Free Willy is a very powerful movie! To be honest after watching this movie, in made me think twice about going to Sea World in Florida, now I'm not saying they were cruel to Shamoo or anything like that, because they weren't but it made me realize the impact it had on Killer Whales and that in theory they are taken away from there family for the sake of entertainment. I did cry watching this film, I had a real sense of empathy for Willy, I know obviously no Whales were harmed during filming and that they actually helped to free the whale in real life.
At the same time it's truly inspiring, the effect one lad can have on an animal, they had an understanding for one another, I'm a firm believer that an animal can feel what humans are feeling just as much as we get sad when we see Animal cruelty going on. I'd really go in watching this film with an open mind, it's obviously done to touch people, and to make more people aware of saving Killer Whales etc. It's a really lovely movie, I think Killer Whales are beautiful creatures and have every right to be here as much as we do.
It's an all time classic film, give it a go and get the tissues ready!