From director, writer and photographer Howard Hall comes Under
the Sea 3D, a wonderful and informative IMAX documentary
that takes viewer on an underwater journey of some of the world's
most amazing sea creatures.
Narrated by Jim Carrey, he successfully manages to capture the
viewers imagination and although there is a touch a humour, Carrey
ensures that this documentary is nothing more than professional.
Filmed with the latest 3D photography techniques, Under the Sea
showcases three distinct parts of the world that include Papua New
Guinea, Indonesia, The Great Barrier Reef and the oceans of South
Australia. Each of locales is quite diverse as are the creatures
that inhabit these areas and Hall carefully moves between locations
as the viewers experience turtles, sea snakes and dragons.
There are two stars of this documentary, one is the amazing
underwater creatures and the second, is the visually stunning 3D
effects that almost makes you part of this documentary. The video
quality is truly impressive with exceptional vibrant colours and an
amazing rainbow colour palette, thanks to the wide variety of
Although I was expecting just the standard underwater documentary
that includes colourful fish, sharks and turtles, the viewer was
also given a chance of seeing other wondrous creatures such as the
world's most venous fish, the stonefish and two threatened species,
the rare South Australian Leafy Sea Dragon and fur seal. Seeing
these creatures in their natural habitat is a remarkable experience
that truly needs to experienced on the IMAX screen and in 3D
The documentary also gives the viewer a strong message, thanks to
Carrey that mankind is destroying the habitats of these innocent
creatures, from the coral destruction in The Great Barrier Reef to
the warming of the seas in South Australia which is threatening the
dragons and the seals. If the waters continue to warm, these
creatures will have nowhere to call home.
In conclusion, Under the Sea 3D is a colourful and amazing journey
into this hidden environment which is nothing short of spectacular.
Truly a movie that the entire family can enjoy and the unexpected
yet clichéd ending will definitely draw your heart strings..
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