Director: Frank Marshall
Stars: Paul Walker, Jason Biggs, Bruce Greenwood |
If you love dogs, you will love this amazing Disney flick, if you don’t, you will fall in love with this animal after watching this. Eight Below is the heartwarming tale of Buck, Dewey, Max, Maya, Old Jack, Shadow, Shorty and Truman, all of whom are sled dogs for a scientific research station. I had to list the names of the dogs because they are the real stars of the film.
This could run the race of being the greatest adventure story ever told. I mean how else would you justify dogs, real dogs saving lives of men amidst snow all round. Add Paul Walker to the mix and you have a gem to be discovered.
Plot: Eight Below is allegedly based on a true story of a pack of eight sled dogs that were left to fend for themselves in the Antarctic wild over the course of many months. This possibly is an inspiration from Japanese film also inspired from a true story. Due to a real bad storm the head dog leader fellow (Paul Walker) has to leave dogs behind and is unable to get them out because of the winter. This means the dogs are left wide open and in a predicament they have never faced.
What’s Hot: The way the dogs survive, the way they hunt birds and hunt in packs. They way they fight the snow leopard together and save one of them after she is hit by the carnivore. And ultimate times are when these dogs alongside Paul Walker save the life of the scientist while returning after being hit by the storm.
What’s Not: Paul Walker rants and raves but doesn’t get-to-get back to save his bunch till the end. I mean if you love someone like that then head back no matter what, otherwise quit complaining. This didn’t suit the late Fast and the Furious star is known for stunts only God can imagine.
Verdict: This one comes hotly recommended by me. If you have children, watch it with them because this shows a story of affection like none.