DENNIS SCHWARTZ Movie Reviews

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)

"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."

Reviewed 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+

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