We really do live on a beautiful blue planet and one’s heart leaps up when one see us spinning silently in space in 3D. What a way to begin an IMAX documentary about the watery blue of our world and the giants that roam free in it. HUMPBACK WHALES IN 3D is playing at IMAX Darling Harbour and it is an engrossing, eye- opening insight into a world hidden from all but a select few. This is a short film, 39 minutes, but the images are rich, the audio is state of the art, and the message is gently placed.
The images are truly astonishing. Brilliantly filmed and edited so that the action is mostly in the centre and lower frame to reduce head bobbing, we see the whales both below the water and above as they are breaching. But when a 40 ton, 50 foot Humpback rises vertically to the surface and the audience moves as one to follow its path to the top of the screen, there is a communal intake of breath. This is why IMAX is the perfect place to see this film. Continue reading Humpback Whales In 3D @ IMAX