Becoming Cousteau (2021)
November 24, 2021 (Disney+)
Rated PG-13 for for brief strong language, some disturbing images and smoking
Capt. Jacques-Yves Cousteau was one of the 20th century’s great explorers, a filmmaker and beloved adventurer who documented the exotic wonders below the ocean with pioneering equipment that yielded a Cannes Film Festival-winning film, two Academy Awards®, and a pair of iconic and long-running television shows, “The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau” and “The Cousteau Odyssey.” His work became synonymous with life in the sea and on his famous boat, the Calypso. He authored over 50...
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If you’re a kid of the 80s, like me, you probably grew up knowing the name Jacques Cousteau, that he was a sea explorer, and… not much else. If you fall into that camp, the documentary Becoming Cousteau
is a helpful exploration of the man, the myth, the legend, from his early days as an inventor and curious adventurer who would throw grenades into the ocean to capture fish and kill sharks to study them to his later years, with decades of experience under his belt, as a conservationist and advocate for preservation.
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