Film Preview: The Wild Life (2016)

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(August 21, 2016) Original

Release Date:

September 16, 2016


From IMDb: “On a tiny exotic island, Tuesday, an outgoing parrot lives with his quirky animal friends in paradise. However, Tuesday can’t stop dreaming about discovering the world. After a violent storm, Tuesday and his friends wake up to find a strange creature on the beach: Robinson Crusoe. Tuesday immediately views Crusoe as his ticket off the island to explore new lands. Likewise, Crusoe soon realizes that the key to surviving on the island is through the help of Tuesday and the other animals. It isn’t always easy at first, as the animals don’t speak “human.” Slowly but surely, they all start living together in harmony, until one day, when their comfortable life is overturned by two savage cats, who wish to take control of the island. A battle ensues between the cats and the group of friends but Crusoe and the animals soon discover the true power of friendship up against all odds (even savage cats).”

Poster Rating: C+ / C / C+ / C- (3)

Review: (#1) A fairly standard design for animated features, which doesn’t necessarily mean it will sell to those with a discerning palette. (#2) Similar to the first except in its corny exuberance, which doesn’t make it that much more interesting. (#3) The simplicity of a lone figure walking away while animals look on is striking, but the purpose is unclear. (#4) These character posters build off the style of the third design, which doesn’t add much in the way of depth and the individual elements just aren’t that interesting.

Trailer Rating: D+

Review: Animated movies like this used to make it directly to video, not directly to the cineplex, but here you are. This dreadful, painfully unfunny trailer does little to excite the audience, which has been spoiled mightily by Pixar.

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