Are you ready to go to the Outback?
Last month I had the chance to screen 30 minutes of Netflix’s new movie Back to the Outback. Along with interview the movies directors Clare Knight and Harry Cripps. (You can read/watch my interview HERE.) Well, recently I was able to screen the whole movie and I must say it is definitly cute, funny, entertaining, and a perfect kids movie. Back to the Outback releases on Netflix on December 10, 2021. Here is my Back to the Outback Review!
Back to the Outback Review
My kids and I really enjoyed Back to the Outback. It had us cracking up with laughter throughout the whole movie. While I really like the animation and how they made all of these deadly animals look so adorable and loveable what I love the most though about the movie is the story and what people can learn from it. Maddie (Isla Fisher) is a taipan snake and all she wants to do is make her keeper Chaz Hunt (Eric Bana) and the zoo goers happy.
She is not a mean snake and she doesn’t understand why other people view her as a monster. So, she hatches a plan to escape the zoo with her friends Zoe (Miranda Tapsell), Nigel (Angus Imrie), and Frank (Guy Pearce) and go back to the outback where their “families” live. What Maddie doesn’t plan on is the cute and cuddly koala, Pretty Boy (Tim Minchin), having to tag along. Boy are they in for a suprise when they learn who the true Pretty Boy is.
Never judge a book by it’s cover
Back to the Outback’s main focus is trying to teach people to not judge things by what they look like. Creatures/people that might be preceived as ugly can be the most loving and sweetest things in the world. While those who are outwardly good looking could be the most ugly on the inside. It’s a good reminder in a day in age where people feel they need to strive to be perfect and beautiful because social media, TV, etc. tell them they need to, but in reality most of what is on social media and TV is fake. Back to the Outback does such a great job breaking down this lesson and delivering it to kids/people in a way that is easy to understand and also very entertaining.
The Animation and Cast
As I mentioned I really liked the animation. The colors used are gorgeous and the looks of the animals are unique to each one. Now, Back to the Outback has a spectacular cast. Of all of the characters and cast of the movie the one who stood out to me the most was Tim Minchin as Pretty Boy. I feel his character had the best lines, and the delivery of his jokes were the best. A close second was Isla Fisher. She does a great job voicing Maddie, and her character is my kids favorite.
All in all, Back to the Outback is a super cute and entertaining movie. Perfect for the whole family. It’s a movie my kids and I could watch over and over and never get tired of, and it’s full of so many great lessons for kids, and adults, to learn. I give Back to the Outback a B+. Back to the Outback is rated PG. It does have some moments of peril that might be every so slightly scary for some kids.
Thansk for reading my Back to the Outback Review. Once you watch the film I would love to know your thoughts on it. Drop them in the comments section below.
Back to the Outback Synopsis
A ragtag group of the world’s deadliest creatures — and one cute but utterly obnoxious koala — escape from a Sydney zoo to find their home in the Outback, where they’ll be loved for who they are and not what they look like.
Voice Cast: Isla Fisher, Tim Minchin, Eric Bana, Guy Pearce, Miranda Tapsell, Angus Imrie, Rachel House, Keith Urban, Celeste Barber, Wayne Knight, Aislinn Derbez, Diesel La Torraca, Lachlan Ross Power, Jacki Weaver