Friday, February 17, 2017

Dream Big: Engineering Our World Movie Review

The Shanghai Tower is featured in Dream Big: Engineering Our World

Dream On

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: Narrated by Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges, Dream Big: Engineering Our World is a first film of its kind for IMAX and giant screen theatres that will transform how we think about engineering. From the Great Wall of China and the world's tallest buildings to underwater robots, solar cars and smart, sustainable cities, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and shows how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected and amazing ways. With its inspiring stories of human grit and aspiration, and extraordinary visuals for the world's largest screens, Dream Big reveals the compassion and creativity that drive engineers to create better lives for people and a more sustainable future for us all.

"We never really saw our world... until they showed it to us." Who's they? Engineers, the architects of yesterday, today and tomorrow, who finally get some Hollywood love, courtesy of MacGillivray Freeman's Dream Big: Engineering Our World. "The boldest solutions start with the biggest dreams," but the 42-minute doc is at its best, whilst showcasing more practical uses, such as building foot bridges in Haiti. Not as flashy as previous IMAX features; but you'll be hard pressed to find a better/more entertaining vehicle to motivate kids (boys and girls) to "start asking small (and big) questions" of their own.

Grade: B

* Dream Big: Engineering Our World opens today (February 17th) at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater, and Airbus IMAX Theater in Chantilly, Virginia. Click here to purchase tickets.