My mom and dad just love movies. When they watch them at home, my brother and I often hang out with them in the family room. Other times, they go see movies with other humans at a theatre where the screen is really big. At least that is what I’m told. I haven’t been to a theatre as doggies aren’t allowed. I was quite shocked that the movie, Alpha, didn’t allow my kind, especially since it is all about how we saved mankind and became their best friend!
My mom came home and told me all about it. Since we are peas and carrots, I channeled her for this review as she often does for me. Here’s my review:
Alpha is a heart-warming story of how dog and man became best friends. It is staged some 20,000 years ago in Europe, and it focuses on one young human boy who is going on a big hunt with his father for the first time. He’s nervous and a bit timid. My mom wasn’t sure what language they spoke, but the entire movie is sub titles, which means you can’t look away for a second or you’ll miss something.
The story moves slowly but the scenery and cinematography are breathtaking. If you are interested in seeing this movie, you will want to see it on the big screen for sure. Anyway, the boy gets separated from his human pack. He must quickly apply everything his father taught him about survival, and that’s when he meets a wolf. Without spoiling it for you, suffice to say that they end up as a “pack,” defying the elements and odds together.
It doesn’t answer all the questions you have about man’s best friend, but it creatively paints a picture. My mom believes they could have done much more with the story, and she definitely found some big holes in the story. Yet, it is touching and sweet. As she said, “not all movies have to be action-packed with things exploding.”
Young humans will not be able to follow the story, and it does have graphic images.