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Blackfish Review | Metal Arcade

Metal Arcade: Zack Kircher writes:

Blackfish is a disturbing, effective documentary about the dangers of keeping orca whales in captivity.

Normally a film like The Cove – the 2009 recipient of the Academy Award for Best Documentary – would make me roll my eyes, but its message of the sanctity of dolphin life actually affected me more deeply than I ever could have imagined. Also, my viewing of the film sparked an eternal contempt for Sea World. I had expected that the new documentary Blackfish would be trying to capitalize on the success of The Cove when considering its central goal being to oppose the captivity of killer whales. With that in mind, will Blackfish have the same impact as its counterpart?

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