This “bottom of the world” story is displayed in the perfect Disney-family package as eight sled dogs are left behind in Antarctica. Their handler (Paul Walker) struggles to mount a rescue for his furry friends.
The film is beautiful to look at, the dogs are incorrigible and Paul Walker is well, Paul Walker.
This film is everything you see in the trailers and promos but nothing beyond that. The performances are wooden and Walker and fellow star Bruce Greenwood seem to be on auto-pilot.
Unlike say Disney’s other much better sled dog movie “Iron Will”, “Eight Below” needed more depth and surprises to become more than just your average Disney film.
(3 out of 5)
So Says the Soothsayer.