The Ian McAllister-directed film takes viewers to the remote area on the northwest coast of B.C. and shows off the pristine landscapes and unique wildlife — the cool and rare spirit bear and the swimming coastal wolves are just two species that call it home — of the 6.4-million hectare Great Bear Rainforest. Part of the largest coastal temperate rainforest in the world, the rainforest is stewarded by local First Nations, who are also highlighted in the film.
For Reynolds, the chance to be a part of a project like Great Bear Rainforest was an easy decision to make. “I’m a big fan of the Great Bear Rainforest and I’m a big fan of IMAX, so it seemed like a match made in heaven, so I said yes right away,” said Reynolds.
The Great Bear Rainforest is relatively near where I live. The first trailer for the film was a little offputting. Having “Deadpool” do the narration made me anticipate the smirking joke that seemed inevitable.