Paul Walker tries in vain to out-act a band of way more talented Alaskan Huskies in Frank Marshall\\'s rescue adventure.
If dogs could have entire films to themselves – and here’s hoping it’ll happen – then these frosty furballs would be canine A-List. The Alaskan Huskies of Eight Below are both better-looking and better performers than their human counterparts, and their vigilant scenes of solo survival on an Antarctic outpost make for the highlight of this otherwise predictable rescue mission. The dogs effortlessly carry the dialogue-free scenes, including a frightening encounter with one very nasty leopard seal. They’re a world removed from the deadweight human interactions that detract from the real drama of the animals’ peril. Walker and co. seem to be there to justify the film’s “based on a true story” claim – proving again that real life stories are way overrated.