This Discovery Channel original takes you into the world of submarines with history on the U.S. submarine fleet, examination of technical aspects, and a review of the current state of submarines in the world. Focusing on the U.S. and Russian fleets, this series takes you through submarines from beginnings to end.
This four part Discovery Channel series take a good look at submarines and the men who serve on them. The series explores the beginning of the U.S. submarine fleet, how subs were used in wars, and where they may go in the future. The series also takes a look at the Cold War use of submarines and where the Russian fleet is now. Along the way submariners and the lives they lead are explored lightly, along with some of the submarine accidents that have taken place over the years.
Camera work is good with some good shots of submarines of all different classes and several nations. Filming inside of subs was also nicely done and give a good feeling for the amount of space available and the living quarters. Included was nice historical footage along with interviews of those involved now or in the past with the world of submarines. Sound and soundtrack were mediocre.
Submarine: Hidden Hunter is a good, solid look at submarines and their history. More than a primer, this one goes a bit deeper and does spend some time mired in problems left from the Cold War, and Russia’s decaying nuclear submarine fleet specifically. Those interested in submarines or the environmental impact of aging nuclear reactors will enjoy this the most.
Nothing in this one to limit audience age.
Submarine: Hidden Hunter is no longer showing in any Littleton Colorado movie theatres.
Star rating: 4 out of 5
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