The origin of dog
The coming-of-(ice)-age survival story is set in Europe, 20,000 years ago.
It’s about the origin of dog, hence the name of the film.
For about five minutes, ALPHA is literally a cliff-hanger, with a novice hunter left for dead on a ledge during a bison-killing.
What follows is a rigidly standard buddy film albeit one which involves a wolf and a young man sharing a meal and bonding over the possibilities of tag-team killing of wild animals. This is a dramatic action movie which can be viewed by children who can handle occasional scenes of intense peril.
ALPHA opens August 18, 2018 in North American theatres.