I was going to let this movie pass me by, but friends told me how nice this little film was. So I decided to go see it and I am certainly glad that I did. This is a delightful movie that tracks a year in the life of a flock of penguins. I never realized the harsh conditions that these brave birds have to go through to breed and exist. The cinematography is wonderful making you part of this brave march for existence. In this day of so much junk being called movies, it is refreshing to see a well made documentary that will inform you. My hat is off to the crew that made this outstanding movie. Go see it, you certainly will enjoy it.
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March of the Penguins (2005)
In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family.
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The Synopsis for March of the Penguins (2005) 720p
At the end of each Antarctic summer, the emperor penguins of the South Pole journey to their traditional breeding grounds in a fascinating mating ritual that is captured in this documentary by intrepid filmmaker Luc Jacquet. The journey across frozen tundra proves to be the simplest part of the ritual, as after the egg is hatched, the female must delicately transfer it to the male and make her way back to the distant sea to nourish herself and bring back food to her newborn chick.
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What a delightful filmReviewed byiohefy-2Vote: 8/10
I was fortunate to miss the European version with the extra pop music and dubbed voices.
From the American version, it was solely Morgan Freeman's voice on the commentary and some relaxing music in the background.
I saw this with my mom, and I think this can be viewed by anyone over 4 (I think anyone who has a kid who's under 4, let's not take them to the a movie theatre, as a whole, we'd rather not want to hear your kid fuss, cry, or get restless and crawl over their chair while we watch a movie), thinking this would be a movie I want to show people who get tired of the constant big-budget wanna-be buddy movie that needs to be based off a 70's/80's television show with local "hot" actors with big explosions and constant barrage of mass media to cover swelled movie costs.
This is a very subtle, very intelligent film that Freeman's voice is soothing and you get lost in the harsh climate the Emperor Penguins brave in order to continue the species on. I highly recommend this film to those who want something to not just entertain them mindlessly, but give them a better view of the world around them. People fuss and fight over air conditioning while living outside when its 90 degrees Fahrenheit, imagine Penguins trying to just continue their species at 60 degrees below zero in howling winds?
I recommend it and invite others to comment and share their opinions.
Few animals and fewer people ever venture to the foreboding conditions of Antarctica, but one pair of determined documentary makers made the journey. Director ? cinematographer, Laurent Chalet and co-cinematographer Jér?me Maison braved wild winds and far-below-freezing temperatures to film the annual mating ritual of an even heartier group: penguins. The result is a brief, but complete, look into the world of one of the strangest and most determined creatures to have evolved in nature.
The trailer gives away anything that might be considered plot. After all, it is a documentary about the very direct need to survive. The story is really in the viewing. It is the visuals of the icy expanse and watching the huge the number of penguins in their parade. Once at their destination, their behavior is moving and intricately social. They provide the amusing antics everyone associates with the flightless birds: they slide around on their bellies and proceed upright in their dignified waddle. However, their survival is maintained as a flock as they huddle for warmth, share food, share responsibilities and police one another's occasionally antisocial tendencies.
Director Chalet does not flinch away at the moments when misfortune does strike. There are a couple of villains along the way, but they take their place center stage one at a time. A seal and a seagull come forward to take their meals from the flock. Even one of the group's own attempts a kidnapping. Most of the danger comes from the starkly beautiful landscape. Members, young, old and the unborn, fall to the harsh conditions. There are shots of the lost and the frozen that might bring tears or sadness from a younger movie-goer, but these incidents do not overcome the overall positive themes of love and successful survival.
It is odd that birds that act like fish can do so much to remind us of cartoon versions of ourselves. Although that anthropomorphized perspective is overstated in "March of the Penguins", it offers a glimpse of a rarely viewed part of world with crisp and beautiful photography and shares a genuine sense of wonder with us.
8 out of 10