An epic adventure set in the last Ice Age, ALPHA tells a fascinating, visually stunning story that shines a light on the origins of man's best friend. While on his first hunt with his tribe's most elite group, a young man is injured and must learn to survive alone in the wilderness. Reluctantly taming a lone wolf abandoned by its pack, the pair learn to rely on each other and become unlikely allies, enduring countless dangers and overwhelming odds in order to find their way home before winter arrives. Review
Bit of an odd film. If I didn't think too much about it then the film was rewarding enough. Trouble is if I engaged my brain I could pick so many holes. I think I will go with the brain dead mode on this one.
ALPHA was neither here nor there with regard to anything really, which is fine by me (except for the visuals as they were stunning). There are so many films out there where graphic violence is injected for no other reason than shock value. There are shocks enough but they suit the film - they are in context in other words.
Bit of a tall order to believe the storyline, but if you just went along with the flow of the film, enjoying the visuals and the growing bond between the two stars it was entertaining enough. If, on the other hand, you thought about all sorts of things then you begin to have your doubts - I mean such an unmanly boy after being brought up in an incredibly harsh environment - really? I still enjoyed the film though all the same.
MKJ Score of 6 out of 10.