Great animation and 3D Stereography, Not for younger Children though (by 3DPhil)
I watched this with an open mind Knowing that this was an independent Belgium film, Why people judge everything against multi million dollar Pixar and Disney films i do not understand it. I thought the film to be very well animated for a film with a fraction of what it would cost in Hollywood, with wonderful set design and landscapes, hair and costumes were very good too, The water effects during the storm and ship wreck were absolutely fantastic, This was one of the best 3D stereoscopic animation films that I have seen, great use of perspective, occasionally the use of wide angle shots gave <more>
too much distortion and the stereo window was broken at times, but Wow what a great effort, lots of in and out of the screen stereo effects that really worked well, Some reviewers say it was to cramped in its location, hello, this is called Robinson Crusoe, a man shipwreked and surviving on an island, they did try to expand this by adding the island of bugs but it perhaps was not featured enough. This film is not suitable for younger Children though as there are a few adult themes, namely the death of one of the dogs, and some very scary cats. But apart from these reservations I thoroughly enjoyed the film and the 3d experience and highly recommend anyone who loves good looking animation to give it a look. and just think about what this independent company have managed to achieve, I say well done to them all. I give it 9 out of 10
In South Korea, but still before opening corresponds to the expectations for this film. Childhood read Robinson Crusoe. I think the memories and remind adults who have children have the feeling of fun and will give you a lesson. Only the trailer looks exciting characters look so cute looks interesting. Because the holiday season opened in September in Korea seems even better view as the family. Because it is the same director and director of Sammy's Adventure Fun sees already guaranteed. I have a wife and children at this time of Thanksgiving and the holidays of Korea In South Korea, but <more>
still before opening corresponds to the expectations for this film. Childhood read Robinson Crusoe. I think the memories and remind adults who have children have the feeling of fun and will give you a lesson. Only the trailer looks exciting characters look so cute looks interesting. Because the holiday season opened in September in Korea seems even better view as the family. Because it is the same director and director of Sammy's Adventure Fun sees already guaranteed. I have a wife and children at this time of Thanksgiving and the holidays of Korea
Hi, I was both happy theater to myself and sad/struck nobody else wants to? came to watch it when I went to see this movie to realize there was absolutely no one in the room, but me. 1 person for a whole theater. I truly love full CGI movies, they are my favorites. And, I am not just talking about 'cartoons'/aimed-for-kids content CG movies, but more adult ones there should be more of those but they don't fair well with audiences because of the uncanny valley problem and because the closer you get to reality, the less the 'it's CGI' it becomes; thus, it <more>
replicates reality so well, we can't detect it's CG; thus, it becomes a 'regular' filmed movie 'in reality' like every one else, with one major difference - the uncanny valley, humans' brain detects micro imperceptible things that just seem 'off' and immediately, then, know that it's CG and are 'put off' 'thrown off' 'taken aback' from the movie experience; it them becomes a jarring non-smooth/non-transparent viewing, because your brain reminds you each 5 seconds you are watching a CG movie - who truly wants to 'look real' but you know it isn't because you 'spotted the impostor' you detected micro-things that are 'off' made by computer and it 'shows', it might be micro-stuff, thus not very big or that important since it's so small; but it's jarring for that reason, you can detect them - even if they are SO small, that's how powerful our eyes and brain is with this our brain has been accustomed to viewing human faces, if one is slightly 'off' in realistic adult CG movie, game over - people smell the uncanny valley a 1000 miles ahead. . For this movie here, it's not important because it is in the vain of Pixar cartoon/for kids movies. They are not realistic 'adult' depiction of reality but a caricature 'cartoons' depiction of it. And that's OK. The farther you go away from the 'realistic look' combined with 'adult' content, the more you extinguish the uncanny valley effect. In this movie, they Want you to know it's CG; so it's both a good thing and a bad one. Good because it's a CG Animation movie looks like a categorization effect , and a beautiful one at that; bad, because the same reason, it is categorization pigeon holing/etiquette . I saw this movie and was dazzled...I don't understand the poor review and such low score; it definitely does not deserve such low score. It's true the jokes and the animation quality were not of the Pixar caliber; but we have to remember this is a smaller production, with a lower budget, by a mostly unknown company n-Pictures from Belgium , with a Much smaller production crew in fact for the Very Small size of the crew and manpower, this movie is an Utter Excellence Achievement . The thing that struck me immediately was the image quality was breath ta-kingly well rendered, with - tons - of detail everywhere. This is the Best of the best you can get for asset building and creation - Pixar movies with x100 times the budget and crew number can't even come close to that. For animation, though, of course having a bigger budget Pixar movies are obviously delivering more in the expressive 'realistically-styled' animation and funny, rich story/writing department that capture audience, that are the hallmarks of their movies. Their jokes are honed to perfection, they are masters are making jokes in their movies, with powerful expressive animation, timing for the jokes delivery and storytelling. The Wild Life can't deliver on these point, to the same degree. But it does a fair job. The sets are so beautiful to look at, I want to watch the movie again just for the sheer detail this small team was capable of pulling. One of the best sets, is the pirate ship and wrecked ships, they are so well made. The pirates themselves, Robinson Crusoe and the cats/animals on the island, are very cute and well made; they have a style of their own. I really liked that they made a quite realistic look to them, with very hi-resolution detailed textures. Like those two little rodents on the pirate ship's window talking to the parrot. A mouse and a rat, was funny, it was almost a nod to Ratatouille of Pixar, and they looked just as beautiful and nicely animated. I would the look in this movie, is a bit like Dreamworks CG movies look, it has some cartoons proportions - but is Very realistically 'shaded and lighting' just like Pixar movies with realistic rendered look but cartoons caricature proportions . This makes for a cute movie but with quite impressive visuals. This movie is like an underdog, it should be higher but for everybody it falls flat because it goes up against huge CG movies like Pixar ones recent Finding Dory. Releasing The Wild Life at the same time as Finding Dory was going to be 'suicide', Finding Dory would crush it with impunity. I mean you just can't compare them in term of production value/budget, so it's unfair towards The Wild Life. If if had - been made by Pixar - with its same production values and the exact same story/not changing much anything besides adding more value/quality to animation/story/jokes.. - it would have had the success Of Finding Dory. That goes to show that - proportionally - for a small team of creative artists at n-Pictures - Pound for Pound, this movie destroys Findind Dory or any recent Disney-Pixar movie, including those Dreamworks ones like Zootopia, Kungfu Panda-3, Life of Pets, etc, they have very fun subjects...are they better in general? nope, funnier/better/original story? yes. For me, I give this a solid 9.25 out of 10, it's a very positioned-underdog with everything against it money/time/production value and like a cult 'gem' movie that is 'un-understood' by the mass that is worth a whole lot more than the crappy 5.2 score.
What a pleasant movie for both kids and adults (by clj-5)
I almost missed this movie - that my daughter at 8 and her coisin at 10 wanted to see - after reading the harsh comments here on IMDb. 5/10? come on!... But I decided to give it a go. And what a pleasant surprise it was. The animations are superb, I missed nothing here compared to Pixar and Dreamworks. And the story and screenplay was above average too. I could name dozens of high profiled animation movies with worse stories. I was entertained all the way, and had to stop myself from breaking out in applause at the end. There's something this studio does in its own way, which is not <more>
typical the big studios, and thats refreshing. Looking forward to their next piece. Im giving it a solid 8 out 10, and will definitely recommend this film to everyone. A very fine piece of art. Thank you.
This is a movie that definitely will entertain the kids. Superb animation, colorful characters and beautiful score. The storytelling is at an easy pace which differs from some other titles targeting the same audience but is highly appreciated by the kids at least in the theater where I saw the movie. The story is loosely based on the story of Robinson Crusoe by the book of Defoe. Earlier work from the same studio was pretty good as well but this one tops the former ones. Curious to see their next feature and nice to see that a small studio from Belgium makes films that can stand next to Pixar <more>
and DreamWorks. In short: great animation - go see it in 3D though - for kids and yes, parents will enjoy it as well.
This is a fresh breath of air, in that it is very wonderful for the kiddies all ages/family film too lots of adventure, inventive, nice work on all the animation. This is a more wholesome type film, in which we have totally been lacking for ages...There is but one odd scene - that details to the audience 'in case you didn't get that...and explains it to the viewer s to acknowledge - that's odd, I mean is that sarcasm derivative, or a pun intended? should audiences go see it know that much is involved, I would say this movie makes a Great DVD, or TV Movie at it's best, still <more>
it is mostly wholesome, that's a Grade AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA+++++++++++++++++++ in my book :