Wild Yellowstone (2015) IMDb


Seen in 2018.

I saw SVT’s Swedish-language version with an interview with Doug Smith.


Wildlife documentary in the style of a Zack Snyder action movie.


Mostly charismatic fauna in the park, with a particular emphasis on wolves–reintroduced in the mid-1990s after being purposely eradicated–and violence for reproductive purposes.


Nine lines of credit for stock footage. The writing says more about contemporary American culture than it does about Yellowstone. In one scene, a bear pre-emptively attacks a suitor to defend her three cubs, whom the suitor would kill; in the choice of this subject, with greasy numetal-inspired “epic” music, I detect a thematic allusion to Sarah Palin’s disingenuous ”mama grizzly” feminism.

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