National Geographic Shark Men
This National Geographic
presentation revolves around an elite group of shark hunters and
scientists as they attempt to unlock the secrets of the Great White
Sharks. This almost extreme sport expedition is run by Chris Fischer who
takes the viewer on an amazing journey behind these ancient creatures
that were here even before the dinosaurs.
The crew of Fischer's
job is simple, investigate their migratory habits and their reproductive
secrets of the Great Whites as they venture off the coasts of Mexico to
gather these secrets. Although much of the presentation feels like an
MTV sporting event, their main purpose is the scientific endeavour of
these sharks as they attempting tag them, follow them and even get
samples of their blood and semen. True!
The highlight of this
documentary is of Fischer and his "shark experts" catching a Great White
with their bodies, like those of the ancient Greeks wrestling lions and
all sorts of dangerous animals. Even I would be dubious of seeing this
in reality if I did not see it for myself. It's quite an amazing scene
and only highlights the testosterone and dedication of these men.
The documentary is also
littered with shark facts that serve to justify the premise and theories
of where these mislabelled dangerous creatures mate and there place in
It is fascinating DVD as
we watch these "surfer" type dudes attempt the unthinkable, all under
the watchful eyes of Fischer and his resident scientist, Dr. Domeier
plus actor Paul Walker (The Fast & the Furious) who is apparently a
marine biologist during his downtime from the movie world.
The camera work behind
this documentary is visually enticing that really brings the colours of
the ocean and these sharks to life. It looks great on a FULL HD TV but
the only letdown is the audio which seems a little dull at times but
nonetheless, the premise behind Shark Men is a treat to watch it unfold.