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Mediocre story telling and not very informative.
on September 30, 2014
Bought this series mainly to add 3D discs to my collection and thinking that the COUSTEAU name would guarantee something interesting . This clearly is not the case here, Jean-Michel is clearly not in the same league as Jacques Cousteau. This presentation is very bland, not very informative and the story telling is done as it was intended for kids. It is nice that it is a region free presentation with many languages to choose from but the other languages are so it seems, just a translation of the same dumb and boring. uninteresting English narrations. It is presented in the form of a story as seen through the eyes of a turtle with here and there some supposedly funny remarks intended for more grown up ears. The 3D-ness of these discs are O.K. but nothing really spectacular, and the colors are mostly blue-ish grey in most of the scenes as if the whole movie was shot in the same location. Only the disc "Ocean Wonderland" has a little bit more color to it because it shows some scenes shot around a reef area, but it has the same bland not very informative story telling as seen through the eyes of a turtle. I personally wish that the BBC would produce more of THEIR nature films in the 3D format because they are in general much more interesting and are usually of higher quality also than most others.