Monday, April 03, 2006
La Marche de l'empereur / March of the Penguins

It's nice sometimes to lay back and enjoy a non-thinker movie, and appreciate some of the wildlife captured on screen. This documentary is a proof that there are many beautiful things in this world, and how we see different point of view when we look at this documentary.

The film depicts the journeys of the Emperor Penguins of Antarctica. All the adult penguins leave the ocean, their normal habitat, to walk inland to their ancestral breeding grounds. There, the penguins will participate in a courtship that, if successful, will result in the creation of new life. For the chick to survive, both parents must make multiple arduous journeys between the ocean and the breeding grounds over the ensuing months.

I love National Geographic and Discovery Channel, and to see them in a big screen really made my day. To see these beautiful animal, kinda like to see people with beaks and feathers. When they wobble around, it just reminds me like a very big men with tuxedos. The movie captures the life and the journey of these wonderful birds, with unimaginable terrain and weather. The artic is gruesome and cruel to these animals. I feel terrible to see how their life is so pre-determined. And how monogamous they are; they love their spouse until they die. They are loyal creatures, unlike human beings. When they are "making love", it seems they are really in love. Oh my God. They didn't just being animal. They have personalities. I can see whose penguins that funny, sad and angry. They talk very soft to their spouse, they hug each other, they touch each other very romantically, they kiss passionately... Aww.

Sometimes I wondered aloud, "How the hell they'd get the camera to film this?" I mean, the weather condition in the artic is not very friendly. Ice storm is practically every day, and I am just amazed how these poor souls living there. Not to mention the film maker, Luc Jacquet. The film was made by the French documentary-film maker -- and I can see why the movie won the Oscar for Best Documentary. Beautiful and deadly scenery, great real characters, awesome cinematography, etc. The film is narrated by Morgan Freeman. Unfortunately, I found his narration is a bit boring. He has this monotone tone, and hardly giving any emotional impact towards the storyline. They should put someone else who has more credential for narrating a wild-life documentary or a voice actor that can provide a necessary voice talent and telling the story. Overall, it's not a bad movie. Although, I do hate watching movies with children. They have short-attention span. I was watching this movie in the cinema, and the are many children who were crying, whining, and even running along in the cinema. I feel I wanted to smack 'em and tell the parents to keep the leash of their children. Meany, ole' me. I was trying to watch a movie! Ahem. But, yeah. Nice movie.

Ratings: 7/10


Posted at 05:13 pm by hanitje

HoneyBee
April 16, 2006   09:21 AM PDT
 
thanks. this film is cute.
Parisian15
April 9, 2006   05:17 AM PDT
 

I enjoyed this movie very much.

Good and fair review.
 

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