Director: Karina Holden
Northern Pictures/Transmission Films
The statistics are frightening – and embarrassing – half of the ocean’s life has been killed off in the last 40 years. By 2050 there will be more plastic in the sea than fish.
But do we give a shit?
And though Blue is admirable for even existing – it’s a message that will still be ignored. This Australian eco-doc takes us through the lifecycles and stages and argues almost passionately for ocean preservation. But it’s a crawl – even at only 70 minutes. And though I sat wondering as I watched (am I THAT bad? Am I even one of the bad ones? Is my recycling doing ANYTHING? Etc…) I found it labourious to wade through this. It washes over you. And apologies for the ocean puns there. They weren’t even planned, I promise.
I wanted to give you a hot tip that this is a must-see but it’s excruciatingly dull despite its important message.
It’s possibly preaching to the converted too – those that care and try and are worried are already aware. This film won’t ever reach the ones that do not care or don’t dare change ways or even worry. And shit, if it did reach them it would only help to lull them to sleep. Unfortunately.