Good Imax Film
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have purchase several Imax DVD'S. I would rank this film better than most(Grand Canyon and Niagra) and below (The Liveing Sea and Alaska. It is more educational but it does not lack spectacular photography. That is one of the reason I buy Imax is to see thing's you do not ordinarely see. Some Imax films try to tell two to four short stories in a film; to me those film's don't work. I do not buy Imax to see pedestrian plot's; I buy to learn and enjoy the photography. This film fits the bill. If your interested in volcanoe's I do not think you could buy a better film."
Ring of Fire
P. Hofhansl | USA | 09/06/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I actually bought this for my 4 and 6 year old sons. They love it and it made them interested in volcanoes and earthquakes. They quote it! It is informative and shows more than a US perspective, although a lot of time is spent on San Fransisco, Mount St. Helens. and Hawaii. It also covers a Japan and Indonesia. It entertains and informs. The trailers included are good too."
Stunning imagery, but...
drabino | Los Angeles, CA USA | 06/09/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Yes, the footage is stunning, huge and colorful. However, the presentation of information is not really compelling. The topic is interesting, but what's its relationship to everything else? I was disappointed. If you're a teacher, and you're teaching about volcanoes, this is a good one for one period, because it's short. But actually not that thought-provoking. For my money, I'd still prefer to show Dante's Peak, even though the filmmakers have taken some artistic license to tell the story."
All show not much substance.
Fleetlord Atvar | CO USA | 01/26/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"end of movie stated made in 1991. Not informative about the volcano's or the ring of fire, other than in general. the footage is good (by today standards) but doesn't seem to move from point to point without engaging the audience. The only part that came close was the Indonesian culture connection to the volcano. a large part of the film tries to show the different culture effects of earthquake (wait wasn't this about volcanoes only?) and volcanoes on the local population, for USA baseball?? Pass it up unless you want to see some footage of different volcanoes around the world, but they are basic footage.