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The Wolf and the Lion is in theatres March 11.Courtesy of MK2 / Mile Finish

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The Wolf and the Lion

Directed by Gilles de Maistre

Written by Gilles de Maistre and Prune de Maistre

Starring Molly Kunz, Charlie Carrick and Graham Greene

Classification PG; 99 minutes

Opens March 11 in theatres

If there may be one take-away from The Wolf and the Lion, it’s that people spoil the whole lot. Together with, fairly disappointingly, sure elements of this movie.

Following the demise of her grandfather, 20-year-old Alma (Molly Kunz) returns to her childhood residence within the Canadian wilderness and crosses paths with a lion and wolf cub she begins to lift on her personal. Sadly, nothing gold shall keep, and the 2 are finally separated and brought by a circus proprietor and a duo of scientists, which leaves Alma to hunt out and save her finest associates.

To director Gilles de Maistre’s credit score, a narrative about two astonishingly completely different animals – who nonetheless share a friendship – is rife with footage that places nearly each Dodo video to disgrace. But sadly, almost all human interactions weigh it right down to the purpose of making a irritating, dramatic and heavy-handed movie. Will viewers glean that animal captivity is usually a merciless and harmful observe? Completely. However after spending a lot time with The Wolf and the Lion, it’s onerous to disregard that regardless of their cuteness and friendship, we’ve simply been complicit in asking two animals to carry out for us, too.

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A wolf pup and a misplaced lion cub are rescued by a lady in The Wolf and the Lion.Courtesy of MK2 / Mile Finish

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