Blackfish documentary review

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Blackfish is astounding because it made me care about something that I have absolutely no interest in. Blackfish is a film about the mistreatment of killer whales in captivity and the stress it causes them in life. Primarily the film focuses on Tilikum, a killer whale responsible for the deaths of three people. What this film argues though is that killer whales are docile creatures who we have tortured into outbursts such as this. Honestly, I’m not sure what made me watch this. The first time I watched it was two years ago and I still remember it perfectly. I remember them talking about how Seaworld lies about their lifespans. How Seaworld lies about their fins drooping naturally… Basically I remember that Seaworld is one of the worst places ever. Or is it? You have to remember that this is a biased documentary. After the release many trainers came forward saying that their words were taken out of context and they disagreed with the film. Seaworld stated that their facilities and care for the animals has been changed drastically and that the movie didn’t focus on the whales they saved… Honestly? I have no idea what to think. This is a phenomenal movie and an eye opening documentary. But, that is the problem. It is biased, and we have no idea how true it is or isn’t… It is a great film and I recommend you watch it, but, it is up to you what you believe.

4 thoughts on “Blackfish documentary review

  1. I watched this a while back and was also very disheartened by the treatment of whales. I didn’t hear about the controversy surrounding Blackfish- definitely interested to research more. Great review!

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