“Eight Below” is the true-life story of eight dogs and their owner who is a guide in the Antarctic. The group goes on an expedition with a scientist who’s looking for a rock that came from the planet Mercury. The scientist nearly drowns in the icy water but the dogs save him.
However, when the group has to leave and get the scientist to the hospital they have to leave the dogs behind because there isn’t enough room on the plane. The guide (who’s played by Paul Walker) can’t live with the fact that he left his dogs to die. So, after 5-months, he and some friends head back to the Antarctic to try to save them.
This is a great adventure movie and it also has some very touching moments. The scenery is beautiful and dog lovers will really enjoy watching and rooting for the huskies. There are a few scary scenes and sad moments which is why it’s rated PG. You may want to keep the very little ones away.
On The Official Kid Critic Report Card, “Eight Below” gets a C+.