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Experience up-close encounters with some of the most remarkable marine life ever captured on film while examining the impact of global climate change on the ocean wilderness as award-winning director/... read more read more...cinematographer Howard Hall (Into the Deep, Deep Sea 3D) travels from South Australia to the Indo-Pacific to teach viewers the importance of keeping our oceans clean for future generations. Just how great of an effect does global warming have on marine wildlife, and what can be done to ensure the future well-being of our planet? As the filmmakers reveal the delicacy of our fragile ecosystem, viewers are allowed the unique opportunity to see what we risk losing should we fail to address the issue of global climate change sooner rather than later. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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G, 41 min.

Directed by: Howard Hall

Release Date: February 13, 2009

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DVD Release Date: March 30, 2010

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  • February 1, 2011
    great documentary of the ocean and wonderful narration by Jim Carrey
  • August 17, 2009
    The 3D effects were pretty good, especially sitting near the front. It was not a climatic type film, just informational.
  • February 27, 2009
    Beautifully shot. 3D effects are sometimes too close to the face and feel unnatural, and too short, but I've never seen a great white shark in more vivid detail.
  • February 27, 2009
    OMG!!! So beautiful. This was just stunning to watch. The colors are so vibrant it is like being in the ocean.

Critic Reviews

Steven Rea
May 29, 2009
Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

The footage is spectacular, the colors electric, the life aquatic trippier than anything you'll see in even the most wildly imaginative animated fare. Full Review

Adam Markovitz
February 18, 2009
Adam Markovitz, Entertainment Weekly

It's impossible not to be wowed by some of the images in Under the Sea 3D, 
the coolest of which are a nice 
reminder that, even in the age of CG wizardry, the best special effects still c... Full Review

Peter Rainer
February 17, 2009
Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor

Under the Sea 3D is a beautiful reminder that movies can take us to places we've never been before. There are still worlds to conquer out there that don't require the gussying up of CGI effects to hol... Full Review

Christy Lemire
February 13, 2009
Christy Lemire, Associated Press

Even about halfway in, even having settled into your seat with those plastic glasses nestled on your nose, you'll still find yourself dazzled again and again by the impossibly breathtaking beauty of t... Full Review

Tom Long
February 13, 2009
Tom Long, Detroit News

The plot may not be much -- amazing creatures live in the sea and if we keep polluting the world a bunch of them will die, so let's stop being such jerks -- but the visuals are absolutely fantastic. Full Review

Elizabeth Weitzman
February 13, 2009
Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News

If you're not taking the family on an exotic beach vacation anytime soon, consider this a reasonable alternative. Full Review

Lou Lumenick
February 13, 2009
Lou Lumenick, New York Post

The 3-D effects are uncanny; much of the audience ducked when sea snakes lunged at it. You can't get that on your TV set. Yet. Full Review

Reyhan Harmanci
February 13, 2009
Reyhan Harmanci, San Francisco Chronicle

Oceanic movies in actual science museums are far more interesting and nuanced than this documentary -- not to mention the wildly popular Planet Earth series, which even in 2-D looks better. Full Review

Glenn Whipp
February 13, 2009
Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times

As intimate and enjoyable as anything Imax has done in 3-D. Full Review

Peter Howell
February 13, 2009
Peter Howell, Toronto Star

This is the fourth Imax underwater excursion, and the second in 3-D, and it may just be the best yet. Full Review

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