I have to admit, I was very skeptical before watching this film. I'd listened to some rather negative opinions of the film, but after finding out that these 'critics' had never even seen the film, I popped it into the DVD player, squeezed in between my friends on the sofa, and awaited the beginning.
Considering this is a Disney film without the help of Pixar, the animation is rather good. The storyline is a good one too, although it shouted Madagascar [DVD] [2005
. On many levels though, I believe that The Wild is better than Madagascar.
Ryan is a Lion who wants to go to the wild where his Dad, Samson, once lived. When he manages to get himself shipped to Africa, his Father and friends go on a mission to find him and bring him home safely. When they finally make it to Africa, they must rescue Ryan from an evil wildebeest called Kazar who is planning to have him killed. They also have a volcano which is on the edge of eruption to contend with.
This is probably the funniest of all the Disney films, as every 2, 3 minutes or so there is another joke. My favourite character in the film is Nigel the Koala. He is just hilarious. A couple of my favourite lines from the movie are his, one such line is this:
[A Pack of dogs run away from Nigel and the other animals]
Nigel: Go on, you mutts! Stupid dogs, we could've taken you.
[The pack of dogs return]
Nigel: Taken you to a... disco.
Children and teenagers alike with love this film, adults will adore it to. I can't wait to get this film on DVD myself, I hope it isn't a long wait!