Amazing Planet 1 Season 2007

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Season 1
(62) IMDb 7.2/10

3. Ocean Realm TV-PG CC

National Geographic investigates the awesome power of our water world.

Starring:
Patricia Clarkson
Runtime:
51 minutes
Original air date:
February 28, 2007

Ocean Realm

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Product Details

Genres Documentary
Starring Patricia Clarkson
Season year 2007
Network National Geographic
Producers Arthur F. Binkowski, Jacqueline Brewster, Ann Conanan, Kathleen Cromley, Eleanor Grant, Eleanor Grant, French Horwitz, French Horwitz, Jenny Kubo, Nicole Vinnola
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Engaging  mindless fluff!
Christina S.
ITS A NATURE DOCUMENTARY, not a skateboarders documentary - let people's eyes focus on the one last thing that is natural to us...the planet.
Amazon Customer
The narration sounds like they're trying to turn a documentary into a Jr. High level action movie.
c.kernaghan

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By LDW on August 10, 2009
Format: DVD
Other reviews of this video state that the music overpowers much of its strengths. I agree this may be true. However, being a middle school science teacher, I have found that "Amazing Planet" as an addition to my lesson plans on plate tectonics seriously engages my 6th grade students, who are mesmerized by the images and dramatic tone of the narrator. Since the film at times plays more like a suspense film than a "quiet" documentary, it is a welcome form of media, as I find myself competing for the children's attention (as we all know, many lives unfortunately revolve around loud Ipods, raucous YouTube clips, action-packed computer games, and edge-of-your-seat movies). "Amazing Planet" helps me convince the kids that geology can be just as exciting and fun to learn!
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24 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Brian K. Kehrer on November 17, 2011
The narration of this particular documentary had the sophistication from your average piece of broadcast television - that is to say, probably far below the expectation of those who actually watch nature documentaries. Add to that the dated CG, and the collection of stock footage, and well, its just another piece of low quality material churned out.
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful By dpenn on August 16, 2011
Honestly, I gave this program a three star rating because I happen to like the earth. Listening to the narrator reminded me of 9th grade speech class and term papers: an excuse to link cliche upon cliche. I'm not easily impressed by big words or dramatic tone of voice either; maybe the constant reference to belching, burping and indigestion didn't coincided with my dinner, but I say, "let the earth speak for itself."
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Das Frosty on February 12, 2007
Format: DVD
If I didn't find the subject matter so interesting I would have turned this off in five minutes. The background noise (some may call it music) in the soundtrack is so loud that you can barely hear the narrator's voice unless you turn the volume up to pain levels. I just watched 15 minutes of it and my ears are still ringing!

That said the the perspective of our planet presented in this documentary is quite captivating and the cinematography is first rate. If you can stand the noise it's well worth watching, but if you want your hearing to last long enough to hear your grandchildren's first words then you may want to avoid watching this one too often.

(Note: this review is based on the broadcast version of the show, not the DVD release.)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Yoanna on January 23, 2012
Loved the 1st episode. Just great! I did not have a major issue with the narration as seen in some reviews. Nat Geo produced a very good documentary here.
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16 of 21 people found the following review helpful By void on July 1, 2011
My wife and I love nature documentaries, but we couldn't finish this one. After 3 or 4 minutes of the third episode we gave up - the constant rapid camera movement and cuts were just too painful. Not recommended.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Rural Betty on December 4, 2011
Spectacular footage and interesting information. However, it is almost ruined by the melodramatic, fatalistic narration. Depicting the earth as something with "weapons and bombs" loaded and ready (volcanoes) marching us all to our demise. Perhaps the creators felt that earth on its own is not exciting enough so they needed to add Hollywood drama but for us, it caused us to turn the program off after a while.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By T. Zhiyan on July 15, 2011
Like most Discovery Channel, History Channel offerings, it tries to stretch 15 minutes of materials to fill an hour. Watch similar shows on BBC instead if you value your time.
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