Tuesday, August 09, 2005

March of the Penguins (***)

Enthralling documentary that offers what I can only assume to be unparalleled access to the lives of penguins. This may sound like some boring nature documentary, but it actually has a weighty narrative thrust to it. It plays more like a thriller in a way, what with the mom and dad penguins fighting the brutish cold for the survival of their babies, and also themselves. It's also quite emotional in places. You really do feel for the penguins, and the toll the weather takes on them. Morgan Freeman does the narration and is his typical soothing self. I didn't know much about penguins going in, but I learned a lot and was entertained at the same time. Many may compare this to the other documentary hit about birds, Winged Migration, but I found March of the Penguins to be a more gripping journey and thus, a better film.

5 Comments:

At 6:20 PM, Blogger karen said...

can't possibly be as good as Cane Toads!

 
At 8:55 AM, Blogger KLE said...

How can a film feature baby penguins be bad??? I mean, really!!!

 
At 9:34 AM, Anonymous d'shawn'tre said...

i want a baybee pengwinn to ete lay her cake wif!

 
At 9:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

penguins are like the white man as in they are both in the minority in texas.

 
At 10:06 AM, Blogger Hammer said...

Anonymous, you are a delight!

 

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