To the Arctic (2012) (3D Blu-ray+Blu-ray+DVD)
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To The Arctic takes you on a never before seen journey through the power of the IMAX lens into the lives of a mother polar bear and her two seven-month-old cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness they call home. Captivating, adventurous, and intimate footage brings you up close and personal with this family's struggle to survive in a frigid and dynamic environment of melting ice, immense glaciers, spectacular waterfalls, and majestic snow-bound peaks. Three-time Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep narrates To The Arctic.]]>
- Life Under Water
- The Challenge of Filming in the Arctic
- To The Arctic with Meryl Streep
- A Polar Bear Family
- Welcome to the Arctic
Top Customer Reviews
This is a wonderful movie with a message, but I'll warn anyone coming into this: this film is very focused on global warming. It's an important message, but I felt that at times this film didn't entirely know what to focus on: the polar bears or the threat to their environment. As a result we don't really have a good look at either. To the Artic is only 40 minutes in length, so this leaves it with a bit of a handicap.
The movie is gorgeous to watch, so even with the film feeling a bit muddled in its focus you still have tons of gorgeous scenery to watch. The film work is really amazing here, with tons of close ups of adorable polar bear behavior and breathtaking shots of the glistening ice. There are also some shots of how the scenes are shot, both human and remote cameras. I think this was one of the more interesting aspects of the movie because at times it shows how dangerous it can be for the equipment and the persons going underwater.
I think that this was toned down a lot for younger audiences and the short length, but at times I kind of feel that they could have done more with this. I remember watching far more intense films when I was younger on PBS and not getting too scared, so I really wish that they'd gone a bit more in depth either way. I do like that this film mentioned how we impact the environment, but I wish that they'd elaborated just a little. Maybe giving some suggestions on how to help or something along those lines?
Overall though this is still very much worth the price of admission to your local theater and worth renting.Read more ›
Sure, the film strongly addresses the deterioration of the ice caps and glaciers. Doesn't matter what you think is causing this slow-moving catastrophe. Any sane person will agree we should do whatever we can to slow it down. There's a good chance our children's children (if they haven't left the planet) will be struggling to survive if we are inattentive to this people-destroying event. The polar bears and birds are only among the first to show the effects.
What can a person say? Either we understand that we are helping to slowly choke off Mother Earth's ability to nurture us, or we'd rather be either a politician trying to hold on to power or one of his/her devotees. Nearly all the world's most prominent and well-respected scientists (about 98% at last international count) call this a no-brainer. There is nothing political ultimately about being choked into extinction. Death is death both to Democrats and Republicans.
Meanwhile, Meryl Streep's narration is outstanding, and the Beatles' songs used (of which another reviewer said, "Ick"!!!!) are wonderful to hear in clear 5.1 sound. Even if you hate thinking about "climate change", I would buy this,turn off the sound, put on your favorite music, and become immersed in the amazing visual experience this film affords--particularly in 3-D.
It tells the story of the joy and plight of polar bears by following one special mother and her two cubs, and yes, it tells of the hardships arctic life and all life will experience if the ice cap continues to melt at the current rate.
The call to action to help preserve the things we cherish was a bonus--not a detraction.
A super movie to watch with children.
Have only seen some parts in 3D & it is exhilarating.
Team IMAX to make more movies & release them often & they must not be costly. Have to be cheap / affordable.-- Viraf P Chinoy
Most Recent Customer Reviews
"Global warming" propaganda, pure and simple. Meryl Streep's over-the-top tone of dire, whining concern juxtaposed with lighthearted music should win some sort of Oscar for... Read morePublished 1 month ago by grouper52
The shot are great and narration is good, although I was expecting a bit more quantity of breathtaking shots.Published 1 month ago by F. I. Ramirez
Thoroughly enjoyed the documentary material and spectacular scenery. Nicely done. The 3D is also great.Published 9 months ago by Edward Betz
Truly well made,got to love those IMAX productions,Bravo,Gilles.Published 9 months ago by gilles gougeon
If I wanted to hear someone's thoughts on Global Warming I could easily have looked it up on the internet. Only 10 minutes into the movie it goes off on a global warming tirade. Read morePublished 15 months ago by John Ohio
Another superb 3d documentary for 3d-collectors; experience it by purchasing from Amazon-com.Published 16 months ago by Reggun