ARCTIC TALE: SAD BUT TRUE
With global warming and its effects as the underlying theme, Arctic Tale is the story of two different species of animals that are having their lives taken from them. Nanu the polar bear and Seela the walrus are the heart of the film. Their survival chances are being diminished. But yet they still press on as their environment changes for the worse.
Nanu the polar bear, her mother, and her brother have just woken up from hibernation. They need to go get food. Seela, her mother, and her auntie are hungry also. They live in the Arctic. Temperatures are getting warmer every year. It is affecting their ability to find food. They face becoming prey, not finding food, and extreme weather. They may not have a home by 2040.
The story isn’t March of the Penguins. It more about their quest for food and not as detailed. Nevertheless, it is their basic need being taken from them because of humans. It is sad but a fact of life. They face their obstacles and adapt, why can’t humans? Queen Latifah narrates the film and brings some fun to a serious subject. The walruses after they have eaten are humorous to watch and listen to. Directors Adam Ravetch and Sarah Robertson and their team spent 15 years making the movie. Ravetch braved being in a shark tank underwater to get close to the walruses so he could study them in their house.
There are breathtaking shots of this seemingly untouched environment. These animals and their natural habitat are being destroyed by humans. It makes you want to get involved.
More details of these animals and their interaction with each other would have made the film more touching.
Artic Tale comes from the producers of March of the Penguins and An Inconvenient Truth. Shows you that we as humans need to act now. Their home being taken from them will soon affect us also.