March of the Penguins (Widescreen Edition)
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This breathtakingly beautiful documentary chronicles the heroic and harrowing journey that emperor penguins make amid subfreezing temperatures and violent snowstorms at the South Pole in order to mate. It's a scientific enigma that these flightless aquatic birds leave, at summer's end, the watery element that is most favorable for their survival to travel hundreds of miles to engage in their annual mating ritual on treacherous Antarctic ice floes. With a determination that rivals that of the animals he documents so impressively, biologist and filmmaker Luc Jacquet spent more than a year documenting the emperor penguins' epic struggle not just to reproduce, but also to survive the March Of The Penguins.]]>
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It's basically just watching penguins live their lives for an hour and twenty minutes. It takes place over the course of 1 year, from the time penguins come out of the water to mate to the time their semi mature offspring jump into the water to hunt for the first time on their own.
It's beautifully filmed. It shows you a part of Earth that is as beautiful as it looks miserable.
It shows how evolution can take weird left turns and yet somehow life finds a way to thrive even under ridiculously adverse conditions.
Plus it's got Morgan Freeman's voice for an hour and twenty minutes. I mean come on....the man could read the phone book and you'd be entertained for at least a half an hour. When he's narrating something interesting you can't lose!
Sadly, David Attenborough & the BBC have created a standard that sets the bar very high. Most production companies can't compete.
I give 3 stars:
1 - for good music
1 - for cinematography
1 - for editing