#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Willy the whale is back, this time threatened by illegal whalers making money off sushi. Jesse, now 16, has taken a job on an orca-researching ship, along with old friend Randolph and a sarcastic scientist, Drew. On the whaler’s ship is captain John Wesley and his son, Max, who isn’t really pleased about his father’s job, but doesn’t have the gut to say so. Along the way, Willy reunites with Jesse, who helps Max realize that whales are a little more than just cheese burgers.
Plot: Willy the whale is back, this time threatened by illegal whalers making money off sushi. Jesse, now 16, has taken a job on an orca-researching ship, along with old friend Randolph and a sarcastic scientist, Drew. On the whaler’s ship is captain John Wesley and his son, Max, who isn’t really pleased about his father’s job, but doesn’t have the gut to say so. Along the way, Willy reunites with Jesse
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the screenplay for “Free Willy 3: The Rescue” follows its politically correct formula without a whole lot of style
In 1998, a man named Steinar Bastesen publicly declared his opinion that the money spent on training the captive orca Keiko should instead be spent on grinding the poor animal into six tons of meatballs as foreign aid for the starving people in Africa. This coming from the same man who would probably encourage families with more than a single pet to grind up one of their cats for the villages of China. Well, Mr. Bastesen would have probably been—and just might have been, depending if he saw the movie or not—just as infuriated by the content of the last movie that Keiko had starred in. The movie is “Free Willy 3: The Rescue,” and it takes a politically correct hand holding a politically correct spear and jabs it into the guts of people like Mr. Bastesen. I support the cause all the way. I just wish I could support the movie for its dramatic content. Again, this is a review of the movie, not the movie’s cause.
“Free Willy 3: The Rescue” is a prime example of an underwritten kids’ movie sequel: something we unfortunately get too much of these days. It is the third and—until just recently—last installment in the popular franchise about a young boy (Jason James Richter) and his friendship with a six-ton whale (Keiko). In the previous two movies, Mr. Richter saved Keiko first from a neglectful theme park owner and then later from oil-infested waters. Now the threat comes from a band of poachers, the leader of whom is taking his son along on the hunt for the very first time. As one would expect, the son (Vincent Berry) doesn’t conform to his father’s illicit way of making a living and ends up siding with Mr. Richter to save Willy and his family.
There are good elements to “Free Willy 3.” One of the promising dynamic between Mr. Berry and the superb actor Patrick Kilpatrick as his father. The latter does a particularly good job portraying a man who devotedly loves his family and blindly does what he does partially out of the desire to support his loved ones and partially because his family tree essentially demands it of him. His grandfather harpooned sperm whales so he feels he should harpoon orcas. I also appreciated how well Mr. Berry displayed enthusiasm at the beginning—going on a big event with his father—and then the horror when he first sees an innocent animal getting run clean through with a harpoon. The emotion in this sequence doubles the emotion—and lessens the gimmicky disturbance—from a similar scene in Michael Anderson’s pretentious 1977 film “Orca.” I also enjoyed Mr. Richter’s third-time-around performance. The only other returning character is August Schellenberg; he’s reliable as well. Apart from that, I did enjoy some of the scenery when the characters on land; there’s something magnetic about looking at a coastal village: the docks, the boats, the water shoreline, the coastal trees. It’s the sort of place one thinks about retiring to someday.
However, the screenplay to “Free Willy 3” follows its politically correct formula without a whole lot of style. Now the first “Free Willy” movie, released in 1993, did not say anything we didn’t already know about the issue of whales in captivity, but it approached the subject with a great deal of heart. Hence why it won over the hearts of many children, myself included. But John Mattson’s script for the third movie does not have very much of this, and there is zero sense of friendship between Jason James Richter and the whale. As far as the movie is concerned, these two just met for the first time and Mr. Richter is merely fascinated by the whale. And even the whale is not given much to do. The movie might as well be about a trivial whale, not one that starred in two previous pictures. The animatronic stand-ins for Keiko are utilized too often now, and the jaws open and close with too much hectic speed to convince that it’s flesh and blood. A scene where the protagonist feed Willy and his mate oranges is very revealing. There’s no sensation from past events, such as the time Willy saved Mr. Richter from drowning in the tank in the first film. And although Vincent Berry does have some cute scenes between him and the whale (at one point they start to play volleyball with the whale launching the ball back onto the decks of the boat), there are not enough of them.
The movie overall is a lazy effort with a rushed mindset. It ironically comes alive mostly when it is on land and is not so exciting when on the water. And even the usually interesting concluding shots of the whales swimming and leaping freely through the frigid North Pacific waters is disappointing this time around, as they are merely reusing stock shots from the previous two pictures. It’s really jarring when at one point the whales are moving behind a blue sky, then a red-laced dusk setting, and then a blue one again.
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This movie is quite an oddity. It’s the only one in the series to not be shot in anamorphic Panavision, the only one to not have a score by Basil Poledouris, the only one to not have a Michael Jackson song (thank you!), the only one to not feature the meanest of the Reservoir Dogs, the only one to not be shot in Astoria, Oregon, the only one to make absolutely zero money at the box office, and the only one to come in at less than 90 minutes.
Oddly enough, I liked this one the best.
Jesse, now an independent adult, is working exclusively in whales now (whatever that means) and is overjoyed to find that Willy has come back again, with a now pregnant mate. But this time we actually have a real bad guy (who is given real development) in the form of Patrick Kilpatrick, he who has played the dangerous henchmen in a zillion movies from Eraser to Last Man Standing as well as being the mercenary who unwisely questioned Penn’s leadership in Under Siege 2. He plays a whaler, with an adoring son and wife, who murders one of Willy’s pod and sights his sights on harpooning the rest of them. “Whales were put here by God for us to hunt,” he proclaims, attempting to brainwash his sceptical son.
The kid soon befriends Jesse (or is it a teenage David Hasselhoff? I can’t tell) and learns what whales are really all about. Can he convince his bloodthirsty dad though? It’s the best conflict in all of the movies and it has a quiet, dreamy tone that is radically different from the other two. It seems that, at this point, Warner/Regency were just letting the director do whatever he wanted, and thus Free Willy 3 feels more like a director’s movie than a cash-in or something assembled by a committee.
It’s mad that the first movie did such huge business, only for the better sequel to barely make back its budget, then this third entry, the best of the series, barely makes it past the impossibly low $3 million mark. I can’t explain it, but this easily wins hands-down.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 26 min (86 min)
Genre Adventure, Drama, Family
Director Sam Pillsbury
Writer Keith Walker (characters), John Mattson
Actors Jason James Richter, August Schellenberg, Annie Corley, Vincent Berry
Awards 2 wins & 2 nominations.
Production Company Donner/Schuler-Donner, Regency Enterprises, Warner Brothers
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Clairmont Cameras
Film Length 2,409 m
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm