About a month ago my husband and I saw "Glory Road" (which was a good movie, even if you're not a sports fanatic, BTW) and there was a preview for "Eight Below." I have definitely
got to see this movie!
If you don't know already, it's based on a true story of a 1957 Japanese expedition to the Antarctic where some unforeseen accident happens, causing the explorers to have to leave the continent and their dogs behind for a while. The movie covers what the dogs went through for survival until the explorers were able to go back to the Antartic and get the dogs after long storm had finally settled.
This movie looks like it will tug at the heartstrings big time and I definitely have a soft spot for that kind of dog. The dog I had while growing up was part Siberian Husky and the dogs in the movie are either that or Alaskan Malamute (I honestly can't tell the difference between the two breeds sometimes).
I searched the Internet trying to find critics reviews of the movie but to no avail. I did, however, find a site that gave a few reviews of people who were able to catch a sneak peak of it already and one lady in particular said there wasn't a dry eye in the whole theatre! From small kids to big burly guys - everybody was passing Kleenex around. I joked with my husband and told him that if that's the case I'd better bring a roll of toilet paper to wipe my tears!
Anyway, I'm excited for this movie especially since I know it's based on truth. It starts Friday, Feb 17th so my husband and I are going to go on a belated Valentine's outing of dinner and a movie that night.