180° South: Conquerors of the Useless (official site) direct by Chris Malloy follows the journey of Jeff Johnson from Ventura, California to the Corcovado Volcano in Patagonia. The film has some amazing footage of Patagonia and interesting people (including Yvon Chouinard and Douglas Tompkins) - but, somehow, it didn't hold my interest... Too little about the actual adventure? Too easy/shallow of a dive into the environmental/conservation issues that were raised? I am not exactly sure - but somehow I just did not connect with this film even with all of the potentially great elements.
Rating: 3 of 5 First Watch Date: December 2011