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  • Summary: A look at the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's efforts to stop the annual hunt of whales by the Japanese.
  • Genre(s): Documentary, Science
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Yet despite the distraction of its media grooming, the basic story of Whale Wars is quite a yarn.
  2. Reviewed by: Aubry D'Aminio
    75
    It's pretty exciting stuff, though Watson & Co. sometimes make it as easy to hate them as to be on their side. [7 Nov 2008, p.87]
  3. Certainly things will get more exciting in future episodes, when everybody throws powerful stink bombs at Japanese ships, for instance, and--not for the first time in his career--Mr. Watson steals the show.
  4. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    70
    Whatever you might think of the group’s beliefs and belligerence, these sailors give great sound bites.
  5. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    70
    Ultimately, the series contains just enough skepticism to mitigate charges of being exploited as a questionable enterprise's PR tool.
  6. The result will be more fascinating to those already invested in this sort of conservation issue than to the casual viewer, who may find the journey tough going and the nuances of the whole whaling question a little dense.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 35
  2. Negative: 17 out of 35
  1. Mar 11, 2011
    10
    Love this show. These people are awesome. I don't think what they do is anything close to piracy. They are fighting the wrong, and doing whats right. Keep fighting for the whales Sea Shepherd! Expand
  2. Jun 4, 2012
    8
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  3. Mar 17, 2011
    4
    If you like Jersey Shore you will love Whale Wars because they are essentially the same exact show. Paul Watson is The Situation, Peter is Vinny, you get the idea. Both shows are about people who are completely full of themselves, wrapped up with one cause (alcohol,sex / whales) and lacking brain matter. You find yourself watching the show mesmerized and unable to turn it off but question your own sanity for not changing it. I love whales, but the Sea Shepherd cast and crew consistently prove that they are completely unprepared for any given task. It is sheer luck that they are alive. Same for Jersey Shore, it is simply luck that they make it home. Back stabbing, lies and cult like pressure within the crew are the skeleton of both of these shows. Expand
  4. Oct 2, 2010
    1
    PIECE OF CRAP. All about tree-hugging hippies ruining the Japanese economy. That's all they do. Ruin the JAPANESE, no one else. America was whaling before. Besides, whales are delicious and so are dolphins. The only part I liked was when he got arrested. That's the only part I cheered for. Get a real job and stop mooching off TV shows. How blunt and intolerant are you all. Respect them. Expand

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