Every once in a while there comes a great cinematic masterpiece that encases some of the most engaging acting, writing, cinematography, direction, and production design a valid work of art should entail. Benji: The Hunted, has become the benchmark in cinematic mastery that all films that follow will struggle to achieve. The vast, majestic cinematography echoes the brilliance of nature, much like Kundun and Ishtar. The acting rises well above thespian mastery with brilliant nuances displayed by stars Benji, Lion cub 1, Lion cub 2, Lion cub 3, Lion cub 4, the bear, and the coyote. The true mark of cinematic genius lies in the protagonist's struggle against its antagonist, and the eagle's portrayal of the villain is nothing short of diabolically genius. The full character arc of Benji's character, Benji, tells the story of an inner soul struggling with emotion, as well as a sense of duty. While many actors act with their movements, true genius actors act with their eyes. With every blink and vacant stare throughout the film, Benji told a million stories. Every film struggles to achieve its primary goal: to entertain. But every once in a while there comes a cinematic work of art that does more than entertain, it touches lives... it monuments human emotion... it breaks through barriers once thought to be unbreakable and much as in Benji: The Hunted... it very may well change the world. I thank you.