This is a fantastic film. It starts off with a shot from a twin engined aircraft skimming across Lake Superior at high speed to the beat of a tom-tom. The effect on the huge Imax screen is exhilarating.The movie also has many other excellent aerial shots as well as ones taken on the ground. The overall impression is one of awe and beauty for the great northern landscapes shown in the film.
North of Superior is not just about scenery. There are scenes of a wedding, a tugboat breaking ice, an Indian reservation, a forest fire, tree planting, among others. However, the film can only give a very abbreviated snapshot of life in this part of northern Ontario as it is only 18 minutes long.
The unnarrated soundtrack features an original song most appropriate to the theme, "What kind of man would come to this country?/ What kind of country would take him away?" This song perhaps characterized the movie perfectly. It's a film about a ruggedly beautiful land with a unique charm that has attracted people from all over the world.
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