Watched this at the Mugar Omnimax Theater at the Boston Museum of Science. It kind of falls into every cliche you’d expect of an animal-themed IMAX film, but who can complain about seeing larger than life dolphins leaping and diving? Pierce Brosnan provides the narration but often yields to the featured scientists who share their knowledge and passion regarding these aquatic mammals. On the odd side, the soundtrack is by Sting which makes me wonder what dolphins did to deserve this (especially since most of the music is reggae-tinged instrumental arrangements of Sting’s hit songs which have nothing to do with dolphins). Rating: ***1/2
Title: Galapagos: The Enchanted Voyage Release Date: 1999 Director: David Clark, Al Giddings Production Co: IMAX, Mandalay Media Arts, National Science Foundation Country: USA Language: English Genre: Documentary | Nature | IMAX Rating: *** 1/2
Another great IMAX film experience at the Boston Museum of Science. The film immerses one in the lunar landscape of the Galapagos Islands with it’s many uniquely-evolved creatures and plants. Then it takes you deep beneath the sea to explore newly-discovered aquatic creatures. The star of the film is zoologist Carol Baldwin (and fellow William & Mary alum) who among other things takes a submersible into the deep ocean and sucks up specimens of sea life with a nifty vacuum tube. My 7-year-old son gave the movie a thumbs up as well.