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This cracks me up!,
This review is from: Whale Wars: Season 3 (DVD)
I watched most of season 3 and I have to say that although I strongly disagree with the Japanese policy of hunting whales for "science" I just love the amateurish antics of the Sea Sheperd crews! As a former military member, to stop what is going on will not happen using good intentions, potato guns and stink bombs. It looks like a bunch of teenagers out on daddy's boat harrassing a rich guy on his yacht! I did love the Ady Gil ship and was sad to see it sink and yes I agree the Japanese captain deliberately rammed it (Do you think old Pete Bethune felt like JFK in PT 109??) but when you engage in battle, especially on the sea, you never go in with the tanks on empty!!
I got so many laughs out of watching them try to launch the RIB's my stomach hurt. All that aside, the camera work and the detail that AP goes into telling the story is amazing. Top notch work. They realistically portray how difficult the Sea Sheperds work really is. Under-funded, under-equipped, and definitely under-trained/prepared they still go forward and try their best to stop, or at least slow, the harvesting of whales.
I recommend this DVD set for both the camera work and to expose what is happening through a loophole in international law. Japan should immediately stop this senseless slaughter and to do so will take multiple governments involvement, not Operation Petticoat to do so.
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Initial post: Dec 11, 2010 1:52:19 PM PST
I agree with you completely. I am through #3 of Season 3 and so enjoying the amateur antics and buffoonery of these well-meaning folks. Hysterical. Bunch of rank amateurs running around pretending to be doing something useful. The captain of the Bob Barker, barely refitted, no sea trials after engine rebuild, 60 yrs old, having engine trouble, steers right into the middle of a terrific storm, putting his ship, the mission, and the crew at terrible risk (his first time as ship captain, he only managed yachts before) and justifying it by saying if they can save 10 hrs they can save some whales, but there's no guarantee Watson's plan for two ships will work at all. What a bunch of yahoos. And Watson as a captain? He stands around clueless most of the time. Any captain worth his salt would have had the crew practicing launching the zephyrs over and over until they could do it in their sleep. Instead, they wait until they are confronted with the Japanese ship for what appears to be a first-time effort. Ridiculous. Shame, because the whaling should stop. But these guys are a joke. Fun to watch, though.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2010 7:10:26 AM PST
Pure comedy! I was LMAO for many scenes, especially when they had to sound the alarm and that skinny dude trying to grow a beard was looking frantically for the alarm button/switch. Obviously not ex-military running this love boat!!
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