Born to Be Wild

2011

Adventure / Documentary

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Morgan Freeman as Narrator
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750.49 MB
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23.976 fps
12hr 0 min
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Reviewed by jgregg42 6 / 10

"Born to be Wild" in IMAX 3D

When it comes to nature documentaries Morgan Freeman is a great go-to-guy for the movie studios. He has a voice that can seem soothing and pleasant to just about anyone.

Freeman narrates the latest IMAX 3D documentary "Born to be Wild" by David Lickley (who also directed "Bears" and "Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees"). For a short 40 minutes Freeman does a first-rate job stirring up many emotions in the viewer. Well, he doesn't do it alone; he has some help from the adorableness of baby elephants and baby orangutans.

Before this film I would not be able to locate Borneo on a map very easily. Thanks to the clever direction by Lickley we see an interactive map of both Borneo and Kenya where our story is about to begin. We are also introduced to two women who have dedicated their lives to rescuing and adopting elephants and orangutans who have been orphaned because of the actions of mankind.

Daphne Sheldrick has set up an elephant sanctuary in Kenya; many of the elephants are there because poachers killed their parents (the release of this film could be really bad timing for the CEO of godaddy.com and his recent elephant hunting video). She raises the elephants with a team of zookeepers and is the only person to successfully raise an elephant from infant to adulthood.

We then travel to Borneo to see Birute Galdikas' sanctuary for orphaned orangutans. They have lost their homes and their parents due to man's rapid expansion into their territory.

In both cases we experience a cuteness factor that would overwhelm just about anyone with the warm fuzzies. We see the orangutans doing cute human-like behaviors such as drinking milk from soda bottles, bathing themselves and riding on the back of motorcycles. We also see the elephants drinking lots of milk from bottles, playing soccer and adapting to their human surroundings.

In the end, the captured animals are released back into the wild where they belong. The journey back home is guided by humans, the same species that orphaned them in the first place.

Should you see this movie? Yes, but only see it in the IMAX 3D format for its vibrant images of the animals and for some wonderful shots of both the African and Borneo landscapes. It's a seemingly flat story with not too many ups and downs or much conflict. If it weren't for the 3D this could have been a straight-to-DVD release.

I do understand that Lickley wanted us to realize that there is a threat of extinction for both of these species. However, we are not given any action steps at the end. I would at least expect a website address to pop up telling the viewers that they can do more to help these orphans.

Reviewed by Thomas 10 / 10

Possibly IMAX' best

This nature documentary from almost 5 years ago runs for 40 minutes and was directed by David Lickley and Drew Fellman. It is about elephants and apes. If you have an interest in these, this documentary certainly deserves a look. And if not, don't worry. These two kinds of animals are not among my very favorites either and yet I managed to enjoy this a lot, especially the very young animals were so cute. It has a lot of heart and also gives interesting facts. And Morgan Freeman as narrator never hurts either. There is some wonderful animal photography in here. To be more specific, this is about animal orphans and the people who give it their best to reunite them with their own again. Frequently, it's the human's fault that it had to get that bad as poachers killed their parents. That's why the film also has a nice moral. Sadly, those responsible will probably never hear about it or even if they do, they will probably not care. But raising awareness is not a bad thing either and it should teach us the most important less that we have to care for the planet we live on. And for all its wonderful creatures. However, actually we should know that already before watching this movie. And last but not least, there is also some pretty nice music in here. Very good documentary and I highly recommend it. A must-see for everybody with an interest in nature documentaries and I cannot praise the people in this video enough for what they do.

Reviewed by geecamila 5 / 10

Beautiful film

Prepare to cry. This is a heart breaker. In a good way. I am speechless and in awe of the work that these ladies do. This was an inspiring film and made me want to do more with my life to give back. It really touches the viewer in a way that makes you realize we are all the same on a basic level, animals and mankind. They are so innocent that it makes me grieve for what we have done to affect their environment and right to be free and live full lives. I found myself laughing, crying, and feeling deeply moved by these animals and those who are saving them. This is a fantastic documentary. And Morgan Freeman narrates, which is sort of icing on the cake.

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