in Wild California lives up to its title. . . amazing
-E! Entertainment Television
last, a documentary-style IMAX film . . . that takes
full advantage of the spectacular scale and vibrant visual
experience of the format."
-Donald Munro, Fresno Bee
showcasing the natural and man-made wonder of California,
veteran naturalist-filmmaker Greg MacGillivray ("Everest")
successfully zeros in on the sense of awe and the optimism
that have attracted so many transients here over the decades
and have also inspired the few risk-takers among us."
- Joe Baltake, Sacramento Bee
are parts to thrill, educate and amaze . . . breathtaking
and rugged in a wild California kind of way."
-Bob Thompson, Toronto Sun
a tall order to somehow link sequoia trees to surfers,
or sea otters to sky divers, but the filmmakers make
it work . . . [they] pulled out all the stops, using
every inch of the big screen and swiftly moving the movie
from one scene to the next. You might not learn as much
as you did on IMAX trips through the Amazon or up Everest,
but you'll at least enjoy the ride."
-Michael Mehlo, Denver Rocky Mountain News
are no better vicarious experiences than those offered
in IMAX, particularly from the crackerjacks at MacGillivray
Freeman Films . . . as always, the visuals will suck
the breath right out of you."
-Arthur Salm, San Diego Union Tribune
a thrill to watch sky surfer Troy Hartman and free-fall
cameraman Joe Jennings descend over San Diego at 150 mph.
And it's downright awesome to witness Peninsula
surfer Jeff Clark . . .Other delights are more subtle;
aerial shots of Yosemite and biologists studying giant
sequoia there, the work of a marine biologist returning
sea otters to the ocean, a zoologist protecting bald eagles.
. . ."
-Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle
is the perfect film for those who claim to relish the
glories of California-desert, ocean, mountains-but never
do anything more rugged than climb the "hills"
of the gym StairMaster . . . There is poetry in all
this-in the stunning close-up of a bald eagle tending
her young, for instance, but also in the dedication and
ingenuity of humans who strive to save what remains of
the West's natural wonders."
-Chuck Wilson, LA Weekly
mixture of eye popping and environmentally friendly adventure…"
- Steve Murray, Atlanta Journal Constitution
from the dichotomy of the land to the diversity of its
inhabitants… this is an IMAX film that will leave the
- Amy Amatangelo, Boston Herald
most absorbing sequences celebrate extreme adventure and
combines meaning and usefulness with risk."
- Desmond Ryan, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Whether the gold rush of the incomparable beauty
of the Yosemite National Park and Death Valley - whether
the architectural high performance of the Golden Gate
Bridge or the glamour of Hollywood, they all have the
myth of California carried along."
is however, not only strong, light and superlative. The
camera roams through the unique landscape and forests,
oceans, deserts and gigantic mountains."
the movie arm chair, the viewer experiences himself balanced
high over the Golden Gate Bridge or as a surfer riding
high on the waves."