Written April 30, 2016
I really enjoyed this film -not because it was some sad sap story - but because of the facts they laid out there with commentaries from Orca experts and former SeaWorld trainers. This in no way 'bashes' SeaWorld, but seeks for alternatives to having untrained teens in the water with 4 ton wild orcas and confining them to this pool for the entirety of their lives. Bottom line - its a must see. If I had kids, I would definitely bring them along too.
Written April 28, 2017
Not a surprise what Sea World has been covering up for years. Two victims in this film; the Orca's and the trainers. Shame on Sea World - Everyone needs to see this documentary.
Written March 25, 2017
An important film for all people who love animals, or who are just curious about the Seaworld issues. This is an important film to see before you head off to spend hundreds of dollars in a place that literally abuses their animals. While they make a strong case for the trainers loving animals, shame on Seaworld for the abuse they put their orcas through. These animals should be lovingly admired in the ocean, not behind glass. LIttle kids constantly pounding on the walls, the orcas being put in dark containers, and worse their families being ripped apart and sold to other Seaworlds. This is a dark and sad movie that is a must see for everyone. Shame on Seaworld, free Tilly!
Written May 24, 2017
Excellent excellent movie. Well we all love them. The majestic killer whale (orca) that captivates our minds and makes us go oooooo and ahhhhh. Thanks to this movie, many people will now understand at what expense the 20 minute show comes at. Everyone that has been to Sea World has no doubt had fun but also has had that little voice in the back of their head saying, "something doesn't feel quite right." These animals are one of Earth's most majestic animals on the planet. Guess what, you can go whale watching for about the same price as a Sea World ticket and watch them in their natural habitat. Instead of filling the corporate pockets that keep the whales under inhumane conditions, let's show them to respect these animals and turn to education rather than exploitation. These whales need to be set free now.
Written August 07, 2013
I had never heard of this documentary film until this week when some friends asked if I wanted to go see it. I watched halfway through the trailer and decided I was hooked but didn't want to see more and spoil it for myself. I'm glad I went. It was extremely captivating and I learned so many things. I've never been a fan of animals being held for amusement but I never realized just how ugly it can be for them. Also, I learned that orcas are extremely intelligent, which just makes it even scarier to think we can actually dominate them.