Born to be Wild 3D is the
passionate story of two women from two totally different parts of the
world but they share one thing in the common, the continued survival of
the animal orphans that they care for. Directed by renowned wildlife
director, David Lickley, he takes the viewer on an amazing journey as we
follow these two committed women, primatologist Dr. Birute Galdikas
through the rainforests of Borneo and elephant authority Dame Daphne
Sheldrick across the rugged Kenyan savannah.
Narrated by Academy
Award winner Morgan Freeman, he lends his voice and spirit to the movie
that although at times feels like two separate films, the shared theme
of orphaned orangutans and elephants is to the perfect catalyst to truly
drawn you into this heart-felt and uplifting movie. Unfortunately there
is a disturbing message behind this documentary and due to mans
continued expansion in the world, as a collective we have threatened the
environments where these animals live.
In Borneo, Dr. Birute
Galdikas and her dedicated team cares for orphaned orangutans like they
are their own children. Using women as surrogate mothers for these
primates, the goal is to rehabilitate and free them into the remote
jungles of Borneo. By keeping their domestication to a minimum, they
will retain enough of their wildness to be able to fend for themselves
when the day comes for them to leave. According to Galdikas , orangutans
leave their mother around the age of 7 or 8 and her team carefully
monitors their progress in order to ensure the best possible success.
It's also quite a colourful experience to watch because at times, these
orangutans act like naughty children.
Half way across the
world, the viewer is taken to Dame Daphne Sheldrick who has dedicated
her life to protecting orphaned elephants and caring for them until they
can be finally released into the wild. It took Sheldrick years to
perfect the milk formula for elephant calf's and her team must
painstakingly ensure that they are fed in order for them to grow strong
and guarantee their continued survival. Elephants have a long memory and
some of these calf's have been left orphaned by poachers and learning to
trust humans again is a difficult but possible journey. Eventually they
do come to trust humans again as their new leaders in the herd. However,
the most remarkable aspect of Sheldrick's journey is that some of the
adult orphans cared for by her team actually come back to take the next
lot under their wings. It's truly a remarkable sight to behold.
Born to be Wild 3D
will unleash a wealth of emotions inside you from happiness to sadness
as you form a bond with these amazing, almost human-like creatures. The
3D IMAX presentation truly enhances the experience as you could almost
reach out and touch these baby animals. It's easily one of the best 3D
experiences that I've had the pleasure of watching on IMAX that is made
equally more entertaining by the perfect narration of Morgan Freeman. If
there's one movie you see all year, Born to be Wild 3D is that
movie and the only drawback for me was that it was a little too short.
Nonetheless, what an amazing story!