Alpha is a primal, primitive, masculine, and minimalistic journey into the tribal life of our ancestors 20,000 years ago. It is about survival and the instinct to survive. It explores the social similarities between wolf and man, and how this led to the domestication of dogs, changing humanity forever.
The plot is basic and thus refreshing. We are taken through a journey of survival across vast expanses of wilderness, where instinct is survival, and where a tribe or a pack is essential. A wolf and a young man, both in distress, team up after a chance encounter, ensuring their mutual survival, and forging an innate bond that will ultimately lead to the most symbiotic inter-species relationship know. to man: That with a canine.
Cinematography is spectacular, especially in 3D, as it is filmed in Iceland and Canada. Adding to the Norse connection is Tau, the young man's father, who is played by an Icelander, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson.
The movie will appeal to the inner primal instinct of any intact male.