The Wild


Action / Adventure / Animation / Comedy / Family

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten44%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright69%
IMDb Rating5.21026097

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William Shatner as Kazar
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Kari Wahlgren as Baby Hippo / Walla
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603.33 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 35 min
P/S 1 / 7
1.24 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 35 min
P/S 0 / 5

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by cyberknight1 / 10

Unfunniest Comedy Ever!

There is some debate about "Madagascar" having plagiarized this movie. I don't know if that is true or not, but it really doesn't matter. If they did, sincerely, I hope they steal more material from other studios, because "Madagascar" is an amazingly funny movie. My mother, that doesn't like animated movies, loved that one! No one stays more than a few seconds without laughing while watching "Madagascar", even on the more serious parts! Oh, for sure, this IS a comment about "The Wild", but it is very important to realize that the same basic idea, runaway animals from a zoo park, can become a wonderful movie or a complete disaster! Straight to the point, here is what you will (or would) get in "The Wild":

1) The story is boring: some people claimed that in "Madagascar" there was no reason for the animals to run away. If that's true or not, is really up to each one to decide (as a wildlife veterinary, I know most non-domestic animals do have a "wild instinct" built-in and do resent confinement, even if born in a cage and never knowing what it is to be free). In "The Wild", there was an explicit reason... Do you know that saying about never making a movie with animals and children? Well, that fits perfectly for "The Wild", for it has a character that is both an animal AND a child! At some points, I really wished the baby lion dead (oh no, I never worried, I knew it was a Disney Corp. story, he would never die). Later in the movie, the animals get involved in another plot that has absolutely nothing to do either with their escape or with being in the "wild".

2) It's a musical: while in "Madagascar" there is a reason for the animals to be singing, there is absolutely no one in "The Wild". They sing because it's a Disney Corp. movie, period. I don't care if the songs are original, what really matter is that they are boring! If a movie is a musical, the songs must be really good. They were worst than the score of "Anastasia" (you know, songs thrown in just to extend the length of the weak plot and to cover bad lines).

3) The characters have no charisma: in "Madagascar", the animals cared about one another, for they were friends. In "The Wild", they barely knew each other's names. Somehow, the writers thought the more animals they put in, the better. Well, all those animals are flat (they couldn't be flatter if they were made in 2D...)

4) The voice casting stinks: the voices simply don't match the characters' looks or personalities! For example, the little squirrel's voice is stronger than the lion's! Besides, the baby lion complaining got on my nerves, but that's personal, you may ignore this... Perhaps...

5) The animals stole a nuclear powered boat: that's the only explanation I could find for a tugboat to be able to go to Africa and then come back without refuelling...

6) The direction is reckless and mindless: in the first, say, five or ten minutes, we get a thousand animals running aimlessly, screaming nonsenses, doing meaningless things and finally playing a game in a really stupid way. Well, the rest of the movie is just the same, running for nothing, screaming for nothing, doing dumb things for nothing. I blame the direction. Too many (useless) things happening at the same time, at the wrong moments and for the wrong reasons (like using a small snake to lift something that weights a hundred pounds in real life, as if they used to do that all the time).

7) It's NOT funny (plus, the sound effects stink): it has the pace of a drama, a boring and meaningless drama, but it is made like a comedy. You "know" that because they filled "The Wild" with stupid boing-zip-plock canned sounds of old low-budget TV cartoons. They play them at the most inconvenient moments, like saying "please, laugh, that was a funny joke!" Well, to begin with, there are no jokes, just a few puns. Second, using those old SFX only make them embarrassing. The movie is so pathetic that they tried to make fun with a dung-beetle (not a smart-line beetle like in "Ice Age 2", but a dumb one to "laugh at it, not with it").

There are many other mistakes in this movie, which completely obfuscate any good thing it may have. "The Wild" is a movie aiming for children (or so it seems),but it only manages to be "childish". If you plan on watching it, make sure to have something else to watch afterwards, to wash it from your memory quickly...

Reviewed by TheLittleSongbird5 / 10

Colourful, but has a lot of derivative elements too

As I have said many times I love animated films and I love Disney, and this did look interesting. However, it turned out to be one of my least favourite Disney films, not the worst mind but still. Starting with the good things, the animation is absolutely wonderful. The colours are gorgeous, and the character designs are much better than the ones in Chicken Little in my opinion. The soundtrack was very nice as well, and the voice acting on the whole is excellent especially from Kiefer Sutherland, Jim Belushi and Eddie Izzard, who coincidentally voice the most interesting characters in the movie. I also liked the lively bickering between the animals. However, despite these strong points The Wild has some failures. The story is very predictable and has a lot of derivative elements, and while this is not a bad thing I did see a fair amount of Madagascar, Finding Nemo and Ice Age here. Speaking of the story, the final twenty minutes for me were lame, and the moralising got rather heavy-handed. And while I appreciated that it went briskly, the pacing did get a little too fast in places, no surprises really seeing as the film is too short. So, in conclusion, not bad but not good either. 5/10 Bethany Cox

Reviewed by kosmasp5 / 10

A strange mix, but it doesn't work

In a nutshell or maybe even the summary line the producers of this movie might have used to finance this movie, this must have sounded like this: "Finding Nemo meets Madagascar". Both of them are good animated features, although the Pixar produced one is of course the better one!

But although they did mix together good ingredients (first steps to adulthood plus a "joy"ride into the unknown, this doesn't quite work out. It's a shame, although some kids might have liked it. But show them one other animated picture and they'll run to that one ... So what I'm saying is, if you're watching only a few (animated) pictures/films a year (even if it's with your kids),you can skip this one. If you watch more, then there could be worse choices to be made than watching this (still) mediocre film.

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