I attended a sneak preview viewing of Eight Below tonight and it was truely an amazing film. I have to admit that I was very excited to see this film so I jumped on the chance to attend a sneak preview.
Overall the story was amazing. The acting was strong-- especially with the dogs. With the overall story line you would expect the dogs to steal the show and of course they did. But in my opinion they did in quite a subtle way that just worked. It wasn't just because the animals were cute but because of their strong acting skills, expressions, and interactions with each other. The music was quite strong and supported the film very well.
And since it was a Disney film it was emotional but it wasn't too sad as I found myself smiling, laughing, and practically cheering on the dogs and Jerry (Paul Walker) throughout the film.
So yes, I do suggest that you see this one. I went with my parents who see LOTS of movies (about four a week) and they really liked this one, especially my mom.