|RACING EXTINCTION (director: Louie Psihoyos; screenwriter: Mark Monroe; cinematographers: John Behrens, Shawn Heinrichs, Sean Kirby, Petr Stepanek; editors: Geoffrey Richman, Lyman Smith, Jason Zeldes; music: J. Ralph; cast: Christopher Clark, Bill Dewey, David Doubilet, Ady Gil, Eric Goode, Jerry Greenberg, Jason Hall-Spencer, Charles Hambleton, Shawn Heinrichs, Paul Hilton, Kirk Johnson, Leilani Munter, Elon Musk, Stuart Pimm, Louie Psihoyos, Heather Rally, Austin Richards, Joel Sartore, Louie Schwartzberg, Travis Threlkel, Boris Worm; Runtime: 94; MPAA Rating: NR; producers: Olivia Ahnemann, Fisher Stevens; Ripple Effect Production (Cinetic Media); 2015)|
interest documentary, something for schools
to show as an educational tool, is
conventionally helmed as a lecture by the
marine activist Louie Psihoyos."
by Dennis Schwartz
A special interest documentary,
something for schools to show as an educational
tool, is conventionally helmed as a lecture by the
marine activist Louie Psihoyos ("The
Cove"). The 'save the world' documentary from
the Oceanic Preservation Society, gets A Discovery
Channel viewing as it sounds the alarm that it
is thoughtless people who are endangering the world
with future extinction. It covers the senseless
hunting of endangered animals, the rise in pollution
and the reckless profiteering from the environment
that is destructive to nature. The film is intended as
a wake-up call for governments and people, as it
advocates being environmental friendly and finding a
way to make your commitment to the environment
lucrative but not destructive.
What the activist is peddling might make common sense, but the film was a bore and tells us nothing new.
REVIEWED ON 11/21/2015 GRADE: C+
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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