Dolphins

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  • Exciting and Moving

    May 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: breathtaking scenery, good message, Imax environment
    Cons: Not long enough!

    Summary: Every month in our parent-participation school program, the parents organize a field trip and take a group of kids on a field trip. This past Friday we decided our adventure would be a trip to the Imax theater to see Dolphins. I have always enjoyed the ... read more

  • Great Imax showing

    Mar 6, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Wonderful film work, great interactions
    Cons: too short..

    Summary: I have seen this movie several times, once at the IMAX at the World Golf Village here in St. Augustine, and then several on the INHD channel on my cable service, and i always enjoy it. Of course, being a Florida native, i love anything that involves ... read more

  • Seafood for the eyes and the mind

    Apr 3, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Spellbinding cinematography, sunny vibe.
    Cons: Doesn't answer the big questions of dolphin intelligence.

    Summary: IMAX cameras go underwater for this relaxing look at the charismatic marine mammals. With sunswept ocean locations, it's pleasantly diverting both as a science lesson and as a tropical travelogue. Actor Pierce Brosnan narrates this ... read more

  • Dolphins is Ear Candy

    Jul 5, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Images are wonderful and the music is great!
    Cons: Can be slow in some parts, very educational more than entertaining

    Summary: The closest IMAX to where we live is in San Simeon, home to Hearst Castle. Most of the time they show the host film, "Building the Dream" which is about the building of the castle. However we do get the occasional visiting feature. What a joy to have ... read more

  • The way IMAX should be used...Dolphins, The Movie

    Jun 1, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Information seemed to be accurate and fact based.
    Cons: The movie didn't seem to be more than an hour and a half long.

    Summary: While vacationing in Virginia Beach recently I had my first IMAX experience. In case you have been living in a closet, IMAX is a movie theatre. What makes it special? The screen is something like 13 stories tall and 6 stories wide. Now that's what I ... read more

  • Big, But Boring

    Apr 3, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Big screen dolphins, some decent photography.
    Cons: Very boring at times. Fails to utilize the large format.

    Summary: The new IMAX film Dolphins fails in the same way that many IMAX films fail, in that it does not utilize the giant film format to it's full potential. What is the use of going to all the expense of producing a film in the large format if you ... read more

  • Re-live Science Class in 3-D

    Mar 21, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Underwater sound and sight
    Cons: Too much talking

    Summary: I am a huge fan of IMAX and have seen everything that has been released (at least once!). My expectation with Dolphins was that it would be a peaceful sensory experience and I could tune out above water noise while floating undersea. But my expectation ... read more

  • Everything to know about Dolphins

    Mar 9, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Detailed, very informative
    Cons: Loud, causing motion sickness if not careful

    Summary: The newly released IMAX film Dolphins is a very informative film on just about everything you want to know about the wonderful creatures of the sea. I am very interested in Dolphins and have always enjoyed their playful, yet very intelligent attitudes. ... read more

  • Dolphins a Slight Disappointment

    Feb 27, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautifully shot and filmed.
    Cons: Not enough dolphin footage, at times a little too abrupt.

    Summary: This film, for of all, was beautifully shot and filmed. The dolphins, the stars of the show, were beautiful. So why didn't they get more footage? I would like to have seen dolphins on the screen the entire film. Instead, there were a lot of people ... read more

  • An Experience You Won't Forget!

    Feb 2, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Wonderful scenes of swimming with dolphins, and all around water areas.
    Cons: Not enough "fun" stuff, but more scientific information.

    Summary: Wow, what can I say about this movie? It was wonderful! Dolphins--the name really says it all. This IMAX movie is basicly telling you all you could know about dolphins in 45 minutes. There was a great deal of scientific information about them, but ... read more

  • An Underwater Adventure

    Dec 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful imagery; educating for all.
    Cons: Small children may grow restless.

    Summary: This is a magical film. IMAX movies are always a joy, and breath takingly beautiful, but "Dolphins" is extra special. The audience is taken on an underwater adventure with these super intelligent mammals, and witness them at play, feeding,and ... read more

  • Made significant impact on me. I would watch it again

    Dec 7, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Many aspects of dolphin life were covered
    Cons: It needed a bit more computer graphics.

    Summary: I remember more from this movie than many others because it described in detail human to dolphin interactions and gave a realistic description of life of dolphins. I enjoyed the movie tremendously because I am not very likely to go snorkeling or diving ... read more

  • go...dolphins!!!

    Dec 7, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: great learning experience
    Cons: only in big cities

    Summary: while in birmingham,al for an weekend of concerts boredom struck.seeking refuge from the indiffusible heat my boyfriend and i wandered into the birmingham science center.he had never seen an imax and had always wanted to...so in we went.i have seen ... read more

  • Dauphins in Montreal

    Dec 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautifully filmed, intense.
    Cons: Too short - 50 minutes or so.

    Summary: In real life, I am a high school French teacher (in Vermont), and once a year or so I and a colleague take a busload of students to Montreal, which is two and half hours away, for the day. One of the activities we always include in this trip is an IMAX ... read more

  • Big Splash for Dolphins!

    Dec 3, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Technically and visually breathtaking!
    Cons: Wish it could have been longer.

    Summary: I truly enjoyed Dolphins as an IMAX film.It was an experience for the senses. The photography was clear and precise(such as the plane ride down one sandy coastline), and the story of the dolphins interaction with humans, was informational as well as ... read more

  • Riveting

    Nov 24, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Everything
    Cons: Nothing

    Summary: This was the most amazing and riveting film that I have ever seen. I can never take my three children to the same movies because of the vast difference in their ages. My oldest is 14, the the middle child is 7 and the youngest is 4. I have ... read more

  • Antidote for a Winter Day !!!!

    Nov 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: subject, scenery
    Cons: perhaps too short

    Summary: I saw "Dolphins" at the Hayden Planetarium in New York City. They have an old Imax theater. i prefer the ones that are dome shaped and seem to surround the audience. However, the film was about a dolphin researcher and her quest to discover the ... read more

  • Under the Sea!

    Oct 24, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cheaper than going to Florida to swim with the dolphins
    Cons: It isn't Florida, swimming with dolphins

    Summary: Ever wanted to swim with dolphins? Well now you can with the new IMAX picture, "Dolphins". I have been in love with IMAX pictures since they put a theater into the Boston Museum of Science. That was many years ago. I try to go at least once ... read more

  • Dolphins - A Must See IMAX

    Oct 19, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Pierce Brosnan, Sting, and of course those wonderful dolphins!
    Cons: -

    Summary: I saw this IMAX at the Museum of Natural History in NYC. WOW. Pierce Brosnan narrates and Sting does the music. Who needs more!?! In fact, the incredible cinematography draws you in immediately. Any fan of IMAX movies knows how unique ... read more

  • I wish I had a dolphin for a boss.

    Oct 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great cinematography, wonderful casting :)
    Cons: The tuna fiasco

    Summary: Last weekend I went to my favorite place....The Museum of Science in Boston...where I saw the IMAX show: Dolphins. I guess you could call me a sucker for IMAX or OMNI to begin with...but this show made me want to give up my job as a teacher and go back ... read more

  • A Great Movie for Senior Citizens

    Sep 8, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice entertainment
    Cons: Went by fast!

    Summary: I took a group of Senior Citizens (40) to see the DOLPHINS, at the IMAX - Exploreum in Mobile, AL. I also took my 1 & 4 year old sons to see the movie. The kids thought we were flying. The youngest watched about half of the ... read more

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