This is the very IMAX film (shot in 1991 & screened at the IMAX theater when I first saw it; I just watched it again on the Blu-ray disc) that captured my heart and enticed me to take the trip to the far far land of Antarctica (read my adventure). What is it about the ice and the pristine atmosphere that had travelers spent thousands of dollars each and traverse thousands of miles to get there? The adventure? The experience? The conquest? The sights? The penguins? Or simply the impossible?! Well, all of the above and possibly some more.
This film takes you deep into the crevasses of Antarctica where no travelers had ventured. Diving into the frozen waters and exploring the ice caves of Antarctica. You see it nowhere else but on this spectacular and extraordinary film. One simply cannot imagine how awesome and out of this world the world of Antarctica is! We have only begun to see the tip of the icebergs… below sea a world unlike our own, with colors more amazing than anything we’ve ever seen before.
Antarctica is a film about human’s place in the world and our role in trying to save the planet. Despite having been there myself, by boat as well as hovering over it by plane, Antarctica under sea is something I’ve never ever seen, other than on this film. Overall, I was stunned by the beauty of the ice continent as much as when I first viewed it in the Omnimax theater more than a decade ago. It makes me want to go there again!!!
The film is a little short in length (38 mins) but I can appreciate the difficulty involved filming in Antarctica. A must see for anyone interested in Antarctica and its beauty. If I may suggest, see it at the IMAX whenever you can. That makes this film a rarity and simply stunning!
Pros: Good introduction to the continent and balance between topics Cons: Tries to cover too many topics The Bottom Line: Great if you are not very familiar with the continent, but otherwise could be kind of boring, however it does have great scenery. Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot. This was originally made as an Imax movie, but it is still decent to see on your home television with … more
Originally filmed in IMAX and digitally remastered for home video, this film takes the viewer into the heart of Antarctica, from the majesty of its glacial peaks to frolicking penguins in the icy waters.