It seems that family friendly films are hard to come by these days, so when I had a chance to review Against the Wild II Survive the Serengeti I certainly said, “yes!”. Available now on both DVD and Digital HD from Anchor Bay Entertainment it’s the perfect adventure for families!
About Against the Wild II:
For bickering siblings Ryan (John Paul Ruttan of Shelby: A Magical Holiday Tail and Emma (Ella Ballentine of Standoff), it was going to be a fun weekend visit with their dad who is temporarily working in Africa. But when their small plane crash-lands in the Serengeti, they have only each other – along with their fellow passenger, a Malamute named Chinook – to rely on. The rescue teams are searching. Their mom (Jeri Ryan of “Star Trek: Voyager” and “Boston Public”) is panicked. Can brother, sister and one courageous dog now learn how to conquer their fears and trust each other in the most beautiful yet untamed wilderness of all? Ashley Dowds (“Scout’s Safari”) co-stars in this exciting new family adventure from the creator of the original Against the Wild Richard Boddington.
Thoughts about the film from my family:
When I first approached my family about viewing Against the Wild II they were excited about watching something new. I wasn’t sure how it would go over since I have 2 super hero loving boys that have probably seen movies that weren’t considered to family friendly. I was wrong, so wrong. I think we are in a perfect stage right now where my boys love seeing characters that are not only their age, but that they can actually relate to as well. A lot of times in movies kids are portrayed in a way that I would not like my child to behave like them. This movie is different. The children are both smart with a little bit of sass, kind of like my kids. The store is full of adventure without being scary. I don’t want to give the story away, but my sons both pointed out that the kids should have stayed put when they were lost and not wandered. I reminded them that it was a movie and if they did that we wouldn’t have much of a story, but in real-life they should stay put! As parents, my husband and I enjoyed this film for many reasons. First, we didn’t have to worry about something inappropriate happening. This is the type of film that can be shown to a wide range of ages and still have something for everyone. When you are having a mixed age movie this is important. The movie is rated PG for “perilous situations”, which I think is a bit overkill. I would feel safe showing it to most children. Grab it on Amazon or you can try to win a copy here!
Be Your Best Mom has 2 copies of Against the Wild II to giveaway on DVD! Giveaway is US only and ends on May 21, 2016. Please wait for the form to load and good luck!
Disclosure: I was given a copy of the film to facilitate a review. All thoughts belong to me and my family.