To the Arctic

Thursday, September 29 th, 2016 at 00:09 am 

To the Arctic

JOY REVIEW

To the Arctic is the latest 3D conservation film from the same people who did Everest. Everest is one of my favorite films of all time. This one takes on the arctic and basically polar bears, a little bit of caribou, and some walruses; the main stars being the polar bears. The opening of this with the snow in 3D is fabulous. The credits breaking up with ice fragments shooting out towards you is great, but other than that there was no reason to shoot this in 3D. There’s nothing 3D-ish about it. This is a 42-minute movie that basically feels padded even at 42 minutes, and some of the science is completely wrong. We know that Lamarckian evolution doesn’t exist, that acquired characteristics or adaptive characteristics are not passed on in the gene pool. So, there’s a whole lot of stuff in this that’s at very best misleading, and some just plain wrong. I’m really very disappointed in this. I mean the polar bears looking all cuddly are some of the most ferocious creatures on the face of the earth. The thing that I liked the best was the shots of the polar bear swimming which was actually done by a whole different guy. I would have liked to know more about him and how he did his stuff, but this is really a disappointment. At one point, the papa bear is chasing the cubs and a mom, and they said they escaped and we have no idea how. I mean it’s very limited to say the least. Two stars.

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