Summary: Fine example of documentary film-making. Good bonus features on the disc, too. Should help raise awareness of the issues and put pressure on SeaWorld to do the right things: rehabilitation, sea-pens and an end to the 'circuses'.
Summary: I watched this and was in tears by the end (im a 45yr old male by the way).I defy anyone to watch this and not be affected by the plight of these beautiful and majestic creatures. Everyone should see this film.
Summary: A haunting and affecting documentary that highlights the plight of these majestic creatures doomed to a sad existence in a concrete tank for our entertainment. The film that sea-world wanted know one to see, but everyone should.
Summary: As sentient creatures of this incredibly beautiful world, are we not gifted with its protection and husbandry through our 'assumed' superior intellect? If so, how dare we seek to entrap and display other creatures for our own petty amusement? When our own 'civilised' development reaches fruition; as a race, we shall sadly look back at the debacle of deceitful, money-grabbing institutions like 'SeaWorld' for what they truly are. Prisons like 'SeaWorld' fill me with shame.
Summary: I remember going to SeaWorld in San Antonio when I was very young - being splashed was the best part of the show. Blackfish shows that no matter how fond those memories, they were perpetuated by a coverup - one that led to many injuries and even deaths - and, as far as animal abuse goes, is on par with the cruelty of traveling circuses were in the early 20th century.
Summary: The more people who see this film the better the world will be... and for this reason alone I'd say it was best film I've seen this year, maybe even this decade.. it's also the only film I've ever given 5 stars and it deserves each and every one... Add this to your list and show it to as many people as you can...
Excerpt: Blackfish is an insightful, heartbreaking, and shocking documentary which ranks as one of the very best of the year. Some may find it to be entirely one-sided, but how could it not be? SeaWorld execs refused to take part in defending themselves or having interviews done. Plus with all the lies they perpetuated, now exposed through talking heads from past employees and trainers, among other people connected to the capturing of whales for the shows, it wouldn't matter...