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Aliens of the Deep

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Docu about underwater creatures has stunning visuals.

Movie G 2005 100 minutes
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This is an achievement as a film but more impressive is the deep-water exploration itself that the film focuses on. Director James Cameron (Titanic) is an avid explorer, having designed a submersible himself, and in conjunction with National Geographic, he's traveled with the sub 35,000 feet down, deeper than any other human. He has put his energy and funds into helping established scientists at NASA, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and others use information he's gathered to propel our knowledge forward. The story jumps around quite a bit, as it ties in different areas of research and that may present a challenge to younger views trying to follow along, but stunning visuals go a long way toward keeping Aliens of the Deep interesting.

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