Friday, March 20, 2015

Jean-Michel Cousteau's Secret Ocean 3D Movie Review

From Ruins to Reef

Smithsonian Plot: Narrated by renowned oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean 3D brings to the stunning IMAX 3D screen a breakthrough look at a secret world within the ocean that is perhaps the biggest story of all - that the smallest life in the sea is the mightiest force on which we all depend. Alongside marine biologist Holly Lohuis, Jean-Michel Cousteau invites audiences to dive into this whole new world that will leave them in awe of the beauty and diversity of the oceans - the source of all life on our planet - and inspire an even stronger desire to protect what they have either seen for the first time or perhaps re-discovered along the journey.

We're reminded early on, "Every other breath we take, is a gift from the sea." Secret Ocean backs up that claim with breathtaking evidence, as only a Cousteau can show us. What's shown, is nothing short of incredible. Even the tiniest of organisms are blown up to IMAX-esque proportions, converting oft-overlooked planktons into wondrous (and intricate) sea creatures. Best of all, these tiny marvels are given precedence over "more glamorous" sharks, etc. Expect to learn a lot; but prepare to be blown away by never-before-seen close-ups of unparalleled beauty (and importance.) It's an jungle ocean out there: Drink it in.