Oceans : Exploring the Secrets of Our Underwater World
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Hidden within the depths of our oceans are secrets about our past, our planet and life itself. At last, an international team of underwater explorers is ready to dive in and discover them. This spectacular, surprising series combines archeology, geology, marine biology and anthropology with all the energy and excitement of a good thriller. Astonishing footage captures the full beauty of the alien world and video diaries vividly reflect the teams stresses, successes, disappointments and dangers. From discovering the truth behind rumors that the Mediterranean has become a breeding ground for the Great White, to exploring ancient wrecks that tell tales of piracy past and present, the team ventures fearlessly into some of the planet's most challenging environments providing a vital and timely understanding of our oceans.
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This film is filled with grand images of the creatures just below the surface. Underneath, the sheen of the big ole blue is a system of beings, which we would not know existed without human curiosity (and a large bankroll to pay for scuba diving around the world).
Stepping through the continents of the earth shows the diversity of warm and cold waters and their varying creatures.
Plenty of moments where you say, "Oh how cute!", at sea otters or penguins, and some equally shocking moments with great white sharks.
All in all, it was a fun film showcasing the beautiful communities in our oceans.
I am not a fan of Pierce Brosnan and yet his narration fits with this movie and blends. It doesn't grate or stick out, it just flows, which is a wonderful touch. That said, what really makes this movie stick out from most nature movies and documentaries I have seen is the absolutely breathtaking cinematography. The images that they capture are amazing from start to finish, and the composition of some of the shots like a NASA rocket launch and the rocket trail captured in the eye of an aquatic iguana? All I can say is, I'm getting goosebumps even writing about it. It brings a side of the great underwater world few people could ever experience first person, and yet the film is so well done it manages to generate a sensory experience while you are sitting and watching it on the tv or big screen.
While it features beautiful images, I would not go so far as to call this an educational film. I came away knowing the names of many undersea creatures I had never before seen like the mantis shrimp (Google mantis shrimp and the oatmeal for a funny, fact filled few minutes) but not really learning anything about them. Instead of being fact filled it's a soft, meandering story that gives you a great general idea of what lies beneath the surface of the ocean and possibly (maybe Disney's intent?) fosters enough interest that you want to go out and learn more about these amazing underwater ecosystems on your own time. Regardless of whether you are an underwater aficionado or just looking to kill some time with something different? Oceans manages to make the many similar films available seem (ahem!) like fish out of water.
Since I purchased, I see there is a BluRay version available.
Clearly shows the variety of ocean species.
Beautiful video spoken quiet pleasantly.
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