Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen.
Having recovered from wounds received in a failed rescue operation, Navy SEAL Shane Wolfe is handed a new assignment: Protect the five Plummer kids from enemies of their recently deceased father -- a government scientist whose top-secret experiment remains in the kids' house.
Identical twins Annie and Hallie, separated at birth and each raised by one of their biological parents, later discover each other for the first time at summer camp and make a plan to bring their wayward parents back together.
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
8 DEGREES is the Disney-fied remake of a Japanese movie based on a true story about eight sled dogs left behind in a killer storm. When the folks got back to them many months later, only two were still alive and the fact that any were left alive was pretty damned amazing. In Disney's family-friendly version, those numbers are reversed, and only two perish. I guess they figured the truth would be too much to bear, and to be fair they're probably right. They also couldn't resist having the animals perform and think like humans at times, but at least they don't have them talking in the Queen's English to each other. The dogs themselves are adorable, and Paul Walker is convincing enough as their conscience-stricken boss as he tries desperately to get back to them. Bruce Greenwood is a sympathetic scientist. Jason Biggs plays Walker's geeky sidekick, akin to Archie's Jughead. The "arctic" vistas (with Greenland, Norway, Canada and stage sets standing in for Antartica) are absolutely breathtaking, so mush so that you will be left asking, "How did they film that?" A making-of segment on the DVD explains all. Let's put it this way: It wasn't easy. I was left wondering how it is Bruce Greenwood ended up starring in movies with the titles "Below" and "8 Below." Unfortunately, that is not explained here.
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