Shout! Factory gave audiences an early taste of winter this past September when it released the documentary presentation Wonders of the Arctic on Blu-ray/Digital combo pack and 4KUHD/BD 3D/Blu-ray/digital expanded combo pack. Yet another of the company’s recent IMAX offerings, the 40-minute-plus program is an interesting look at life in the Arctic that is worth at least one watch. That is due in part to its central topic. That will be discussed shortly. The information provided within the program is just as important to note in examining the program’s presentation as its central topic. That will be discussed later. As with Shout! Factory’s other IMAX offerings, this program’s cinematography stands proudly as one of the program’s most outstanding elements. Each element is important in its own right to the program’s presentation. All things considered, they make Wonders of the Arctic a program that students and lovers of the biological and ecological sciences will appreciate.
Wonders of the Arctic is a program that any student and lover of the biological and ecological sciences will appreciate. They will agree it is a program that is worth at least one watch. That statement is supported in part through the program’s central topic. The topic in question is that of life in the Arctic. It presents the interaction and intersection of humans and wildlife in one of the planet’s coldest regions. At the same time, it also points out the delicate balance that humans and animals share in that area. What is so important about this is that while it points out that balance, those behind the program never allow the message of that balance become preachy. That is important to note because at least two other offerings in the company’s IMAX series – The Last Reef: Cities Beneath The Sea and Humpback Whales – have both been blatantly preachy in nature. This program however, walks that line but never allows itself to fall in with those counterparts. That being the case, it does its own part to ensure audiences’ engagement at least to a point. It is just one of the elements that should be noted in examining this program’s presentation. The information presented within the program is just as important to note as the program’s central topic.
The central topic presented in Wonders of the Arctic is a key piece of the program’s overall presentation. That is because those behind the program never allow it to become too much of an activist film, unlike some of its counterparts, as it presents the intersection of human and animal life in one of the planet’s coldest places. That is just one piece of the program that should be noted here. The information that is provided throughout the program is just as important to note as its central topic. One of the most interesting pieces of information presented in this program focuses on the ways in which the Inuit people survive in the region. Audiences will be interested to see that they keep alive the tradition of using every part of the animals they hunt. That includes animals both above and below the ice. Touching on the matter of the information’s balance between informational and influential, narrator Victor Garber discusses the changes in the region’s ice flows and the impact those changes are having on the area at one point. This is one example of the information presented here consciously effectively walking that line. There is also mention of the research conducted on the area to study how much the region has changed over time. Even this mention manages to effectively balance information and influence. It is one more example, too of the importance of the presented information to the program’s whole. There is plenty of other information that audiences will appreciate just as much. All things considered, the information presented throughout Wonders of the Arctic clearly proves to be just as important to the program’s presentation as its central topic, and is just one more of the program’s key elements. The program’s cinematography is just as important as its topic and associated information if not even more important than those elements combined.
The topic at the heart of Wonders of the Arctic and its associated information are both key pieces of the program’s overall presentation. The two in themselves do plenty to keep viewers entertained. When they are set against one another, they ensure even more, audiences’ engagement. While both elements play their own important part in the program’s whole, they are just two of the program’s key elements. The program’s cinematography is just as important to note in examining its presentation as the previously discussed elements. Audiences will marvel at the aerial shots over the mountainous parts of the region just as much as they will the footage recorded in the area’s icy waters. Viewers will enjoy just as much getting to ride along on sled dog rides across the icy terrain. These are just some of the ways in which the program’s cinematography stands out. There is so much more for audiences to enjoy just from the visual angle here. When that outstanding overall cinematography is set alongside the program’s largely focused topic and equally engaging information, they make the program overall a work that, again, students and lovers of the biological and ecological sciences will appreciate.
Wonders of the Arctic, another entry in Shout! Factory’s IMAX series, is a work that students and lovers of the biological and ecological sciences will appreciate. They will agree it is a program worth at least one watch. That is proven in part through the program’s largely focused central topic. While it walks the line between being informative and influencing, it never allows itself to become preachy unlike a couple of its counterparts. The information presented throughout the program is just as important to note because it ensures even more, audiences’ engagement. The program’s cinematography rounds out its most important elements. Each element is important in its own right to the program’s presentation. All things considered, they make Wonders of the Arctic a program worth at least one watch by students and lovers of the biological and ecological sciences. It is available now in stores and online and can be ordered online direct via Shout! Factory’s online store. More information on this and other titles from Shout! Factory is available online now at:
To keep up with the latest sports and entertainment reviews and news, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it. Fans can always keep up with the latest sports and entertainment reviews and news in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.