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.