Daisy: A Hen into the Wild
*Disclosure: I received a copy of this film to review*
It wasn’t hard to convince a group of kids to come over to watch a movie. The only stipulation was that they knew they had to give me their opinions when it was over.
We gathered a group of boys and girls ranging in age from 3 to 8 to watch Daisy: A Hen into the Wild.
Daisy is a hen who manages to escape the horrible conditions of an egg production line. After surviving a harrowing encounter with a one-eyed weasel and being rejected by the barnyard animals where she grew up, a chance encounter sees her becoming the guardian of a duckling. Despite the child being a duck, Daisy is willing to learn and make the sacrifices she needs in order to ensure the happiness of her son.
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This is a Korean film that has been adapted into English.
The movie seems like it is three short stories made into one movie. Just as you feel that one issue is being wrapped up, another one arises. So, throughout the movie, you get to see the characters in many different situations.
As it is a foreign film, it is completely different from movies made in the Western world. Issues are presented in a realistic way, not like a perfect Disney world, which kids may not be used to. For example, the one-eyed weasel does kill and eat some of the ducks.
I highly recommend that you watch Daisy: A Hen into the Wild with your children. There will be a lot of questions.
The ending of the movie is very shocking and one that the kids did not fully understand. I won’t describe it for fear of ruining the film. If they do, it’s a good opportunity to talk about the circle of life. I shall say no more!
The kids enjoyed Daisy: A Hen into the Wild. They loved the “pictures”. The scenery, set in Korea, was different from what they are used to seeing in North American films. It made us want to research Asian birds! They all agreed that the otter was funny, and they enjoyed the antics of Daisy and her son, Will.
Overall, the film is great for kids between 4-8 as long as you sit and watch it with them. It’s a great opportunity to expose kids to a whole new type of kid’s movie where not everything in life is always perfect.
Daisy: A Hen into the Wild is AVAILABLE on ITUNES and Video-On-Demand.