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A long epic about a legendary story. Truly for history buffs and armchair adventurers, this may be a challenging viewing for the typical Hollywood audience. More of a PBS Masterpiece Theater feature, I would not recommend entertaining this as an adventure film. Very well acted, by a great actor playing the protagonist.
The centenary of Shackleton's journey is 2014. Dramatic ice scapes and the HMS Endurance scenes were superb but the continuity / editing for the on-ice scenes was bizarre and disjointed. The documentary about the making highlighted the problems in Greenland getting enough time on the ice and perhaps that explains it. Incidentally the photographer was Frank Hurley played by Matt Day not Frank Day as the RT blurb has it.
If you love bios or docudramas the way I do, you'll enjoy this one. A really great historical story with in-depth character and historical details that might bore some, but I found fascinating. This film takes it's time in telling the story so that you fully understand the character, and the obstacles he faced to accomplish his expedition. Wonderful A&E mini-series.
Really very good indeed. Theres a lot of humour in it and theyve got the atmosphere perfect....the only criticism I have about it is that there could have been a more varied soundtrack with classical pieces from various composers (like Master and Commander did) but sadly thats not here at all...but all is not lost what they have put in is some songs sung by the crew which are very nice...if youre a fan of a film like Master and Commander I strongly recommend you seeing this one.
I normally love movies based on true stories but this one was too long and boring. There was only about an hour of this movie that I found interesting (once they were stuck on the ice). Watching them kill their animals upset me, too!
I own this DVD and it is a great survial story. It is three DVD's long. First one is the back story, second is the expedition and the third is a behind the scenes look at the filming of the movie. I had to own this because of my passion to circumnavigate Antartica on a cruise someday. That is my dream trip (bucket list) must do before I die. I know that I will get there and experience it, still looking for someone willing to go with me. Not any takers thus far. So in the meantime, I can get my scenic fix by watching this movie.
The movie was riveting, great story. I loved the period piece and art department, although it took some shortcuts with using video which didn't quite capture the rich colors and textures of it all. Also skimped on effects like the storms, cold freezing temperatures and locations. But hey, it's just a low-budget movie!
A fantastic film of Shackleton's Trans-Antarctic Expedition. Sadly Shackleton considered himself a failure as he never managed to cross Antartica, but remarkably he made an even more epic journey, battling against the odds to save every man on the expedition. A true British hero.
True story of Sir Ernest Shackleton and the 1914 Endurance Expidetion where Shackleton and his 28 men where trapped in Antartaca for 15 months. Despite the ice, cold, low supplies, low morale Shackleton managed to bring every man back alive. An excellent story of Adventure and survival in one of the most hostile enviroments on the planet. Excellent cinematography and a brilliant score. Kenneth Branagh plays Shackleton brilliantly. A little long at times but still defenitly a must see.