August 14, 1996
Rated PG for some mild language and adventure/peril
During the storm, his plane crashed. Off course, radio destroyed, emergency beacon inactive, the rescue workers gave up hope. But his children didn't. 12-year-old Jessie Barnes and her 14-year-old brother, Sean, set out to find their father and prove that he's alive. Kayaking down the icy coast, led by Jessie who knows her dad's route, they venture into an adventure they never thought possible. Roaring rapids and frozen cliffs are just a few of their...
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Alaska was a true wilderness adventure movie. It featured a beautiful landscape, dangerous obstacles, and a fun story. The polar bear was cute but once again, like so many other movies, there was a downside. Once again, we get a boy and his dog story only this time it is a boy and his sister and a polar bear. Some of the scripting was incredibly bad, the poachers were stupid, and included was a lame little Indian scene where the wise old grandpa tells the kids to "believe in the bear." Still, most of the movie is fairly exciting and realistic and so Alaska gets a fairly good rating from me. Full movie review »