Flash Movie Review: Eight Below
My love of animals came from Maxine’s unconditional love, my aunt’s French Poodle. Even if you have not experienced that type of love from a pet, I feel you will still connect with this amazing story and fall in love with the dogs in this movie. The acting from the cast, such as Paul Walker as Jerry Shepard (The Fast and the Furious, 2 Fast 2 Furious) or Bruce Greenwood as Davis McClaren (Star Trek, Deja Vu) is not worth talking about, it is mediocre. The real stars of this movie are the huskies and they will quickly get under your skin. Inspired by a true story, Jerry the sled dogs’ trainer, must leave the canines behind, as the polar base must be quickly evacuated, due to a fast approaching Antarctic heavy storm. Promising his furry friends he will return after the storm, Jerry Shepard is confronted with complications that prevent him from keeping his word. Will the dogs be able to survive on their own? My attention was drawn to the plight of these brave huskies. Watching this story unfold, one will see the courage, the bravery, the deepest love that drives us to do whatever it takes to help the ones we love.
2 3/4 stars — DVD