- Liked it better then the first! 1/2/2016 12:00:00 AM by OliverGbyrne
This sequel to the already fine film from 2013 reunite us with Sebastien and his beautiful canine companion belle 2 years after the original.War is finally over and Angelina is heading home to Cesar and Sebastien but her plane crash.Everyone believes she his dead but Cesar and Sebastien who enlist the help of Sebastien biological dad in order to find her. It's a question of taste but I personally has found this follow up more interesting.The first one was nice but character development took a back seat for the war storyline, I never felt it really got into the skin of little Sebastien and Belle but this time Belle and Sebastien is really deserving of it's title as the two are now the true heroes of this film and it has a much bigger emotional core because of the Father/Son meeting for the first time and them bonding as the story progress. The new director does a great job, the cinematography still deliver the beauty of the Alpes and it really is a feel good film.The actors are all great, the little boy who play Sebastien is extremely natural and he his in a way a better actor then two years ago. However, I can't really recommend this film to people who have not watched the first film as it does not make any introduction of the characters, it really is a continuation (The second film in a trilogy). I enjoyed it greatly and am looking forward the third and final film.
- Adventure in wonderful landscapes 4/23/2019 12:00:00 AM by Luigi Di Pilla
If you want to see an interesting family movie then you should check it out.All the actors and especially the boy Sébastien delivered outstanding performances. The dog Belle is so lovely. The story is set between wonderful landscapes and in the time after the Second World War of the late 40ies.I spent really an entertaining evening with great magic moments. 7/10.
- A really solid sequel! 5/21/2020 12:00:00 AM by maccas-56367
Belle and Sebastian: The Adventure Continues harnesses the charm of the first film and delivers a really enjoyable adventure in now post-war France.
There is almost a Famous Five quality to these Belle and Sebastian films that I really like. Combine this with the touching boy-dog friendship and it's quite the heartwarming tale that can be hard to find these days.
This time, Sebastian's aunt Angelina is returning home after two years away in the war - when her plane crashes. It's up to Belle and Sebastian to rescue her. The spectacular scenery and cinematography is breathtaking and perhaps my favourite aspect of these films.
All the actors are great, but special mention should go to Felix Bossuet as Sebastian. The chemistry with him and dog Belle is a joy to watch and he manages to capture so much emotion with facial expression alone.
The storyline became really far-fetched towards the end. It required the viewer to suspend all disbelief and logic. The big heart of the film and characters makes you look past many of these flaws though. A satisfying ending wrapped things up nicely.