Screen Junkies » Killer Whale http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:16:30 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 ‘Blackfish’ Trailer: Portrait Of A Serial Killer Whale http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/blackfish-trailer-portrait-of-a-serial-killer-whale/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/blackfish-trailer-portrait-of-a-serial-killer-whale/#comments Tue, 04 Jun 2013 15:50:26 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=255196 Are whales getting lost in the system?

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Using every ounce of restraint, the producers of Blackfish resisted their urges and left the title Killer Whale to the folks at The Asylum for their inevitable rip-off. The documentary exposes the cruel methods of whale capture and containment used by major aquariums. This particular story centers on Tilikum, the orca who killed a SeaWorld trainer, which was actually the third homicide this whale was involved with.

The argument being that the mishandling of the whales in captivity actually causes them to lash out and attack, effectively turning them into killers. Hopefully the final season of Dexter will also shine a light on this issue. Orlando isn’t that far of a drive from Miami and it would be cool to see Michael C. Hall fight a whale.

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Matt Damon Wants to Shut Down Sea World http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/matt-damon-wants-to-shut-down-sea-world/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/matt-damon-wants-to-shut-down-sea-world/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Whale parkour is the new kite-boarding.A trainer was killed this past Wednesday at Orlando, Florida's Sea World in the jaws of Tilikum, the oldest and largest killer whale in captivity. It should also be known that Tilikum has two priors. From the NY Daily News:Tilikum, whose name means "friend" in the Native American language Chinook, has killed before - always unwittingly.In 1991, a marine biology student and part-time trainer fell into his tank in Canada and was dragged under by Tilikum. The whale and two females blocked her from getting out of the pool and tossed her back and forth in the air between them like a toy.In 1999, there was a case so bizarre it made headlines around the world: A man sneaked into Tilikum's pool at SeaWorld and his naked corpse was found the next day splayed on the whale's back.Wow. Is the soul of a reincarnated killer trapped in that whale's body?Actor Matt Damon makes this article film-relevant by joining the campaign to close Sea World down in the light of this tragedy. He tells Entertainment Tonight:"I think they should just shut them all down. I've never been a fan of places like that." Meh, put all those hard working people on the street. Matt Damon's never been a fan.At any rate, it's unclear what the future holds for Tilikut but the Syfy Channel's Original Movies Department is said to be interested in the whale's talents. Very interested. (via NY Daily News and IMDB)

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Whale parkour is the new kite-boarding.

A trainer was killed this past Wednesday at Orlando, Florida’s Sea World in the jaws of Tilikum, the oldest and largest killer whale in captivity. It should also be known that Tilikum has two priors. From the NY Daily News:

Tilikum, whose name means "friend" in the Native American language Chinook, has killed before – always unwittingly.

In 1991, a marine biology student and part-time trainer fell into his tank in Canada and was dragged under by Tilikum. The whale and two females blocked her from getting out of the pool and tossed her back and forth in the air between them like a toy.

In 1999, there was a case so bizarre it made headlines around the world: A man sneaked into Tilikum’s pool at SeaWorld and his naked corpse was found the next day splayed on the whale’s back.

Wow. Is the soul of a reincarnated killer trapped in that whale’s body?

Actor Matt Damon makes this article film-relevant by joining the campaign to close Sea World down in the light of this tragedy. He tells Entertainment Tonight:

"I think they should just shut them all down. I’ve never been a fan of places like that."

Meh, put all those hard working people on the street. Matt Damon’s never been a fan.

At any rate, it’s unclear what the future holds for Tilikut but the Syfy Channel’s Original Movies Department is said to be interested in the whale’s talents. Very interested. (via NY Daily News and IMDB)

 

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