Into The Cold: A Journey of the Soul
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Sebastian Copeland and Keith Heger set off an expedition to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of Perry and Henson's treck to the North Pole and in the process teach us about the importance of polar ice caps.
The images are stunning and the message is unmistakably clear; The polar ice caps are melting at an alarming rate and if we don't change the way we pollute our environments, our future generations are going to have a really tough time.
The photography makes a lasting impression, at times you actually feel that you are right there with them in the most inhospitable place on earth.
Mr. Copeland should be applauded for caring so much about the world that he is willing to risk his life to bring this message to the everyone.
I encourage everybody to see this film. It is visually amazing and covers a desperately important subject-matter.
As for the filming, no movie set could ever do this justice. And likely, no Hollywood actors are going to go to the real place to get the job done. These men are in THE real place on THE very top of our planet capturing its incredible glory. It's stunning and beautiful and courageous, and it takes you somewhere you will never go....to The North Pole.
Envigorating to watch. Visually beautiful! Impossibly daring. Into the Cold is a story of unbelievable determination against incredible odds. And, if you have a big screen, all the better, because Into the Cold is even bigger than that.
One thing to note... I highly suggest you bring your coat, because Sebastian and Keith are taking you INTO THE COLD.
Visually stunning the film gives a good idea what its like to be alone on the ice. The visuals in this film are amazing and and are the reason the film should be seen.
The trouble is that the film is kind of a mess other wise. The film is very much a self love letter to Copeland with narration that is much too purple and self congratulatory. I came to despise the central figure of the film because its all about him.
How much is it about him? We get a good look at his life, but at the same time we learn almost nothing about Keith Heger who made the trip with Copeland. Sure he's there, but he's more a body than anything else, its all Copeland. The film also gives almost no background on the original trip of Perry and Henson. It was something that happened and other than a couple of pictures and an odd mention about how they had to walk back and were not helicoptered home (as Heger and Copeland were).
There is also way too much talk of climate change. Its clear that there is a problem, but Copeland the director drones on repeatedly about it at every opportunity so that it isn't long before we want to scream "enough". It would be fine if he had managed to work the subject into relevant parts of the narration, but he doesn't with the result it seems out of place. (actually it's like being hit over the head with a toaster).
However with all that is wrong with the narrative, there is the images. the images are amazing. The images are the films saving grace. If it wasn't for the spectacular images the film would be a major bust."
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Ridiculous. The horrific, imminent doom-and-gloom melting of the Earth’s ice caps–which Al Gore predicted would disappear completely by 2013– are doing quite well, thank you very... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
“Into the Cold: A Journey of the Soul” (2010 release; 87 min.) retells the preparation for, and then the actual attempt, to recreate the polar expedition of Admiral Keary and his... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Paul Allaer
I just couldn't get into it. I felt that Sebastian Copeland really showed a lack of charisma/personality/emotion considering everything that was going on in the film.Published 23 months ago by Katherine Daynard
Excellent video of the difficulties in polar travel and explorations with some important environmental notes emphasizing global warming consequences to the polar ice cap.Published on March 26, 2014 by Eldon W. Askew
Amazing polar exploration journey, & unlike so many previous attempts, these explorers could add the phrase "no animals were harmed during this undertaking". Read morePublished on November 13, 2013 by HCobban
This is all about one man by one man for one man. No something I could recommend as a documentary, more of a boring self profile.Published on August 11, 2013 by J. Martin