to be seen during the runtime (did he die in the last film? Don’t know- I hope not!). In the end, it’s fun, brainless and perfect for young kids; I’m pretty confident they will undoubtedly have a fun time watching it even if they haven’t seen the first instalment from 2015 like myself.
Overall, we have an engaging animation that is best suited to much younger audiences. The film’s plot is light and brainless as it introduces a new concept when it comes to the incredible journey of Noah’s Ark. The animation itself, when it comes to the main characters, is bright, colourful and pleasing. The sound effects were a significant standout. Like the style of animation, the film’s plot, for the most part, is okay but, again, best suited for much younger audiences and families.
Two by Two: Overboard (2020) is Now Available on DVD!