In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family. This courtship will begin with a long journey - a journey that will take them hundreds of miles across the continent by foot, in freezing cold temperatures, in brittle, icy winds and through deep, treacherous waters. They will risk starvation and attack by dangerous predators, under the harshest conditions on earth, all to find true love. Narrated by Academy Award Winner Morgan Freeman.
This is a Region 4 disc, the local region for Australia.
This got rave reviews and was much talked about in Hollywood. Yes, the photography was great, often beautiful. It is edited really well. Of course Morgan Freeman was a great narrator. But when all is said and done it is still a documentary about penguins. It's kinda long, these penguins march this one piece of ice, this one path, many times, which is interesting, in a way. And they do suffer through a lot to continue their species... I recommend it, but remember that it is still a documentary.
The footage of this movie is amazing. Definitely recommended for penguin, nature and animal lovers and as an educational film for kids. If you have a high level of general biological knowledge about penguins this film won't tell you anything you don't already know, but otherwise you'll be making enthralling new discoveries throughout the film. All the penguins are beautiful and adorable, as is the Antarctic scenery. A must-see film.
This is such a beautiful monie. It is very hard not to anthropomorphise and attibute human emotion to these creatures becuase they emote so beautifuly. An amazing journey, true grit for these guys. These penguins are amazingly determined, the power of procreation. Fantastic movie for the whole family. Highly recommended.
March of the Penquins is a very good movie to watch. I was so glad that I saw this movie because I knew nothing about penquins' life. I feel sorry for them for having a hard life by trying to keep their babies alive and adults having no food for so many days.
This is a fantastic look into the life of the Emperor Penguin as he navagates his way through life. It is amazing the amount that you don't know about these cuddly creatures..They go through extreme hardship in extreme conditions to bring their one offspring into the world...The cinematography is wonderful and the narration done by Morgan Freeman sets the perfect tone...You will go through all emotions on this one and the penguin endears itself even more to you as it tugs on your heart-strings. One for all the family...highly recommended, enjoy !!! (in fact, I'm off to watch it again)
"The March of the Penguins" has to be one of the most beautiful documentaries in recent memory. Luc Jacquet, its director, takes us on trip to Antarctica where we are introduced to the majestic Emperor penguins. Mr. Jacquet and his cinematographers, Laurent Chalet and Jerome Maison, have done the impossible task to capture these penguins in their own habitat under conditions that seem almost humanly impossible to live, let alone take this team to register it for us, the viewers in all its splendor and bleakness.
The Emperor penguins have to be the most elegant birds on this planet. They have such a noble way of standing and shuffling in almost perfect lines from the sea to the area where they will mate, hatch their eggs, and then have the females leave for the sea to feed themselves and bring back food for the new chicks. After that is accomplished, it's the males turn to do their march back to the sea to feed and fortify themselves, returning to the hatching and mating area. What makes these penguins so unique is the sense of family they project at all times.
Mr. Jacquet makes it clear for us to understand the behavior of the Emperors in their hostile environment. The English version has the clear narration by Morgan Freeman who expands on the way these birds live and how they are able to survive under extreme conditions. From what I have read about the documentary, the English version, which we are seeing in this country, has a musical score by Alex Wurman, that enhances the movie in unexpected ways.
Antarctica, that icy white vastness at the end of the world, has never looked more majestic than in this documentary. Thanks to Luc Jacquet we are enlightened by all what we learn about the Emperors as they endure and survive under the worst possible circumstances and remain the graceful figures they are. Watching "The March of the Penguins" feels, at times, like being at the ballet watching a magical dance performed by these flightless birds that manage to look so dignified all the time while doing for us their amazing dance of survival.
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