Saturday, February 25, 2006

All that snow and dogs too..8 Below

So I broke down and saw the movie everyone is talking about, Eight Below.

Well, I can definitely say it was long. If you are in the mood for a quick family friendly fix, this is not that movie. The whole movie was tame enough all but very young or impressionable children would be fine, however, the pace was slower than molasses.

Overall nearly two hours in length, the majority of the action takes place in the second half hour. Between time is filled with lots of great outdoors shots of snow and ice. Admittedly scenes most of us will never see in person. The time we are not checking out the scenery, we are watching people, wth some brief, family friendly, and generally unexciting conversation. So unless your kids can find some interest in watching dogs walk around, people mill around, or enjoy the shots, then maybe leave them at home.

On the other hand, if you like watching dogs play in the snow, wonderful panaromic shots, and a couple of decent looking actors, then this is the movie for you. It is a feel good movie for sure, and honestly not that bad.

Warnings: some violence with the dogs, some tense moments of danger
Upside: no human violence, no foul language, no sex, no nudity


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