The Wild Life is a film that will show kids that family comes in all shapes and sizes
I think most people are familiar with the Robinson Crusoe story. I have seen it told in film and animated cartoons many times. Yet The Wild Life tries to tell it in a whole new way. The way they try to tell this story is both clever and imaginative. I was able to get a review copy and here is what I thought of it.
Here is the plot for The Wild Life:
Embark on a tropical misadventure with a group of quirky animals and their human castaway, Robinson Crusoe. When savage cats invade their paradise, Robinson and the island’s animals team up to defend themselves and their home in this fun-filled movie.
As far as The Wild Life is concerned, it is not that good of a film. The story is pretty messy, and it is not always easy to follow. The cast is not bad although it is mainly made up of unknown actors. The soundtrack is okay and the animation is actually better than I expected. Kids will really like this film, but they are about the only ones that will. It was a risk to tell the story the way they did and sadly it doesn’t really work here.
The special features are not that amazing either. “A Wild World: Making The Wild Life” featurette that is supposed to tell people about the making of the film is okay, but I have seen better. At times it only seems to touch the surface into the work made to bring this film to life. “Meet the Characters” is also a letdown. Only some of the cast are there and at times it seems like they wish they were somewhere else. Overall not that great of a DVD that only little kids might enjoy. You can learn more about The Wild Life on this website.