Although I'm not really a fan of documentaries, this one was really disturbing for me. A necessary record about the poor situation of those big animals locked up in sea parks all over the world and the tragic consequences that are frequently hidden out by the media. Prepare your nerves for the real footage scenes.
An incredibly frustrating documentary that delivers its message with a good ole punch. After seeing what these creatures go through I feel like the audience deserved a punch for being so blissfully unaware! It made me feel guilty for ever attending SeaWorld. However this film's biggest problem is in its very messy and unorganized structure which stopped my loving it. But content wise this is powerful and important!
A beautifully upsetting documentary that explores the complexity and the morally grey of family entertainment. This would make for a great origin story for a whale revenge flick, where the whale is the main character! That would be satisfying. This on the other hand, is frustrating! And rightfully so.
Blackfish tells the story of Tilikum's sad journey into captivity and shows definitively time and time again that these magnificent creatures cannot be kept as slaves in bathtubs. Perhaps what is most appalling of all in this film is the continued ugly spin Seaworld would put on any orca incident, blaming their own trainers for their death or injury and keeping them in the dark on the real danger of these animals.
6 minutes in and I was already tearing up.
I used to love Seaworld (I love marine animals and fishes and Seaworld was the only place I could encounter so many in a day, you know?), but now, not so much.
This could have been one of those "no shit, Sherlock" (or Spurlock) documentaries that states the bleeding obvious; instead it is a touching tale of the harm done by humans to animals in the name of entertainment, and the shattering of the dreams of those trainers who love them so dearly.