Friday, 15 April 2011

Born to be Wild 3D | School Holidays | Review

The kids and I ventured out for the evening preview of Born to be Wild (and yes in 3D!) at the Imax in Darling Harbour. School holidays means the onslaught of kids flicks and these days...3D kids flicks. We have seen the good, bad and the ugly. Thankfully, Born to be Wild fits into the good category.

The documentary captures two women (Dr Birute Galdikas and Daphne Sheldrick), living in different countries with the same mission, to nurture and release back into the wild the animals orphaned by mankind (elephants in Africa and the orangutans in Asia).

Beautifully shot and narrated by Morgan Freeman, the documentary pulls at all the heart strings. Visually, this was one of the most incredible 3D films we have seen, we actually felt we were there amongst the animals in the wild.

Running only at 45 minutes Born to be Wild may be too short for adult audience members hoping to get more of a story but for kids I found it to be the perfect timing.

This is not be missed over the holidays if you want to avoid the usual school holiday fare.
* Just avoid the snack bar where the portions of popcorn and drinks are way too big for a kid of any size.

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