In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with leading lady Ann Darrow.
In the Antarctic, after an expedition with Dr. Davis McClaren, the sled dog trainer Jerry Shepherd has to leave the polar base with his colleagues due to the proximity of a heavy snow storm. He ties his dogs to be rescued after, but the mission is called-off and the dogs are left alone at their own fortune. For six months, Jerry tries to find a sponsor for a rescue mission while his dogs fight for survival. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Each dog had at least one stunt double. In all, over 30 dogs were used in this film, at least 5 of which also appeared in the movie Snow Dogs (2002). See more »
The film takes place in Antarctica during the 1990s, but the United States Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978 specifically prohibits the introduction of non-indigenous plants and animals to the Antarctic continent. There could be no sled dogs attached to any activity in Antarctica funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation at the time of the film's setting. See more »
This film is one that I found I could sit back and enjoy the scenery, the stark beauty of the Antartic, and the personalities of the dogs and humans.
I do wolf education with my husky-wolf mix and it was exciting to see the dogs use their strong senses to survive in the harsh land. Their loyalty to the family mirrored that of a wild wolf pack and showed where the intelligence of domestic dogs was honed and refined in the long ago battles of survival.
Huskies and Malemutes look at home in that element because they were bred to work and survive in like conditions. These two near primitives could really do what these actors did and survive. It was refreshing to me to see humans show the same dedication and love for the dogs that dogs give to their human family members every day. It would be hard for actors to really be able to show all that those of us who treasure our dogs would feel if we had to leave them behind but he did a credible job.
I am glad to have been able to see this movie and I enjoyed it every bit as much as I did IRON WILL and his huskies.
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