The Wylds: The Adventures of Chris Fable
After a great war turns cities into wastelands, Chris, a runaway, lives in a junkyard---until a traveling preacher tells him his father wants him to come home.
Join Chris on an action-packed journey down a dangerous path haunted by bandits, swindlers, and things that go bump in the night. A contemporary allegory inspired by Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress.
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24 members reviewed: The Wylds: The Adventures of Chris Fable
- Laura R
This is an amazing movie. Finally a high quality, Christian film that
doesn't feel low-budget. A film truly for all ages. Children, pre-teens, and
adults will all come away challenged and blessed. Highly recommended. Get
your copy today...no! Get 10 and share them with your friends! They will be
- Robert W
This movie does a nice job of relating aspects of the gospel without introducing obstacles that the typical person can't relate to. I found myself shedding tears and I think anyone who is open to OR understands the spiritual walk we are all invited to take part in will find they are also touched by it. The acting and special effects work well within with Wiests' excellent cinematography skills. Highly recommended for all ages. I showed it to very young kids in a couple locations on a recent trip and it held their attention well. I also showed it to a 95 year old woman who thought it wasn't making an overt enough connection to Pilgrim's progress :-). But she wasn't able to view the whole thing and I think sometimes older people are looking for things to be spelled out more. However this often TYPIFIES "Christian" movies and unfortunately those types of movies tend to be far less effective at provoking thoughts that would lead people to the truth I believe. People need to discover the gospel as they search out the truth in their own being.
- Erica K
I totally LOVED this movie. It was fun, weird, crazy and had an awesome message.
The film starts out with Evangeline (the preacher) walking down some tracks, the effects of it make it feel older, western kind of movie. We then go to a boy (Chris) running through a junk yard of trailers away from the police. Beware, you may get a bit motion sick from this screen but itís important to the story. You see Chris is a thief. He is stealing for a man named Iggy. (that part sort of gives you the Oliver Twist feeling with him steeling and giving his findings to Fagin- a book that also took somethings from Pilgrimís Progress )
Chris ends up running into a church and starts to steel candle holders. Evangeline catches him, the police catches up to him too. However Evangeline covers for him. After the police leaves, Chris asked why she did that. She said she believed he was good. (or something to that matter) He gave her the candle holders back and then asked about some books. He wanted to know if they were worth anything, she told him about a book that is priceless(the Bible).
The story goes from there, with Chris leaving his thieving life, having to find his way to the Celestial City. And running into big & small obstacles along the way. Chris has to learn who is the truth and who wants to lead him astray. He uses the Priceless Book to guide him along the way.
There are parallels to different Bible stories throughout this movie as well. We have the prodigal son, Chris left his father and lost all of his money and is ashamed to go back to him, but Evangeline lets him know his father still loves him. We have the David and Goliath story, when Chris needs to face a large giant robot. Chris also has to trust his friends who are called Faith and Hope.
ďSmall is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.Ē Ė YES, yes indeed.
The movie has many crazy special effects. They all bring you through different eras and feelings.
I would recommend this movie to all families. Younger ones, kids under 10 might not really understand it and might get scared of the robot. But I think this movie would really appeal to tweens/teens. I also recommend after watching the movie through once to go to the special features and watch the movie with the commentary, itís really gives you more insight to the movie, the people behind it and itís story.
Disclaimer / Disclosure: I received a free sample to facilitate my review. This post reflects my honest, personal opinion and experience with the product which may differ from yours. No monetary compensation was provided for this post.
- Milton K
Not a bad version of Pilgrim's Progress. A bit too "kid-oriented" for my tastes; not that this is a bad thing by any means (but I *prefer* Pilgrim's Progress: Journey to Heaven).
Watch The Wylds - especially with your tween or teen kids or grandkids!
- Stephanie T
This was mostly creative and edifying overall. It is a very modern and loose version of Pilgrim's Progress. It is somewhat professional but not entirely. My children (ages 10 & 11) and I enjoyed it and wold rent it again.