Alpha and Omega: The Legend of Saw Tooth Cave.
This movie is paws down my お気に入り out of all of the sequels. I mean, these guys really stepped it up from their last disaster, so hopefully the fifth one will be even better. There were still a few issues that I had, but otherwise, it was a good movie.
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Alpha and Omega: The Legend of Saw Tooth Cave, is truly a great film, and is in fact, almost flawless, but there are still a few things that are left unsaid または that do not quite add up.
The first thing that I want to look at is the ghost.
We know that the ghost is Daria's mother, who died after saving Daria from being killed as a pup, but what we don't quite ever learn is how the ghost was birthed. But there are a few things to consider.
Theory One: Witches?
Lyle and Lynk, the two twins, claim that the two female porcupines are witches, and therefore responsible for conjuring the spirit of Daria's mother, but why would they conjure a ghost? It is quite simple, really. The porcupines listened to Floyd tell them about what he saw and together the three of them could only guess that Daria's mother was captured and killed. For obvious reasons, they kept it a secret from the pup, and they knew that the オオカミ would surely 検索 for Daria, so they knew that she needed to be protected. But how could they, three porcupines, possibly fend off a pack of wolves? They couldn't. If the two porcupines are witches as Lyle and Lynk claim, then they conjured the spirit of Daria's mother to protect the pup from anybody who would seek to harm her, and disallowed Daria from ever leaving the cave. The オオカミ were so terrified when they first saw the ghost that they never returned to the forest.
Theory Two: Vengeful Spirit.
This is the theory that I personally think is the most accurate. Daria's mother had a mission when she died, and that was to protect Daria from harm, but she knew upon her death that this mission was not complete, as the オオカミ would not stop searching for Daria, so her spirit remained in Shadow Forest, and would remain there until its mission was completed, and the threat to Daria's life was destroyed. This is why she disappeared and the curse was lifted just as soon as she defeated the 狼, オオカミ responsible for her death and Daria was accepted into the West
オオカミ at Rabbit Poo Mountain?
This is one of the few, tiny details that bothers me about this movie, because these オオカミ were never mentioned in the first movie, yet another example of the story being written as it goes. So the 質問 is this: where did they come from?
The first theory I can come up with is that, like the formation of Banff, オオカミ from the packs did not agree with the marriage of Kate and Humphrey and deserted, but that cannot be accurate, because if the ghost existed when Tony was a pup, that means that the オオカミ at Rabbit Poo Mountain were there as well, so that one can be trashed immediately.
Theory Two: Permissive Entrance.
We know in the first movie that Garth and Lilly go up to Rabbit Poo Mountain, but if the オオカミ were already there, wouldn't they be trespassing? Not necessarily. Who's to say that the オオカミ did not grant them permission to come into their lands? But then again, they did not seem too welcome to visitors in the fourth movie, so that doesn't seem too likely.
Theory Three: Sneaky Wolves.
This one seems kind of ridiculous, but it is possible that Garth and Lilly snuck onto Rabbit Poo Mountain when they weren't supposed to be there. But their behavior does not indicate that they were doing something that they shouldn't, so I find this possibility highly improbable.
The only other thing I can think of, aside from the writers not thinking this piece of the plot through, is that the オオカミ of Rabbit Poo Mountain are a nomadic pack of オオカミ with a vast territory who travel to the mountain seasonally, be it to breed または hunt, and leave the mountain in the care of the West when they are not occupying it. This seems like it doesn't really make much sense, but let's be honest, the presence of these オオカミ does not make much sense to begin with. The reason why these オオカミ were placed here was probably because the writers needed something familiar to go off of so they could avoid having to explain a new territory.
次 Theory: Idawho?
Based off of the name, and the sign we see when Floyd and Daria are almost run over, we assume that Saw Tooth Cave is in Saw Tooth National Park, Idaho. Now, I'm no mathematician, but with a distance of 836 miles between the two parks, I have a hard time believing that the group would be able to make the journey in 2 days, let alone even go all the way out there in the first place.
Unless of course it is not in Idaho, in which case the sign indicates that there is a park によって the name of Sawtooth in Canada, but my map shows no such thing. So where is Shadow Forest? I think it is 安全, 安全です to say that Saw Tooth cave and Shadow Forest are not in Idaho, and that we are only led to believe this. But if so, why? Here's what I think. I think that in order to keep the ambiguity of this mysterious plot, the writers intentionally withheld this information from us, though we can all assume that Shadow Forest is somewhere around Jasper. Where else could it possibly be?
Next, a hole.
Weren't they already in Shadow Forest when the オオカミ from Rabbit Poo Mountain came after Daria? Runt looks off and sees the ghost, and he says that they need to get to the forest. But if he could see the ghost, wouldn't they already be in the forest? There is the possibility that the ghost is bonded to Daria and can therefore follow her, but wouldn't it have just killed the オオカミ when they made their initial strike? I don't really see that working out too well. I can say that the only other way for this to work is that when Runt looked back in the direction of Shadow Forest, he did not actually see the ghost, but remembered that it was in the forest and acted as Daria's protector, and therefore hatched an idea to lead her to a place where she would be protected, but either way, it appears as though they were already in Shadow Forest, ran out, then went back in.
Just thought I'd point that little flaw out, because it seems rather careless. Still, it's still not as bad as the background flash in Great 狼, オオカミ Games.
Final Theory: Does Daria know that the ghost is her mother?
によって the end of the movie we know that the ghost is Daria's mother, but does she know this?
All Daria ever wanted was to hear her mother's voice just once more, but since the ghost never spoke, it is possible that she does not know who was protecting her this whole time. After all, since she never saw her mother, または the ghost, she could not draw any visual connection to the two, so the voice was all she had to link them together.
Now, it is possible that she figures it out just as soon as the 狼, オオカミ who killed her mother is taken away to god knows where によって the spirit, but based off of what I see, there is nothing really to indicate that she knows its identity. We cannot, however, make a clear statement about this, as it is kinda left for us to decide for ourselves. I like ambiguity and all, but I would have really liked to see Daria actually be able to speak with her mother. This is why I wish that there was just like ten もっと見る 分 added on, または maybe a short scene at the end of the credits where the ghost visits Daria briefly and speaks to her. If only one word, that way we know that Daria knows who was protecting her all this time. It would also do well to add to the 全体, 全体的です quality of this film.
Well that is really all I have to say about this movie, now let's start looking at the fifth.
Alpha and Omega: A Family Vacation.
Since this movie has not yet been released, and there is no legit plot disclosed, we do not know for sure what it is going to be about, but I want to hear from あなた guys what あなた would like to see.
I for one would like to see Daria in the fifth movie, because I fell in 愛 with her character immediately, and I would 愛 for her to have an actual role, not just a cameo. Next, I would like to see Garth again. I know that he may not necessarily be the most liked character in the series, but he and Lilly worked really well together in the 秒 movie, so I would like to see them together again for this final installment. And while we are on the topic of Garth and Lilly, give them some pups, または at least have Lilly be pregnant, geese. I think Lilly would make a great mother. And finally, the thing I would like to see もっと見る than anything else. あなた guessed it: Humphrey's parents and the 回答 to his past. As あなた have probably seen, the lack of his past and parents really bothers me, and if they can finally ラップ that mystery up and provide some closure for the series, that would be fantastic, because closure has been a bit of an issue in the past. And as a post note, I would really like this movie to surpass all of the others, with the possible exception of the original. We've seen in this latest movie that the writers are still capable of telling a solid, ハート, 心 warming story, while at the same time, throwing in some rather dark themes to make it もっと見る realistic. I would 愛 for this movie to be the one that they really try hard on and pour everything that they have into. I would really like for this to be the one that finally makes me say "Damn, あなた guys really outdid yourselves this time. This movie was absolutely incredible."
If they could only do that, regardless of whether または not we learn about Humphrey's past, it would be the best of the sequels and the perfect way to end the franchise.
And that is all that I have to say about that.