Yes, sounds odd, doesn’t it. Well, that’s how they are promoting ‘The Cove.’ And that’s what the rave reviews are calling it. It’s kind of a doccie mixed with ‘The Bourne Identity.’ It’s brilliant, has you at the edge of your seat the whole 90 minutes, and you just have to check out the trailer at The Cove to see what I’m talking about. For the faint of heart (or those of you who love animals), beware — this is about how one town in Japan, Taiji, treats dolphins. After herding them into the aforementioned cove in the most chilling, horrifying manner, those that they don’t sell off to aquariums around the world (and to swim-with-dolphin programs — yes, this is how they trap those seemingly happy dolphins you might have swum with!), they slaughter. One heroic man tries to save them. It’s a movie that you should see, although most people will head to ‘Transformers 2’ instead. But if I’ve made one of you go check it out, I’ve done something. Save the Dolphins.
About Ted Botha
Ted grew up between Washington D.C. and Pretoria. He has written for numerous publications, including The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, and was an editor for Reuters in Manhattan. His books include 'The Girl with the Crooked Nose' and 'Flat/White,' about living in a crazy tenement in Manhattan. His latest book is a true story of murder and movie mayhem in the 1920s that takes place in Johannesburg, London, Paris and New York. Read more at tedbotha.com