Under the Sea 3D Reviews

  • It's impossible not to be wowed by some of the images in Under the Sea 3D, 
the coolest of which are a nice 
reminder that, even in the age of CG wizardry, the best special effects still come straight from Mother Nature.

    Adam Markovitz — Entertainment Weekly

  • No computer-designed animatronic invention can begin to match the beauty and grace of the oceanic life photographed in Under the Sea 3D.

    Stephen Holden — New York Times

  • This is a raw, brutal arena of cold-eyed predators chomping the weakest and inexpressibly ugly beings that have evolved so as to be disturbingly well camouflaged, utterly invisible until they make a deadly lunge at some poor vulnerable little fishy.

    Peter Bradshaw — Guardian [UK]

  • Here to inspire awe and depression with a vast universe of marine life that, barring possible ecological disaster, will be here eons after we're gone.

    Wesley Morris — Boston Globe

  • If you're not taking the family on an exotic beach vacation anytime soon, consider this a reasonable alternative.

    Elizabeth Weitzman — New York Daily News

  • Under the Sea 3D is one of the best of the genre. If it doesn't serve oysters, per se, this submarine wonder offers marvels in abundance.

    Joe Morgenstern — Wall Street Journal

  • The images are impressive, and include shots of some cuttlefish 'hey-hey' cleverly set to the song Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps (the theme song for the Britcom Coupling).

    Michael Esposito — Chicago Tribune

  • The footage is spectacular, the colors electric, the life aquatic trippier than anything you'll see in even the most wildly imaginative animated fare.

    Steven Rea — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • The tone is optimistic that these amazing creatures can be saved, and the message that the ocean ecology is worth preserving is delivered without preaching.

    Colin Covert — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • The plot may not be much -- amazing creatures live in the sea and if we keep polluting the world a bunch of them will die, so let's stop being such jerks -- but the visuals are absolutely fantastic.

    Tom Long — Detroit News

  • Gorgeous, informative and as gripping as a shark's jaws.

    Lael Loewenstein — Variety

  • The 3-D effects are uncanny; much of the audience ducked when sea snakes lunged at it. You can't get that on your TV set. Yet.

    Lou Lumenick — New York Post

  • This is the fourth Imax underwater excursion, and the second in 3-D, and it may just be the best yet.

    Peter Howell — Toronto Star

  • After 40 minutes behind 3-D glasses watching rare aquatic creatures, why bother with airline tickets and scuba gear?

    Jennie Punter — Globe and Mail

  • Even about halfway in, even having settled into your seat with those plastic glasses nestled on your nose, you'll still find yourself dazzled again and again by the impossibly breathtaking beauty of the IMAX adventure Under the Sea 3D.

    Christy Lemire — Associated Press

  • As intimate and enjoyable as anything Imax has done in 3-D.

    Glenn Whipp — Los Angeles Times

  • (Under the Sea 3D movie review at Time Out)

    Hank Sartin — Time Out

  • (Under the Sea 3D movie review at Time Out)

    Alison Willmore — Time Out

  • Stunning vision of the beautiful -- and fragile -- ocean.

    Renee Schonfeld — Common Sense Media

  • This film is lovely to look at and would make an ideal vehicle for introducing kids to the world of oceanography and marine biology.

    Phil Hall — EDGE Boston

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