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The Journey Home (2014/Image Entertainment DVD)

Picture: B Sound: C Extras: D Film: C+

After the sheriff captures and takes away a polar bear outside Luke's home, the last thing he expects to find a baby polar bear. He decides to go on an adventure of the lifetime to reunite the cub with his mother. Despite warnings and dangers, Luke (Dakota Goyo) speeds off in his snowmobile into the arctic, but as he travel deep in the wilderness he begins to learn a lot more to respect than cute wild animals in Roger Spottiswoode's The Journey Home (2014).

Luke is your typical teenager, but his first mistake is when he decided to try and keep a polar bear cub as a pet instead of calling the sheriff and bring the cub back to it's mother. As he journeys North, he loses his snow speeder, supplies and learns how poorly prepared he was to face the elements, starvation and just surviving the arctic. As a storm closes in, he will find himself stranded on ice flows, illegal hunters and many other challenges. His only hope is his family friend/guide Muktuk (Goran Visnjic) who comes to his rescue when all others have failed.

If you like cute animals and kids then this is a family friendly movie. It reminds me of
Free Willy but with a polar bear cub instead, however it does teach a little on some of the dangers of the frozen wilderness. The main character's role was naive and made many mistakes that in real life usually meant death in the arctic. Michelle Moynahan also stars.

The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image is good and consistent, but the lossy Dolby Digital sound is on the weak side. There are no extras.

- Ricky Chiang


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