Against the Wild

DVD Release: March 11, 2014
Against the Wild


TOGETHER THEY WILL FIND A WAY. CJ Adams of THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN stars as Zach Wade, a mischievous kid who – along with his younger sister Hannah (Erin Pitt of CAMP ROCK 2 and the upcoming AN AMERICAN GIRL: BLANCHE) and their devoted dog Chinook – become lost in the wilderness when their small plane has engine problems and must make an emergency landing. Their mom (Natasha Henstridge of “She Spies” and THE WHOLE NINE YARDS) and dad (Ted Whittall of “Beauty & The Beast”) are frantic, and rescue teams are searching. But for the next few days, Zach, Hannah and Chinook must learn how to combine their skills, trust their instincts and navigate a terrain as beautiful as it is untamed. John Tench (TOOTH FAIRY) co-stars in this exciting family adventure about loyalty, bravery and surviving AGAINST THE WILD.

Dove Review

This is a terrific film for the entire family! Young Hannah Wade and her brother Zach go to visit their father, who is separated from their mother. On the way in a small plane piloted by Captain Walker (John Tench) they have engine trouble and the plane crashes in dense woods. The pilot is hurt and Hannah and Zach, uninjured, decide to go search for medical help. CJ Adams as Zach and Erin Pitt as Hannah do a wonderful job in this movie. As do Natasha Henstridge as the mother Susan and Ted Whittal as the father Robert. And the kids do have company during their search in the form of their Alaskan Malamute.

The kids encounter some problems, such as Hannah falling in the rapids, and Zach falling over an incline and being stuck on a rock below. In fact, they even face a pack of wolves and a grizzly bear! The mystery regarding how or if they will be rescued keeps the viewer’s interest in addition to their parents’ desperate search for them. Also, the mom and dad slowly start pulling together instead of apart as the search for their kids continues.

This movie might possibly frighten very young children in a few parts but overall this is a wholesome movie with an interesting story and we are pleased to recommend it for all ages. Parents should consult our content listing. “Against the Wild” shows that a movie can be wholesome and still interesting to watch with some suspense to boot. And, kids will love the dog! This film has earned five Doves, our best rating.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Kissing by a couple.
Language: G/OMG-4; Butt-1; Jerk-3; Shut up-1; Duh-1
Violence: A plane crashes but no one dies in the crash; some blood seen on a pilot's head and a very small amount on the kids; boy throws a baseball at wolf; a dog bites a grizzly on the foot.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: Tension between characters; a grizzly and a pack of wolves threaten kids which might frighten young viewers but the scenes are not graphic; a girl falls in the rapids; boy falls over side of cliff to a rock just below; a fire is started in the woods; parents "borrow" a jeep from rescue workers to go look for kids.


Company: Anchor Bay Entertainment
Genre: Adventure
Runtime: 92 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter