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Ideal for children,but only mildly charming for adults:ARCTIC TALE,
This is not a global warming film! It doesn't need to be. It is obvious what is happening. The Arctic is disappearing and a polar bear named Nanu and his childhood friend Seela the walrus are now coping with the fact that their world is disappearing. This National Geographic Film covers an eight year period in which Nanu and Seela grow up, play, love and struggle against the elements of changing nature. At times the film seems like a documentary, and at other times like a wild life adventure. The film is narrated by Queen Latifah (her rendering simply did not work for me at all...I wanted Morgan Freeman!). The story is very manipulative and definitely goes for the heartstrings of younger children. It is informative and sometimes enchanting, but as an adult I did feel a little bit used by this film. All in all, a one time view will suffice for adults. Children will like this one better.
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Initial post: Dec 5, 2007 9:41:09 PM PST
"Rocky Raccoon" says:
I love your tight review, Brian. I just posted mine when I noticed yours. I'm glad I didn't read yours first. I would have been tempted to do some high-tech stealing. ;>) JP
Posted on Nov 11, 2012 9:21:57 AM PST
S. Young says:
I won't buy it. This commentary was quite helpful.
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