Aliens of the Deep
Entertainment: +2
Acceptability: +4

James Cameron, director of the award-winning blockbuster Titanic, continues his fascination with ocean mysteries in his direction/production of this IMAX 3D documentary. With a team of astro and marine biologists, Cameron takes us to the volcanic Mid-Ocean Ridge, a chain of mountains and a place of unbelievable beauty in the dark ocean bottom. The discovery of thriving plant and animal life in a place completely void of light defies the theory that all life requires sunlight. Strange formations called hydrothermal vents or chimneys spew out 750-degree black liquid smoke, providing a suitable environment for life: schools of shrimp, 6-foot tall worms with red plumes, white crabs and tiny fish. Other never-before-seen creatures perform for the cameras, moving gracefully like ballet dancers. Only 48 minutes long, this adventure will mesmerize all but the very youngest viewers.

The young men and women who form the team are enthused about the opportunity to take part in Camerons documentary, which may encourage other bright students to pursue a scientific career. As the horror of the tsunami remains fresh on our minds, Aliens of the Deep seems especially timely. The power of the deep was demonstrated as the earthquake that spawned the destructive tidal wave across South Asia originated in the ocean bottoms. The team of scientists is hopeful that knowledge of the earths oceans will lead to exploration of life on other planets, especially on Europa, the second moon of Jupiter, which has great oceans. With nothing questionable or objectionable in Aliens of the Deep, take the family to see it. The wonder of Gods creation is the star of this film and reminds us that Everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible ... everything got started in Him and finds its purpose in Him (Colossians 1:16).

Preview Reviewer: Mary Draughon
Distributor: Walt Disney

Crude Language: None
Obscene Language: None
Profanity: None
Violence: None
Sexual Intercourse: None
Nudity: None
Homosexual Conduct: None
Sexually Suggestive Action/Dialog: None
Drug Abuse: None
Other: None
Running Time: 48 minutes
Intended Audience: 8 and Older

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