Well it has once again come to that time of year when all of us movie geeks go over our list of movies we have seen over the past year and try to make our top ten lists. As I look over my list of movies that I saw in 2013, there have been some good ones (more on that later), along with some I wish I could get my time back (Amour, How I Live Now, and The Great Gatsby just to name a few). According to my list, I have seen 92 new movies in 2013, and by new, I mean anything I have not seen before, for example, I finally got North by Northwest off my list of shame.
Blackfish Directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Written by Gabriela Cowperthwaite and Eli B. Despres Magnolia Pictures
Rated PG-13 | 83 Minutes
Release Date: July 19, 2013 (Limited)
“Never Capture What You Can’t Control.”
Picture yourself at Sea World with your friends or family, and you are about to watch one of the many shows they have to offer. You are excited to see the famous killer whales as they show off some various tricks, which brings smile to everyone in the crowd. Things seem to be going well, although one of the whales appears to be distracted. And what happens next will stick with you for the rest of your life.
Blackfish is a documentary about one of those killer whales, Tilikum, who is responsible for the deaths of a three people. But this is not about showing how dangerous this animals are; rather, it’s a movie to show that when we take these smart, wild creatures and stick them in a confined areas in captivity, sometimes they get frustrated and accidents happen, including a few deaths.