16 July 2010
As for the fake science, there really wasn’t that much of it. I mean, there wasn’t anything special or prehistoric about the Orca that needed to be explained away. I’m fairly certain they fudged some of the information on dolphin behaviour and sociology, but as far as these movies go it was hardly a glaring offender. Everything they showed is technically possible, just not probable in the context they used.
What follows is the revenge. Orca follows the boat back to port and proceeds to terrorize the entire town by sinking boats and blowing up oil refineries (this was one genius dolphin). Eventually Orca trashes the Captain’s house (or, at least, where he was staying) which seems to be his last straw as he finally goes back to sea to face the Orca like a man.
There’s a final showdown on ice floes in, like, the Arctic. I won’t tell you who wins. I will say that the annoying character I hated dies. And that Orca was probably the most sympathetic character in the whole movie. I would like to applaud the performance of the trained orcas that acted in the part of Orca. They did a good job of bumping into things and swimming around. And as far as I know, they didn't actually kill anyone during filming. Bravo!