The film ends with “Dedicated to the arctic explorers and their dogs that inspired this film.” “Eight Below” is certainly a tribute to all of these brave men, women and dogs. It is one of the most uplifting and wonderful films of the year! “Sometimes you just have to take chances for the things you care about” is a lesson learned by both Jerry Shepard and the American geologist.
This film has wonderful scenery and landscapes, brilliant night skies and shooting stars that all combine to make “Eight Below” a fantastic visual experience. You will be chilled to the bone weather wise with temperatures dipping to 50 degrees below zero, but the story will certainly warm your heart. This is a must see and just might be the best family picture of the year.