TL;DR – An improvement on this style of story, but an odd juxtaposition holds it back.
Rating: 3 out of 5.
Post-Credit Scene – There is no post-credit scene
Disclosure – I paid for the Netflix subscription that viewed this movie.
Animals on the Loose: A You vs. Wild Movie Review –
One way that Netflix has tried to differentiate itself in an increasingly bifurcated market has been the implementation of ‘choose your own adventure’ films. These echo back to an old style of storytelling, but while the nostalgia has been interesting, none of them has been able to nail the technique so far. However, if anyone has a shot at it, it would be Bear Grylls for the entertainment factor alone.
So to set the scene, we open in a wildlife sanctuary in South Africa, where we find Bear Grylls (Bear Grylls) running from a lion only to reach his car to find it locked. We then jump back earlier in the day to find Bear inspecting a fence to see that something had broken through and that the fence that should be electric is not working. You have to fix, the power, find a baboon, and stop a lion all before a storm comes in.
TL;DR – This was such a surreal
experience even if it might have been the most uncritical political interview I
have seen in a while.
Score – 3 out of 5 stars
It has been a long time since I have been able to catch an episode of Man Vs.
Wild. Back in the day it was this weird yet deeply compelling story of Bear
Grylls dropping himself into the wild (or apparently wild) locations and trying
to survive by consuming some of his own urine. Well if anything is going to get
me back into a show it is Bear Grylls going on a trip with the Indian Prime
I was wondering how if at all the show had changed over the years and in the
first five minutes of the show Bear picks up and examines some elephant dung.
So the more things change the more they stay the same. Over the years, there
have been some contentions as to how staged the show is if at all. Well here
when you have a world leader in a place that he could get killed by a tiger so
there is no chance they would be allowed to walk around by themselves and I
liked that they acknowledged that the Secret Service is around.