Wild Yellowstone (2015) IMDb

Extent

Seen in 2018.

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

Categorization

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

Subject

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.

Commentary

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.

moving picture nature non-fiction