This is probably the best that has come out of my local oscar library :-). An amazing movie. I've always loved dogs, n this movie is a tribute to them. I laughed, I cried. Oh mann.. What a movie. This movie was something that I should have seen like 3 weeks ago. But I just got the time a coupla days back.
The movie is about 8 dogs. Maya, Old Jack, Max, Shorty, Truman n Dewy (the twins), Buck and last but not the least Shadow. How do they get animals to act I dont understand. The way these dogs show emotion on their faces is truly remarkable. They should have won an oscar for it. After losing my beloved dog about 8 years back, I couldnt bring myself to get another one to take his place. But now, after watching this movie I surely will. I wouldnt mind even eight or ten.
Okay.. The story goes like this. There is a research team in Antartica called NSF which includes these eight dogs. The only local means of transportis them. They are tied to a sledge n they need to pull it. Due to a major storm arising the whole team is forced to leave the continent. They dont have enough space, so they decide to leave back the dogs n pick them up later. But the storm grows worse n they cannot travel. The eight dogs are left to tend for themselves. The way they take care of themselves n each other is so heartwarming. I dont think even humans care so much.
Maya, my princess is the most beautiful dog I have ever seen. She is sparkly n huge..!! She leads the pack. They are left for about 150 days on their own. This is the one movie for which I have cried throughtout the length of the movie. Even Taare Zameen Par dint have this effect on me. Well.. Finally these guys come down to pick them up. The first thing they see is Old Jack dead. This scene had me howling :'(. Dewy too dies during the journey. Only 6 manage to survive. Suddenly they hear barking n five of them come rushing over the horizon. What a scene that is..!! Maya is assumed to be dead, but as soon as she feels the warmth of her owner, she's up n kicking. That was the best scene.
Dogs are such wonderful creatures. I hate the people who iltreat dogs. They are much better than humans in many ways. Any kind, any size I just love them. When I retire, I'm gonna open a big kennel n take care of them. This is one of my biggest dreams.