The formerly "Everybody Loves Whales," - now called "Big Miracle," the first major, modern movie filmed entirely in Alaska is about to hit theaters. The tale of serial killer Robert Hansen, starring John Cusack and Nicolas Cage, filmed in Anchorage this fall. Other major-studio films are considering an Alaska shoot, even as an army of reality TV camera crews continues to prowl the state. Producers credit the state’s fledgling tax incentive program – one of the most generous such public subsidies in the country – with enticing movie-makers to the Last Frontier. How long will the gold rush last? Is the state getting a big enough return on its investment? Welcome to Hollywood, Alaska.
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What do Alaskans think of 'Big Miracle': Grade the movie!
Anchorage Daily News
Posted: February 2, 2012 - 6:08 pm
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From Kyle Hopkins in Anchorage --
'Big Miracle' is landing solid reviews from many national movie critics, with a 68 percent "fresh" rating on RottenTomatoes.com and a 63 percent rating on Metacritic.
Professional movie-watchers, in other words, are giving it three out of five stars.
But what do Alaskans think? Be sure to post your review in the comments. Bonus points for giving the flick a letter grade.
Need a refresher on what actually happened back in 1988? (Or just want to look at some pictures of the actual whales?) Check out our historical whale rescue coverage here.