Movie Review: Yellowstone: The World’s First National Park (2012) #atozchallenge

This is my entry for “Y” in the Blogging A to Z Challenge. Throughout April I will be watching and reviewing a documentary movie from A to Z. This is the first”Y” documentary I’ve reviewed.

TitleYellowstone: The World’s First National Park
Release Date: September 4, 2012
Director: Kenny James
Production Company: Mill Creek Entertainment

I’m fascinated with Yellowstone National Park, and one day I hope to go there.  This film has low production values and feels like an introductory film for tourists at a park visitor center.  All the same, the film focuses on the stunning landscape of Yellowstone, so the visuals are terrific.  There’s a little bit about the history and flora & fauna of Yellowstone (as well as the Grand Tetons, and surrounding areas), as well as an aerial tour of the park.  But the bulk of the movie is about the geology of Yellowstone, featuring the Yellowstone Caldera, the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, the Artists Paint Pots, and the many geysers, fumaroles, and hot springs.  National Park Service interpreters provide the narration.

What Can One Learn From Watching This Documentary:

Did you know that the Yellowstone Caldera completely destroyed the portion of the Rocky Mountains range that once passed through where the park is today?  I didn’t!

If You Like This You Might Also Want To …:

Visit the world’s first national park.  And take me with you!

If you can’t make it, you may enjoy reading Lost in My Own Backyard by Tim Cahill.

Source: I watched this movie on Hoopla Digital.
Rating: **1/2

5 thoughts on “Movie Review: Yellowstone: The World’s First National Park (2012) #atozchallenge

  1. Been there a couple times and seen numerous documentaries since. To be honest, it scares the tar out of me! It is beautiful, for sure. But I much prefer the Tetons in the area up around Jackson, Wyoming. They are so craggy. They remind me of the first scenes from Lord of the Rings. The narration that Galadriel does. I hope you get there someday — before it blows up and smothers us all to death! (Only half joking…) When Mt. St, Helens blew we had THAT ash clear down here in Utah. And Yellowstone is closer.

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    1. There seems to be disagreement in the scientific community of whether it will blow or if it will just keep slowly and churning and bubbling. I’m rooting for the later. Not that geology cares.

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