JOURNEY TO THE SOUTH PACIFIC 3D
Opens January 17, 2013
Filmed in the heart of the Coral Triangle, amid the pristine coral reefs of Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Journey to the South Pacific transports audiences to an underwater Eden where exotic marine life flourishes. Sea turtles, whale sharks, manta rays and other unusual creatures thrive here in this special place, the most bio-diverse marine ecosystem in the world.
In this feel-good ocean adventure, audiences join a 12-year-old boy on a voyage through the islands as he dives with the world’s largest fish, witnesses’ sea turtles laying their eggs after a 6,500-mile journey across the Pacific, and encounters exotic critters like the coconut octopus. Here, Raja Ampat’s islanders use ancient wisdom and modern science to protect their local reefs, showing what it means to live in balance with the ocean.
A tale of celebration and discovery, Journey to the South Pacific brings to life the extraordinary undersea beauty and inspiring human stories from this unique part of the world, revealing that we are all islanders on this ocean planet we call home. Journey to the South Pacific 3D is produced by MacGillivray Freeman Films in association with IMAX Entertainment, presented by One World One Ocean, and narrated by Academy Award® winner Cate Blanchett.
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“An intoxicating IMAX 3D excursion beneath the pristine waters of the West Papuan archipelago…Journey to the South Pacific takes full advantage of the expansive format to immerse the viewer in the vibrant seascape, while making an impassioned statement for the conservation of the region’s rich island culture.”
—Michael Rechtshaffen, The Hollywood Reporter
“Splendid views of marine life…As one might expect from the company’s high visual standards, the picture’s raison d’etre is its gorgeous, enveloping underwater imagery, shot around the coral reefs of West Papua.”
—Justin Chang, Daily Variety
Journey to the South Pacific is wet, wild and wonderful…[It] fulfills the expectations of the genre: eye-popping visuals, nose-to-nose encounters with exotic creatures, soaring music and likeable characters telling an uplifting story.
—Chris Bergeron, MetroWest Daily News (Boston)