That’s it! I’m putting my foot down! I am so sick of people saying “The Cove, oh no I can’t see that film, it’s about dolphin killing.” You stupid person, you’re wrong and I’m not listening to you anyone. I’m saying this as simply as possible. You are a bad person if you do not see this film. Everyone, EVERYONE needs to see The Cove. Not because you all need to go out and save Flipper but because it will inspire you to do something (not necessarily with dolphins) good in your life and leave you feeling empowered. You can make a difference in whatever way you want just like the people in this film are doing.
So stop your bitching and get out and see this movie. Check out the review below…
The Cove is a documentary that tells the story of an elite team of activists, filmmakers and free-divers who embark on a covert mission to penetrate a specific cove in Taiji, Japan, where approximately 23,000 dolphins are killed every year. Former dolphin trainer Ric O’ Barry, the man who captured and trained the first five dolphins who played Flipper in the international television sensation, attempts to stop the deadly cycle he helped create.
Throughout the movie O’ Barry seeks redemption and tries to take down the multi-billion dollar dolphin entertainment industry with the help of filmmaker Louis Psihoyos (read interview) and the Oceanic Preservation Society.
- The Violence: This film could very easily be a violent mess. As O’Barry and Psihoyos both told us they had plenty of other bloody footage— But they don’t show it, because they don’t need it. Their message is strong enough without having to show you the gore behind it. Yes, there are 2 minutes of footage that are hard to watch (they give you warning, turn away if you need) but the rest of the film alludes to what is going on without having to show you.
- It’s Not Just for Ocean Lovers: From, health reasons such as extreme levels of mercury poisoning to issues with the government that go much further than just dolphin killing — the film touches on subjects everyone should be aware of.
- It’s Fun to Watch: Yes it deals with a serious issue, but they do so in a fun and entertaining way. You are basically watching a real life Oceans 11 team in action.
- The Ocean Footage: It is absolutely breathtaking. They have some of the first every underwater shots in HD of a member of their team swimming (or rather playing) with a 50 foot whale and that’s just the start of it.
- The Team: These people quite literally risk their lives against the Japanese government to save these dolphins. All of them are amazing personalities that will have you rooting them.
- Ric O’Barry: Talk about a role model. If you need someone to inspire you to do what’s right, he’s your man.
- People are Scared of It: Don’t be.
Yes, you will cry. It’s impossible not to, but it will also inspire you and have you on the edge of your seat the entire time. Don’t chicken out! Go and see the film today! In a way, it’s the most feel-good movie you could possibly see.
The film is in select theaters now. Check out the trailer below…
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