I love watching nature shows. There’s something about watching animals and their habits that is almost awe-inspiring every time. Sadly, many things are happening in our world which can impact the beautiful creatures we share our planet with. “IMAX: Born to be Wild” gives us a glimpse at two inspiring stories of women who have dedicated their lives to helping animals that have been impacted by humans.
About “IMAX: Born to be Wild”
I loved “IMAX: Born to be Wild”. To say that this film was awesome would be an understatement. The filmmakers of “IMAX: Born to be Wild” did a wonderful job bringing the stories of these two inspiring women to the big screen. Both women have dedicated their lives to rescuing, caring for and then releasing orphaned animals. In “IMAX: Born to be Wild” we get a look at young elephants and orangutans who were orphaned as a result of poaching, land encroachment, or one of the other threats to wildlife.
In “IMAX: Born to be Wild”, we get to see orphaned elephants and orangutans grow and be cared for special refuges. We are introduced to the teams that care for them and learn about their efforts to keep their “adopted children” wild, since the ultimate goal is to re-introduce them to the wild. They are, after all, born to be wild.
There were moments where I almost could not stand the cuteness. If we’re being honest, baby anything is cute, but watching a baby elephant play soccer or a baby orangutan playing in some leaves – that just takes cuteness to the max. There are moments that are funny and there are moments that are touching. Take a look at these clips and you’ll see what I’m talking about.
“IMAX: Born to be Wild” has a 45 minute run time and you’ll love each minute. After the film ended, I wished there was another two hours. I really hope that IMAX considers revisiting both of these refuges for a part 2, part 3, and part 10! One big bonus is that the Blu-Ray Combo Pack comes with 6 webisodes (the DVD has 2 webisodes) which provide some additional footage. You’ll be able to see and hear about the stories of Borneo, Kenya, each of the refuges, what it was like filming in these remote locations, and learn about the caretakers of the orphaned animals. Each webisode is about 5 minutes long and gives a “behind-the-scenes” look at the film.
“IMAX: Born to be Wild” is an incredible family-friendly movie and I think that every member of your family would enjoy it. “IMAX: Born to be Wild” is now available on Blu-ray Combo pack, DVD and for download as of April 17, 2012. You can find the “IMAX: Born to be Wild” Blu-ray Combo pack on Amazon for $19.99. The “IMAX: Born to Be Wild” DVD is available for $14.99.
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Disclaimer: This post consists of my (and/or fellow tester) opinions only. Your experiences may be different. No compensation was given for this review/giveaway. I did receive a free product from the manufacturer or their representing PR agency to use and test for the purposes of this review. This did not affect the outcome of this review.