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Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk (2008)

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A documentary about a 15-day river-rafting trip on the Colorado River aimed at highlighting water conservation issues.

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Excellent Nature IMAX Experience
10 December 2008 | by (Philadelphia) – See all my reviews

This was a very good way to appreciate the wonders of the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River without flying out to Arizona. I thought the experience of seeing this on the IMAX screen was a particularly good use of this medium. You really felt as though you were shooting down the Colorado rapids, with the spectacular scenery of the Grand Canyon all around.

Some of the comments on this board disparaging the film must have been due to the overt political grand standing the film makers felt compelled to subject their audience to. While the cinematography was outstanding, the political/environmental commentary less so. The film makers seem to make a big deal out of blaming global warming for the drought in the western US, but that attribution seems like a stretch, especially given what happened to the native Indians thousands of years prior (vanished due to drought, long before the combustion engine, let alone Hoover Dam).

The sanctimonious environmental preaching aside, this was an excellent movie, well worth checking out at your local IMAX theater.


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