In the prehistoric past, a young man struggles to return home after being separated from his tribe during a buffalo hunt. He finds a similarly lost wolf companion and starts a friendship that would change humanity.
The Incredibles hero family takes on a new mission, which involves a change in family roles: Bob Parr (Mr Incredible) must manage the house while his wife Helen (Elastigirl) goes out to save the world.
Craig T. Nelson,
An epic adventure set in the last Ice Age, Alpha is a fascinating, visually stunning story that shines a light on the origins of man's best friend. While on his first hunt with his tribe's most elite group, a young man is injured and must learn to survive alone in the wilderness. After the young man reluctantly tames a lone wolf abandoned by its pack, the pair learn to rely on each other and become unlikely allies, enduring countless dangers and overwhelming odds in order to find their way home before winter arrives.
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When Keda falls during the hunt, he hits two ledges on the way down (and tries to grab a third, smaller ridge) before landing on the ledge below. But a few seconds later, when the camera travels from the tribe above to the unconscious Keda below, no other ledges protrude between the top and the ledge on which he is lying. See more »
Life is for the strong. It is earned, not given.
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Wow what an actual surprise. This movie was delayed many times. Originally scheduled to release in September 2017 it was pushed to March 2018 then to September 2018 then back a month to August 2018 ultimately. The reason for these delays? I'm not even quite sure. The first trailers showed a very dark story (which it kinda is), but then newer trailers showed off a bit more of a family friendly "kid gets prehistoric dog" sort of story. The story takes place 20,000 years ago in Europe following a young man named Keda (Kodi Smit-McPhee). who has finally joined his father Chief Tau (Johannes Haukur Johannesson) on their tribes yearly hunt. First off this movie is shot beautifully. Some of the best cinematography I've seen for any movie in 2018. It does a great job even in the opening sequence of hunting the bison of just getting color palettes down and giving a sense of dread. The performances are also something that excels in this movie. Johannesson as Chief Tau is just great. He has such a believable love for his son and their chemistry is great. Smit-McPhee as well is excellent and he really grows as a character here. They even created a language they use but even with it being non english the emotions run high in this one. I loved Alpha as well the wolf has a lot of emotions shown through its actions and some slight use of CG. My one gripe here is the last ten minutes get just a bit too Hollywood for me and although there's a twist to the entire story I still wanted it to change it slightly, but without spoiling it it actually makes sense it's just personal preference. Overall, solid movie that suffered from some really bad marketing. I would say if you missed this one to begin with definitely give it a look!
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