Title: The Blue Beyond | Playing time: 13 minutes | Year: 2016
The Blue Beyond shows uns the amazing underwater world of the Maldives the way we saw it in February 2016 in the North-Nilhande Atoll. We meet giant manta-rays, many reef sharks, eagle rays, moray eels, octopuses and many more stars of the Maldivian underwater world.
The Blue Beyond also bring up the question if the reefs like they are seen and admired today by millions of tourists are just the pieces left by El Niño.
This is what critics on Kidsfirst say about our movie: Fantastic cinematography and visual appeal. We are treated to a variety of breathtaking sequences ranging from above the clouds to below the depths of the ocean. We are treated to high-definition viewing of the cool creatures that live in the ocean. The only downside that really sticks out is the fact that, as a documentary, it could have done a better job of teaching the audience about the ocean and the creatures that is showcases. I recommend this production to ages 10 to 18.
The cinematography, the shots, and the camera angles are crucially important to a production like this. Thankfully this production succeeds in that respect with flying colors. If the purpose was to showcase the beauty of undersea life, than this is a near perfect production. It flows well, has a clear beginning, middle and end and it very watchable. It’s captivating to see these animals in their natural habitats. Thee is fantastic visual appeal with a variety of shots. My only complaint is I would have liked to learn a bit more about what I was watching.