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The High-Crime Area of the City is Much Safer!

Author: Joe Bridge ( from Australia
12 April 2006

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I had to laugh at the review that gave this a one, but even more at the review which gave it a ten! I'll give it a two for its pure audacity!

Are there warm, tender "family moments"? Yes, enough to catch pneumonia, which mom does. Also, every single time someone is being rescued by someone else, which is required quite often. I simply can't believe that life in the wilderness would present you with so many nerve-jangling dangers. I'd move back to the city, and lock my door when that creepy Boomer shows up!

Regardless of the sudden horrifying dangers, like disease, fire, avalanches, bears, wolves, etc. the mood always seems to jump back to "everything is fine". Weeeeee! (By the way, would you like a pet bear? They are really CUTE!)

Also, no one is forcing members of a family to watch the telly or to "not be together as a family", so why "escape" from the city, when you can just live in a better part of the city (hopefully with better neighbors who say "varmint" a bit less often) and live the way you wish. With intelligence, a person should be able to live well in just about any environment, in my opinion (even if he really does prefer being chased by wolves on a daily basis). And have a look at that wacky underwear!

This movie continuously wavers between "Aw, isn't that cute?" to "Oh-my-gosh-he's-going-to-DIE-what-an-idiot!" Complete with a bit of embarrassing music here and there.


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More of the same

Author: Wizard-8 from Victoria, BC
9 August 2009

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I reviewed on the IMDb years earlier the first "Wilderness Family" movie, and I commented that the various dangers that the family encountered made city life look a lot more safer and inviting. This first sequel actually is an improvement in this aspect. There are various dangers the family encounters, but not quite as much. The movie is also boosted by managing to keep the fact that the members of the family (and mountain man "Boomer") are a very likable bunch. There is also some impressive footage, mostly of the spectacular wilderness, but also some animal footage (including one shot involving a cougar and a cliff that the SPCA would probably not allow today!)

But the movie still has some problems. The biggest and most obvious problem is that THERE IS NO PLOT. Up to the 5/7 mark, the movie is just a series of various vignettes involving the family. Then the mother gets sick, and the movie spends the last half hour of the movie dealing with this, in a pretty predictable fashion.

There are also some unintended laughs, like when the young son wants his father to take him hunting - when the father did this in the first film. Then there is the scene where the two children get lost in the snow (why don't they just turn around and follow their tracks back home?)

Kids may like this, but adults will probably be able to predict what the movie will be like before they actually watch it.

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re: wilderness family

Author: a_and_p_gagnon from Canada
15 February 2006

I saw this movie as a child around the age of 10 i thought it was a one of the best movies. I ever saw that family had a beautiful life . i wish we could all live the life they did because if we did this world would have more peace the Robinson's really are a true all American family that believed that they could live in this world and be a family that are not really happenings today in this world there are two many divorces to much poverty love and hate and the world isn't like what it is today as what it was along time ago. the Robinson's stuck together and they know what the true meaning of love is which this world doesn't know they had very thing an all American family . i wish this movie would come back on shelves in Canada so we can buy it . i really wish people would stop and really see the love this family had cause if they co9uld do then why cant were this world would be a better place to live in if people would stop to think that we are people with feelings thats all i have to say Ty bye for now

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