We received a copy of this movie and one is being offered for giveaway. Opinions expressed are my own.
Against the Wild is an exciting, fast-paced family adventure with beautiful cinematography and a stirring musical score performed by a live 65-piece orchestra in Prague. The action-packed feature film tells the dramatic tale of two siblings and their Alaskan Malamute, who must make an emergency landing when their small plane has engine problems. They find themselves in a beautiful but potentially dangerous natural environment that they must overcome together. Against the Wild was just released on DVD and digital download from Anchor Bay Entertainment on March 11. We received a copy for this review.
Against the Wild Review
This is a family-friendly movie about two siblings who travel alone by plane to visit their dad who is pretty far away at work. While in flight with their dog Chinook, the plane has engine difficulties and the pilot ends up having to make an emergency landing in the woods in the middle of nowhere. Zach and Hannah along with Chinook leave the injured pilot to go get help. They come face-to-face with challenges in the wild like wolves, grizzly bears and forest fires. Zach has some skills from boy scouts and Chinook proves to be a very loyal, helpful dog who looks after the kids. The kids have to work together to overcome obstacles and return home again.
The parents are going through a divorce and learn a few lessons of their own as they help in the search for their children. For example, the kids’ dad comes to regret spending all of his time at work.
Keeping in mind that this isn’t a big budget film, some of the scenes with the animals were a bit outlandish and unbelievable. Also, Grant and I thought the movie ended abruptly. (**Spoiler alert! We needed more closure once the family was reunited.)
On the whole, the film was enjoyable to watch as a family. I liked Zach and Hannah as characters. The dog in the story is beautiful. This story-line reminded me of the after school specials that I used to love to watch as a kid. There were some nice themes and lessons woven into the story.
About Against the Wild
A gripping adventure for the whole family, Against the Wild (SRP $24.98) begins with siblings Zach (Adams) and Hannah (Pitt) traveling by seaplane with Chinook, their Alaskan Malamute, to visit their father (Ted Whittall of “Beauty & The Beast”) for the weekend.
An exciting, fast-paced adventure with beautiful cinematography and a stirring musical score performed by a live 65-piece orchestra in Prague, Against the Wild will keep the whole family on the edge of their seat from start to finish.
DVD Special Features: Outtakes and the Music of Against the Wild.
Against the Wild has been approved for all ages by the Dove Foundation, which awarded the film with 5/5 Doves, and recommends it as “a terrific film for the entire family!.”
Against the Wild:
Street Date: March 11, 2014
Pre-Book: Feb. 12, 2014
DVD Catalog #: AF00335
DVD UPC #: 01313261667481
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish
Retail Price: $24.98
Genre: Action/Adventure, Family
Rating: PG for action and peril
Run Time: 92 minutes
About Anchor Bay Entertainment
Anchor Bay Entertainment is a leading home entertainment company. Anchor Bay acquires and distributes feature films, original television programming, including STARZ Original series, children’s entertainment, anime (Manga Entertainment), fitness (Anchor Bay Fitness), sports, and other filmed entertainment on DVD and Blu-ray™ formats. The company has long term distribution agreements in place for select programming with AMC Networks, RADiUS, and The Weinstein Company. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment has offices in Troy, MI, as well as Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Anchor Bay Entertainment (www.anchorbayentertainment.
This movie was released on March 11, the retail price is $24.98.
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