Being that Darren and I both love watching lots and lots of movies, we decided to start a new weekly series where we challenge each other to watch a new movie that we enjoyed and feel the other one might also.
The rules are simple; it has to be a movie we have NEVER seen, (not just not reviewed)
Every Tuesday, we will both post both reviews on our sites.
Let’s hope we both can add lots of new favorites to our personal lists
For my review this week, here are my thoughts on…..
Number of Times Seen – 1 (26 Jun 2015)
Brief Synopsis – Documentary about a secret cove in Japan where atrocities are being committed against animals and the environment on a whole.
My Take on it – Wow! Finally Darren chose a movie for me that I really loved.
It’s actually difficult to say one can love this movie because it deals with a very difficult to watch subject, but it is done in a way that you feel as if you are part of an undercover mission to discover the secrets abound in this little area of Japan.
I am in no way an activist about almost anything, but to watch this movie, my eyes were truly opened up to events and occurances that I had no clue about that must be stopped
It is thoroughly explained how the events secretly filmed in the movie affect both humans and animals alike and why it is imperative to put a stop to it.
The history of Ric O’Barry’s professional life also adds to the impact of this movie.
This movie won the Oscar for Best Documentary and it truly is deserving of it.
I know that I have been quite vague in this review, but I feel that in order to get the best impact, it’s best to know as little as possible beforehand.
Bottom Line – Very powerful movie that exposes heinous acts that affect both humans and animals. Very deserving of the Oscar for Best Documentary. Opened my eyes to many interesting facts. Highly recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – People Concerned for the Ocean, a local Taiji activist group, distributed DVDs in March of 2011 of the film, dubbed in Japanese, to all 3,500 residents of Taiji. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy
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