3D Blu-ray Review “Jillian’s Travels: Africa”

Directed by: Craig Tanner
Starring: Taylor Hender, Garrett Ryan
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Distributed by: Level 33 Entertainment
Release Date: April 10, 2012
Running Time: 60 minutes

Film: 2 out of 5 stars
Extras: 1 out of 5 stars

When it comes to education in 3D, I am not going to say no. Africa is a very common subject for this format. Unfortunately, this film would have been a lot more entertaining with the annoying Jillian and her adventures. I know this was aimed at kiddies but I couldn’t even go to that level. The girl was such a snot brat and did not appeal at all. Also the actually safari scenes were ok since she was nowhere to be found besides narrating. If you want to see a cool 3D feature on the Africa check out “3D Safari Africa”.

The film focuses on Jillian Palmer and her brother, Jack as they take a trip with their parents to an African safari. The narrative is told through (annoying) video diaries discussing there journey and trying to educate.   The biggest annual migration of mammals in the world is featured in this which was shot from a hot air balloon while over the Savannah.  Since this is a 3D film, there is focus on cool shots of lions, leopards, hippos, hyenas, zebras, giraffes, wildebeests, vultures, gazelles, flamingos and many more.

Jillian’s Travels: Africa deliver a generally great 3D presentation. It’s video is sharp and looks bright and vibrant. The sound goes well with its Dolby TrueHD 5.1 track, if you can get over Jillian’s annoying voice. The special features are lacking much like the film. There is only one real extra included, which is an short bonus film called “Elephants 3D”. Lastly there is a 3D trailer for “Jillian’s Travels” and More From Level 33 Entertainment.

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