HUMPBACK WHALES 4K REVIEWED
“Humpback Whales” gets the 4K treatment with stunning narration from Ewan McGregor. The humpback whale nearly went extinct about 50 years ago. Now, 3D and 4K cinematography showcases their efforts to repopulate and swim friendly. I loved the focus on their whale song, but the visuals are the selling point. But, I was always a fan of Star Trek IV.
The documentary cuts between footage in Tonga, Hawaii and Alaska. While the documentary runs only 40 minutes, there’s a ton of information stuffed into every corner. However, I wanted more info about the migratory patterns. Yeah, I’m being a nerd, but we never got any follow-through on the concept.
- 4K IMAX trailers
- 1.78:1 2160p transfer
- Dolby Atmos & DTS-HD 5.1
RELEASE DATE: 8/2/2016
The Plot Thus Far
Narrated by two-time Golden Globe nominee Ewan McGregor, Humpback Whales is an extraordinary journey into the mysterious world of one of nature’s most awe-inspiring marine mammals.
Set in the spectacular waters of Alaska, Hawaii and the remote islands of Tonga, this ocean adventure offers audiences an up-close look at how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play and take care of their young. Captured for the first time with IMAX 3D cameras, and found on every ocean on Earth, humpbacks were nearly driven to extinction 50 years ago, but today are making a slow but remarkable recovery. Join a team of researchers as they unlock the secrets of the humpback and find out why humpbacks are the most acrobatic of all whales, why they sing their haunting songs, and why these intelligent, 55-foot, 50-ton animals migrate up to 10,000 miles round-trip every year.